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[Private] Frank Weaver, Jr.
[U. S. Army]

May 29, 1896 - October 23, 1918
 Cedarvale Cemetery
Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas

Gold Star Mother
Mary Elizabeth [Thigpen] Weaver


[Private] Frank Weaver, Jr. [May 29, 1897 – October 23, 1918] was born to Frank Weaver, Sr. [ March 18, 1863 – October 13, 1918] and Mary Elizabeth [Thigpen] Weaver [November 14, 1874 – February 19, 1944] at Providence City, ________ County, Texas. He died from “disease” [possible Spanish Flu] while stationed at the Panama Canal, Panama.  He is buried at
Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas next to his father.  Besides his mother, he was survived by three brothers and six sisters.  As best as can be determined from available records, his family was living at Markham, Matagorda County, Texas when he joined the service and when he died.  According to his draft registration card he was living at Whitsett, Live Oak County, Texas when he registered, and gave his occupation as farmer. His mother is also buried at Cedarvale Cemetery in a different section.

The remains of Frank Weaver of Bay City were put off here Friday through error. Deceased was a soldier boy stationed on the Panama Canal and died of disease. The address was, "Undertaker, Bay City, El Campo, Texas," the error appearing in the marking at the point of shipment.--El Campo Record

The Daily Tribune, December 12, 1918

Frank Weaver, Sr. & Frank Weaver, Jr.
Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas

Elizabeth Weaver
Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas

Funeral Services For Markham Matron

To Be Held Tuesday


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Weaver, age 69 years, 3 months and 5 days passed away at her home in Markham Saturday morning, Feb. 19, at 12:15, after an illness of some duration.


Mrs. Weaver is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Nettie Alexander, Markham; Mrs. Maude Ryan, California; Mrs. A. E. Stokes, Tyler, Texas; Mrs. L. W. Keith, Cleveland, Texas; Mrs. Chester Kee, Markham; Mrs. Charles Adams, California; three sons, N. J., Bay City;Billie, U.S. Seabees [US Navy]; Charlie, U.S. Navy; four sisters, Mrs. Jane Harmes, Hope, Texas; Mrs. Susie Stribling, Matagorda; Miss Maud Wallace, Eagle Lake; Mrs. Mattie Nicholson, Kennedy, Texas; two brothers, T. A. Thigpen, Ezell, Texas and L. K. Thigpen, Kennedy.


Funeral services are to be held at the Markham Baptist Church at 3:00 Tuesday afternoon with Rev. R. F. Black officiating.  Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Matchett-Newman Funeral Home.


The Daily Tribune, Monday, February 21, 1944



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