Biography of W. A. Weaver
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





W. A. Weaver, president of the W. A. Weaver Company, wholesale grocers of East Liverpool, is among the influential and highly esteemed citizens of Columbiana County. He was born in Greene County, Ohio, March 24, 1856, and is the son of Louis and Mary A. (Johnson) Weaver.

Louis Weaver, deceased, was a native of Jefferson County, Ohio. He died in 1868 from injuries received while in service during the Civil War, he was a member of Company A, 143rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. His wife, a native of Columbiana County, died in 1921 at the age of 87 years. She was the daughter of William Johnson, one of the first settlers of Ohio and Columbiana County. He engaged in general farming and stockraising and was a leading citizen of the community for many years. To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Weaver were born five children: W. A., the subject of this sketch; Sarah C., married Mathew Galon, lives in Cleveland; John S., lives in East Liverpool, where he is associated with the W. A. Weaver Company; Hattie M., deceased; and Minnie, married John Clegg, lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

W. A. Weaver spent his boyhood at Salineville and began life as a newsboy in Cleveland. He later attended Richmond College and worked his way through, at the same time living at the home of the college president. In 1877 he entered the employ of the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad Company and seven years later become associated with The Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. Mr. Weaver has lived in East Liverpool since 1887 and during that year established his present business. W. A. Weaver Company are wholesale distributors of groceries and confections and have territory in Columbiana County, Ohio, and joining counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mr. Weaver is vice president and director of the Dollar Savings Bank of East Liverpool, Ohio.

In August, 1876, Mr. Weaver was married to Miss Emma E. Berry, of Jefferson County, Ohio, the daughter of John and Barbara (Dietz) Berry, both deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Weaver were born three children: (1) Louis E., treasurer of the W. A. Weaver Company, married Miss Emma James and they have four children, William James, Sarah, married Carl McCutcheon, Robert Louis, and Richard Sterling; (2) Goldie M., died at the age of 30 years; and Mildred, a well known teacher of music, lives in East Liverpool.

Mr. Weaver is a Republican and in 1903 was elected mayor of East Liverpool on the prohibition ticket, serving one term. He is a member of the First Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Kiwanis Club, the State Chamber of Commerce in Ohio and the Chamber of Commerce of East Liverpool and is associate member of the Gideons.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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