William W. Weaver, an enterprising farmer of Deerfield, has devoted the principal years of his life to
agriculture and stock raising and is recognized as one of the successful men of Oneida county. He has never depended
upon luck or chance to overcome difficulties that arise in the course of business but has bravely met each obstacle
and through close application and sound judgment has usually won the victory. He was born in Deerfield, November
7, 1856, a son of James and Arvilla (Smith) Weaver.
In the district schools he received his preliminary education and later he spent four years as a student in the
Utica advanced schools. He continued with his father upon the home farm until arriving at the age of about twenty
four years and then undertook the management of the Abram B. Weaver farm which he has cultivated to excellent advantage,
its neat appearance indicating that he gives careful thought to his work. He has spared no pains in order to secure
the best possible results. A broad minded man, he feels the quickening influence of the twentieth century and responds
by enhancing the beauty and value of his surroundings.
On December 15, 1880, Mr. Weaver was married to Miss Jennie E. Baker, who was born at Marcy, New York, April 5,
1859, a daughter of Allen G. Baker. The father was born at Stittville, New York, September 1, 1824, and was a son
of Allen Nathan Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver are the parents of five children: Florence Mabel, born September 27,
1881, who received her education at Utica and is now the wife of L. W. Cyrenius, of New York city; Herbert Baker,
who was born August 19, 1883, and died March 25, 1884; Carlton Allen, who was born April 25, 1885, and died February
26, 1886; Elsie, born July 17, 1887, who was educated at Utica and is now residing at home; and James Bellinger
born September 17, 1890, who was also educated at Utica and is assisting his father upon the home farm.
Ever since arriving at manhood Mr. Weaver has been affiliated with the democratic party, but he has never been
a seeker for public office although he takes a lively interest in public affairs. Mrs. Weaver is a graduate of
the Whitestown Seminary and is a lady of many attractive qualities of mind and character. She is a member of First
Presbyterian church at Utica and is a prime favorite in social circles wherever she is known.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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