Weaver, Morris M. (History - 1878)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

MORRIS M. WEAVER, a well known and esteemed resident of Loyal Township, where he is engaged in agricultural operations in Section 12, was born in Section 3, this Township, Feb. 5, 1878, son of Elias and Barbara (Norton) Weaver. Elias Weaver, who was born in Indiana, was married in Dodge County, Wis., and for some time was engaged in farming there and also in Sauk County. In 1868 he came with his family to Clark County, having then two children-Minnie and Ellis. They arrived in a covered wagon drawn by a pair of oxen, Elias buying a homestead of 160 acres in Section 3, Loyal Township. In addition to his oxen he had a bulldog. Mr. Weaver built a log house and began to improve his property.


Subsequently, however, he went into the logging business, in which he lost money. Then, removing to the village of Loyal, he in 1891, built the Tremont Hotel, of which he was proprietor until his death, about eight years ago, at the age of 65. For a number of years he served as assessor, and at one time with J. C. Quinn owned three sections of land. His wife is still living, being now 71 years old. In addition to their two children already mentioned, three others were born in Loyal Township, one being the subject of this sketch. Morris M. Weaver's education was begun in the district school he subsequently attended the Loyal high school and the Stevens Point Normal School and then taught for one year. Then, entering a store he was employed as clerk for about three years. At the end of that time, in 1907, he took up farming on a tract of 130 acres in Section 12, Loyal Township. There was a good house on the place and he added to the improvements by erecting a barn, 36 by 74 feet, and a silo, 12 by 30 feet. Here he raises a good grade of Holstein cattle, Poland-China hogs and is carrying on general farming Profitably.


He also holds shares in the Equity elevator. Mr. Weaver served five years as clerk on the village board of Loyal, was a trustee for several years and is the present chairman of the Loyal Township Board.


He was married to Mary Sayles, of Washington County, Wis. and his wife have three children: Percy, Helen, and Walter.



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