Samuel J. Weir
Samuel cash-claimed a quarter in 6, 7N 48W in 1891.
Possible : Samuel Jackson Weir b: 27 December 1830 in
Cooper County, Missouri d: 8 April 1928 in
Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri
married Martha Doak Wilson b: 21 April 1840 in
Murfreesboro, Tennessee m: 10 February 1858 in Greene
County, Missouri d: 27 March 1915
In 1880 Dade County Samuel 49 and Mattie D. 39 have Nora 21, Anna 19, Don M. 17, Horrace 15, George 5. 13, Phillip 11, Rob t. 9, Frank 7, Lucy 5, and mother Polly B. 72.
In 1900 Dade County Samuel and Martha have Phillip H. May 1872, Robert S. Nov 1874, Frank B. Dec 1876, and Daisy D. Aug 1882.
In 1910 Dade County Samuel J. and Martha D. have only Robert S., 36.
Samuel J. Weir born Dec 27, 1830 in Cooper County Missouri, son of Samuel Weir of Kentucky and Mary B. Stevens, died April 8, 1928, widowed, to be buried in Weir Cemetery.
"Mattie" D. Weir born April 21, 140 in Tennessee to William Wilson from North Carolina and Syntha Wasson of Tennessee, died March 27, 1915, to be buried in Weir cemetery. Geo. L. Weir was the informant.
Samuel and James (below) very likely were related.
Andrew Jackson Weir, born Dec 12, 1859 died Dec 31, 1921, buried in Sterling. 54768771 says he married Edna Propst Westlake, also buried in Sterling. William Westlake died in 1907.
James Weir came to the Sterling area from Canada in 1865, to work for the
railroad. By 1866, he was a foreman, and moved his family to the area. The
settlement was called Weir, when Julesburg #3 was founded in 1881.
Later, Weir moved his family to Sterling, along with several of the Weir buildings, including the family home which was moved in sections.
The Weir family founded several business in Sterling, becoming prominent citizens of the community. Andy Weir's building was the first post office and his sister Edna, the first postmaster.
|Charles A. Weir, of North Platte, is prominently known in railway
circles in the western part of the state of Nebraska. He is conductor on
the Union Pacific railway, western division. His father, James Weir, was
connected with this road, at the beginning of its construction, and
remained in this department up to the winter of 1886. Weir Siding was
named after him. Prior to coming here he was in Canada on the Grand
Trunk railway, having come there from Ireland, where he was born in
1826. Our subject's grandfather, James Weir, died in 1898, aged one
hundred and nine years, at Montreal, Canada.
Mr. Weir was born at Julesburg, in 1868, and at the age of twenty began railroading at Sterling, Colorado, with the Union Pacific railway in 1884, employed as section foreman, then went west in the train service, and has been conductor on that road for the past ten years. He is a member of the Order of Railway Conductors, and past chief conductor of that lodge. He has five brothers, all of whom are, or have been, railway men nearly all their lives. W. J. Weir is trainmaster on the Midland Valley railway at Forth Smith, Arkansas; Frank Weir, conductor on the El Paso & N. W. Railway, of Texas; Andrew Weir, retired conductor, residing at Colorado Springs; Joseph Weir, retired railway man, now a farmer at Sterling, Colorado, where the father also resides; Robert Weir, with the Union Pacific, now conductor at Denver. Our subject's wife, who was Miss Kelker, of Pueblo, Colorado, had six brother who were all railroad men, and two sisters who married engineers. Four members of her family have met death through railway accidents. One brother, John Kelker, is master mechanic at Lima, Ohio. Mrs. Weir is a daughter of John Kelker, born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Her father as a young man went to Baldwin Locomotive Works, at Philadelphia, and became a traveling salesman. He took the first engines to the Rio Grande railway at Pueblo, and afterwards entered the service of that road, and for twenty-five years, up to 1903, was master mechanic of the first district of the Rio Grand system. He is now eighty years of age, hale and hearty, living at Pueblo. Mr. and Mrs. Weir have two children, namely; George and Elizabeth. Mr. Weir's mother was, prior to her marriage, Elizabeth Granger, born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Mr. Weir was a delegate to the National Convention of Railway Trainmen, held at Galesburg, Illinois, in 1895. He is a prominent Mason and at present senior warden of No. 32 lodge at North Platte, having passed all chairs. He has served with the Union Pacific company for twenty years, and has never received a demerit mark, and is justly proud of his record.
January 1900 "Sidney Propst yesterday walked in Justice Pickens'
court room and surrendered himself. He together with Grant Dodson
and Charles Harrison are accused of the murder of Jacob Uhl
at the county hospital. The district attorney said that $2,500
nail for Propst would be sufficient, although Judge Pickens remarked
that he would have placed the sum more like $5,000 if the proposition
had been left to him. Dodson and Harrison were both in court,
and their counsel, John A. Rush, asked that the court make the
bail for his clients small, as they were poor laborers.
The court, however fixed the bonds in each case $2,500.
Propst says Allen & Webster are his counsel.
The case will be taken up next Wednesday morning.
Rocky Mountain News, Thursday, Dec. 28."
April 6, 1900 " S[idney] R[udolph] Propst is one of the most progressive citizens of Logan county and the public will be pleased as well as surprised to know that he returned home from Denver Saturday night having concluded a deal with W. S. Iliff for the purchase of the Wesley Wright ranch one mile north of Iliff, embracing 920 acres of land. Mr. Propst has figured on this purchase for a year past and in July last surveyed a ditch from a point one-half mile above the Iliff bridge to the land. He will commence work om the construction of this ditch the last of the week. When completed it will furnish water to irrigate 600 acres of the tract and nearly all of the remainder can be irrigated from the old Iliff ditch.
While in Denver Sid renewed his lease on the Riverside ranch adjoining the tract purchased consisting of 1,300 acres of as fine range for cattle as there is in the world. Both the leased land and what he bought is every acre under fence. He will now have a ranch property worthy of the name and with the development as contemplated will in a few years have money to burn. The price paid for the property bought was less than $10,000, exclusive of the lease on the Riverside. Rah for Mr. Propst and his good fortune ."