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I have cemetery records of some of my WEBBERS, AS WELL AS SOME
OBITS COPIED FROM THE NEWSPAPER back in the 1900's [see
below]. James H. WEBBER
was a well-known, respected Brick Mason back then before his
Sadly, his son's daughter, my grandmother, Hazel Vivian Webber,
married my grandfather. He placed her in Iowa State Hospital
(Isolation) for having either a nervous breakdown or getting sick at
a party they were at. She died there in 1942 at the young age
of 24. She had two infant children she loved. She was buried in a
COUNTY cemetery, all alone. I believe she was considered an outcast
or black sheep of the family. My grandfather was Filipino. How hard
it must have been on her trying to keep in touch with her white
family! She is laid to rest in Black Hawk County Cemetery. She was
born in Cedar Rapids, Linn County.
I have no pictures of my Webber Family. I have one picture of
Hazel, my grandmother, with my father, her infant son. My aunt was
born while my grandmother was in that hospital. I don't know if she
was actual born AT the hospital, or if they took her to another
hospital for her to be born. My dad and aunt were placed in an
orphanage by my grandfather.
My grandfather owned a restaurant in Black Hawk County. He stayed
in contact with his children. They eventually were taken care of by
a wonderful foster family, who still keep in touch with him to this
day. They were farmers.