"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Weaver, Elias father of Ellis M. WEAVER whose sketch appears above, was one of the pioneers of Clark County, Wisconsin, and previous to his death he was for many years well known in the hotel business at Loyal, in that county. He was born at Dansville, Livingston County, N.Y., in 1841, and came to Dodge County, Wisconsin, at an early period of his life. He married Barbara E. NORTON at Iron Ridge, Wis., Feb. 6, 1864, and three years later Mr. and Mrs. WEAVER came to Clark County and settled in the town of Loyal, one mile north of the village bearing that name. A man of great enterprise and natural ability, his career here was a highly successful one, and his personal charm created a great many friends for him throughout this region. He carried on extensive logging operations here for a number of years, and in 1891 he engaged in the hotel business, erecting the Weaver House at Loyal. Under his able management this speedily became one of the most popular hostelries in the county and gained an enviable reputation, both locally and among the traveling public. Mr. WEAVER conducted it until shortly before his death, which occurred Oct. 16, 1896, at his home in Loyal, from cancer of the stomach. Mr. WEAVER will long be remembered as one of the most prominent men of this locality. In the years he spent in Clark County he accomplished valuable work in the general upbuilding of the community, and his career may well serve as a pattern for those who follow him. Besides his wife he left five grown children, three daughters and two sons. Four of the children, Mrs. Austin CHURCH, Mrs. Eric AMBLE, Mrs. S. JOHNSON, and Morris WEAVER, reside in Loyal and vicinity.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 362; History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others; H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1924

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