John W Wever

November 1846–
New York, United States

The Life of John W

When John W Wever was born in November 1846, in New York, United States, his father, Asa Fitch Weaver Sr, was 31 and his mother, Cynthia Ann DeGarmo, was 23. He married Frances Elisabeth Essex on 15 December 1904, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. He lived in Henderson, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Media, Henderson, Illinois, United States for about 20 years.

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John W Wever
Frances Elisabeth Essex
Marriage: 15 December 1904

Spouse and Children

15 December 1904
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Harriet G Wever


    Jacob D Weaver



    Mary Eliza Wever


    George Harvey Wever


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World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 31

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: occupational name for a weaver, Middle Low German wever, Middle Dutch wever(e). Compare Weber .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Weaver, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Wever, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Wever in household of Solomon B Essex, "United States Census, 1900"

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