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Paul B. Weir, 1893-1965


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/15/2011 at 20:52:49

Paul B. Weir, son of George A. Weir, was born April 12, 1893. Elma Crumb, daughter of Elmer E. Crumb was born December 16, 1895. Paul and Elma were married April 1, 1917, and one son, Elmer A. was born June 18,1926.

Paul and Elma farmed in the Estherville community all their lives, moving to the home farm in 1936. They were general crop and livestock farmers, and remained active farmers until the late 1950's. Paul died December 7, 1965. Elma lived on the farm until her death November 15, 1973.

Paul and Elma were active in the First Presbyterian Church, Paul being an Elder. Elma was Cradle Roll Superintendent for a number of years. Each had antique collection as a hobby and enjoyed many friends in this endeavor. Paul collected many bells, one of particular importance, this being the original Estherville Fire Bell, which will be placed on display at our new Emmet County Historical Society building.

Elma was an active D. A. R. member (50 year member) and was the local chapter Regent one term. She was a member of the Triple E Club of Emmet Township. Both were active in the Estherville Trail Riders and were active members of the Emmet County Historical Society.

Contributed by: James M. Richmond . Source: "History of Emmet County, Iowa, Vol. III", Compiled by the Emmet County Historical Society as a Bicentennial Project., Inter-Collegiate Press, Inc., Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1976, pages 442.


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