It was on this date, 11 May, 90 years ago, in 1929, that Great Grandfather Weaver passed away.
Lemuel Weaver was born 26 August 1857 in Perry, Ohio, to Goodliff Weaver (nee: Gottlieb Weber) and Anne Lane. He worked at a number of jobs, but 1891 found him working in an asylum in Norfolk, Nebraska. It was while working there as an attendant that another attendant, Effie Clarissa Lee, caught his eye. The two were married on 1 August 1891. This event caused their granddaughter in later years to repeated remark that her grandparents “met and married in an insane asylum”.
By 1893, the couple had relocated to Columbus, Ohio for the birth of their first child, Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver. But, by 1900 when their second child. Olive Marie, was born, they were living with Effie’s parents in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan. Olive died within 4 days. The small family relocated a couple of times before settling on the lot on Tireman Avenue, corner of Scotten, in Detroit, where they would build their home (a duplex). Uncle Lem’s health was a constant topic of inquiry on postcards posted in earlier formats of this blog. Grandmother Weaver continued to live in the family home after Lemuel’s death. Grandfather was buried in the family plot in Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.