Category Archives: Weaver

Happy Birthday to Great Great Great Grandparents, an ocean apart!

Two of my great, great, great grandparents were born on 11 August.  One in Würtenburg; one in New York. Alexander Gaertner was born in 1785 in Klein Ingersheim, Würtemburg, to Johannes Gaertner and Christina Leibbrandt.  He married Christina Regina Bauer on … Continue reading

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Happy 118th Birthday, Cousin Walter!

Walter Lee Wright, my first cousin, twice removed, was born 8 August 1901, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, to Stephen A. D. and Marietta Lee Wright.  Marietta was the younger sister of my great grandmother, Effie Clarissa Lee Weaver.  Walter … Continue reading

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Happy 160th Birthday, Grandma Weaver!

Effie Clarissa Lee, my great grandmother, was born 3 August 1859, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, to Charles Norton and Esther Jenks Lee. While on a long visit to her Aunt Minerva Jenks Bolton at Norfolk, Nebraska, she was united … Continue reading

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119 Years Ago, She was born for such a short life.

119 years ago, 1 July 1900, my grandfather’s sister, Olive Marie Weaver, was born to Lemuel and Effie Clarissa Lee Weaver in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan.  Growing up we never knew that Grandpa had a sister — probably because she … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Aunt Rose!

Roseanah Weaver Fisher 1837-1931 [Winter 1918-1919] Roseanah Weaver was born 182 years ago, 19 June 1837, in Washington County, Pennsylvania, to Gottlieb Weber [Goodliff Weaver] and Anne Lane [they had 12 children over a span of 28 years, the first … Continue reading

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Memories of Grandpa Lee’s Aunt Myra

My grandfather’s Aunt Myra, his mother’s sister, Hannah Almira Lee Churches, was born 4 December 1864, in Southfield, Michigan.  On 26 March 1891, in Pontiac, Michigan, she married Robert Richard Churches.  Five and a half years later, her younger sister, … Continue reading

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The rain finally stopped, so part 2 …

Made it to Acacia Park Cemetery with all of the peonies from Grandmother Weaver’s plant that had bloomed — the rain had been constant and I was sure the blooms were going to be destroyed.   But, there were enough to … Continue reading

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