|Ancestor Research for Weaver Family Branches|
|Philip Victor Weaver of Greenwich, New York|
Philip Victor Weaver, my paternal grandfather, was born on October 02, 1879, in Canon City, Colorado. Although I don't have Philip's birth record, various sources, including his death record and family notes, support the date and location. For example, the 1880 United States Federal Census for Denver (Arapahoe County), enumerated on June 12, 1880, lists Philip at eight months old and indicates that he was born in October 1879. His parents were William Munson Weaver and Elizabeth Whittingham Fowler Weaver, who, about 1875, had ventured to Colorado from the New York City area. Philip's residency in Colorado appears to have been brief, as evidenced by the fact that William died on December 10, 1882, on 4th Avenue in New York City. He was buried on December 13, 1882, in Woodlawn Cemetery. [City of New York Death Certificate No. 3842.] By the late 1800s, Elizabeth and her children were living in Brooklyn. Elizabeth died on January 20, 1899, on Macon Street. [Borough of Brooklyn Death Certificate No. 1342.] The 1900 United States Federal Census for Brooklyn lists Philip and two siblings as boarders on 3rd Street.
Philip graduated from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. [Obituary of Philip V. Weaver, February 05, 1947.] He obtained his D. V. M. in 1905 and established a practice in Glen Cove, Oyster Bay, Long Island. On October 17, 1906, in Ithaca, New York, Philip married Jane (Jennie) Elizabeth Baker. [Original wedding book containing unattributed newspaper clipping, marriage announcement, and marriage certificate.] Philip and Jane spent their early years of marriage in Glen Cove, the birth location of three sons. During World War I, Philip served in the Veterinary Corps with the United States Army's 78th Division. He served in Europe from May 1918 to June 1919, and he participated in the Battle of St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. As Major Weaver, Philip was honorably discharged on June 10, 1919, at Camp Dix, New Jersey. [Original United States Army honorable discharge certificate, recorded on November 05, 1920, Washington County.]
About 1920, Philip and his family moved to Greenwich, Washington County, New York. In December 1944, Philip retired from a supervisory position for the New York State Department of Agriculture, an entity with which he had begun an association in 1907. [Obituary of Philip V. Weaver.] Philip died on January 31, 1947, on Prospect Street in Greenwich. He was buried on February 03, 1947, in Greenwich Cemetery. [Greenwich Register of Deaths, Registered No. 3-2; Obituary of Philip V. Weaver.]
[The following information is supported by a combination of sources, primarily the following: Lucius E. Weaver, History and Genealogy of a Branch of the Weaver Family (Rochester, N. Y.: The Du Bois Press, 1928; facsimile reprint, Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Company), 508, 579; and Woodlawn Cemetery interment records.]
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