Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
HEZEKIAH W. WEAVER is a blacksmith
at Lind, Washington. He is a native of New London, Hancock county,
Illinois, and was born on February 11, 1856. His parents were Daniel
and Anna (Bunton) Weaver, natives of Kentucky and Tennessee, respectively.
They crossed the plains to Cove, Oregon, in 1864, where they lived during
the rest of their lives. They were parents of five children, who,
besides our subject, are, Samuel, Sarah, Ellen, and Derious. The
eldest son was killed in battle during the Civil war.
H. W. Weaver received some schooling in Union
county, Oregon, but upon gaining his seventeenth year he left school and
took up the work of a cow-boy. This life he followed until his twenty-second
year, when he was married in 1879, to Fannie McConnell, a native of Arkansas,
and daughter of James and Mary McConnell. Mrs. Weaver is one of a
family of seven children.
After his marriage Mr. Weaver took up a homestead
in Wallowa county, Oregon, where he raised stock for three years, after
which he entered the sawmilling business, in which he was engaged one and
a half years. During this time he mastered his trade, and, removing
to Pendleton, he worked at blacksmithing there, and in 1897 he removed
to the Palouse country. Here he still followed work at the forge,
and in 1899 he came to Adams county. Here he worked for wages for
six months, after which he erected the shop in which he still works.
He is considered a careful and competent workman;
consequently receives his share of the work in his line. His political
faith lies with the Democratic party.