Claude Devern Weld

Male29 September 1891–13 February 1956

Brief Life History of Claude Devern

When Claude Devern Weld was born on 29 September 1891, in Centerville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Franklin B Weld, was 30 and his mother, Etta Young, was 28. He married Ida E Parkhurst on 2 April 1914, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Reynoldsville, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Sherman, Sherman, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1930. In 1917, at the age of 25, his occupation is listed as telegraph operator, pennsylvania railroad (prr) in Sherman, Chautauqua, New York, United States. He died on 13 February 1956, at the age of 64, and was buried in Sherman, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claude Devern Weld
1891–1956
Ida E Parkhurst
1890–1983
Marriage: 2 April 1914
Marian Weld
1915–1990
Esther Weld
1918–1984

Sources (10)

  • Claude Weld, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Claude D Weld, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Claude Devern Weld, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1914Chautauqua, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 14

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 18

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English wo(u)ld(e), wald(e), weld(e) ‘wooded region, forested land, upland’ (see Wald , Wold ).

    English (Dutch origin): in Eastern England, this name was perhaps a habitational name from Weld (Brabant), now Well in Limburg province (Netherlands).

    History: Thomas Weld (1596–1661), born in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, was an influential Puritan divine who emigrated from Terling, Essex, to Roxbury, MA, in 1632.

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

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