Thomas Weir was born February 14th, 1855, near Cambridge, Washington County, New York; his father, John Weir, a
carriage maker; his mother, Agnes Glover.
He obtained an academic course at Washington County Academy, at Cambridge, New York, and graduated at the head
of his class in 1876, from Union College in mining and civil engineering. Mr. Weir went from New York to Nebraska
in March, 1877, and in the fall of that year was appointed the assistant engineer of the Missouri River improvement
work at that point. He was transferred to the Mississippi River Commission in 1878, and given charge of work in
the lower river.
In 1879 he resigned and went to Leadville, Colo., and in 1880 was appointed assistant manager of the A. Y. Mine,
and three years later was appointed general manager of the A. Y. mine and Minnie mine, both of which properties
became prominent dividend payers under his management. From 1888 to the summer of 1893, he was general manager
of the Granite Mountain Mining Company's properties at Granite, Montana.
Mr. Weir came to Salt Lake City, February 24, 1894, and in 1896 secured the ground in Bingham that f formed the
basis of the Highland Boy Mining Company and became its general manager He erected the first Bleichent tramway
in Utah. In 1899 he secured the ground and became the manager of the Boston Consolidated Mining Company. He is
also a director of the Ohio Copper Company, president of the Ajax Mining; Company, and vice president of Walker
Brothers' Bank. He has never held political office, but he is a member of the Alta Club, the Salt Lake Commercial
Club, and an elder in the First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Weir was married June 15th, 1886, to Miss Clara Pond Treadway, in Denver, Colo. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Weir
is among the stateliest of the many handsome residences that ornament that handsome street, the number being 519
East Brigham Street. It occupies an acre and a quarter of ground on the corner of Brigham and "F" Streets,
the extensive velvet lawn and perfectly kept surroundings making it one of the most attractive residences in the
city. The house is large and commodious, is of native, creamy colored sandstone, has a total of fifteen rooms,
is of Colonial style and provided with all the modern conveniences which contribute to comfort and beauty.
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909
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