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Donald Jay "Jay" WEAVER
Child of D.W. WEAVER


Darius Weaver

Mr. Darius Weaver, who has been living on his farm about three miles below Wallowa, for the past two years; quietly passed away about 6 o'clock on the morning of the 14th inst., after an illness of only a few days. The corpse was taken to the Alder cemetery for interment. Mr. Weaver leaves many warm friends to mourn his absence.

J. Work

The Aurora August 24, 1894

Services Held
For Jay Weaver

Funeral services for Jay Weaver were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Christian Church at Wallowa with Minister O. W. Jones in charge and the church choir singing "In The Garden" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Pallbearers were Tom McBath, Jr., Alderin Oliver, Bill Cramer, Levi Johnson, Clarence Bergett and Frank Murphy. Interment was in the Wallowa cemetery.

Donald Jay Weaver was born December 7, 1904 in Wallowa, Oregon. He passed away November 16 at the hospital in Ephrata, Washington. Had he lived until his birthday in December, he would have been forty-five years old.

On December 10,1926, he was married to Margaret Nedrow of Richland, Oregon. One child was born to this union, Mrs. Dona Sexton, of South Bend, Indiana.

Surviving Mr. Weaver, are his wife and daughter, his son-in-law, Richard Sexton, and two grandchildren, Rodney and Connie. Of his immediate family, his mother, Mary Weaver, survives, also seven brothers and three sisters, all of Wallowa and vicinity. They are Wayne, Lloyd, Kenneth, Wilbur, Selby, Martin, Marshall, Mrs. Edna Coleman, Mrs. Blanche Schaeffer, and Mrs. Myrtle Armon.

His father, Elizah Weaver, and three brothers, preceded him in death.

While born in Wallowa and spending his boyhood days here, most of Mr. Weaver's life had been spent in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday November 24, 1949
Front Page

Child of D. W. Weaver

The 12 year-old son of D. W. Weaver of Enterprise, was instantly killed Monday about 11 o'clock by the accidental discharge of a shot gun. From the best information obtainable, it seems he borrowed the gun for hunting purposes and being told that it contained an old load, took it home and attempted to discharge the load by filling the tube with powder and setting a match to it. as the powder did not ignite at once, he attempted to blow down the barrel to see if he could not force an air passage through the tube, doubting the fact that the gun was loaded. It was thus while he had the barrel in his mouth that the fire reached the charge and without a moments warning was discharged. The heavy load of shot shattered the lad's head fearfully, tearing a portion of the mouth, entirely away. No one saw the horrible accident as the boy's folks were all away except a sister who was in the house sewing. Hearing the shot she rushed out to find her brother lying dead. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon. - Lostine Leader

Cove Ledger Thursday September 7, 1899


Car Driven by Hugh Campbell Turns Over as Driver Tries to Make Turn.

Henry Weaver of this city met his death when his auto turned over at Joseph, Sunday. Mr. Weaver and Hugh Campbell, a salesman at the Brick Garage in Joseph, were going to the Wallowa Lake Sunday morning about nine o'clock and witnesses say attempted to turn a corner at a high rate of speed. Those who saw them on the main street of Joseph say they were going at the rate of fifty miles an hour with Campbell driving and when they attempted to make the first turn on the way to the lake the auto turned over twice dragging Mr. Weaver under the car for a distance of about twenty-five feet. He lived only a short time after the accident and died in the Enterprise hospital Campbell was lucky enough to escape with only bruises.

Mrs. Weaver was visiting a sister at Pendleton at the time of the accident and arrived in Enterprise Monday.

Henry Weaver was born in Sullivan county, Missouri, on March 27th, 1888, and passed away in Enterprise, August 22nd, 1920. He came to Union county with his parents in 1902. He had lived in Wallowa county most of the time since coming to Oregon. Mr. Weaver was united in marriage to Miss Versa Davis at Asotin, Washington, twelve years ago. The wife and two daughters survive him. He also leaves his father, Joseph J. Weaver to mourn the loss of a son. The mother passed away last fall.

The funeral was held Tuesday at the residence of the deceased in Enterprise and the remains were laid away in the Enterprise cemetery. The Elks had charge of the funeral services at the grave. The deceased was also a member of the I.O.O.F. and Loyal Moose.

Wallowa County Reporter August 26, 1920

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