Search billions of records on



Amador County









            A prominent representative of the mining interests of Amador County residing in Drytown, Mr. Weymouth was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 23d day of May, 1858, and is of English lineage, his ancestors having emigrated from Portsmouth, England, to the new world at a very early day.  The grandfather, Shadrach Weymouth, was a prominent Methodist minister and lived to an advanced age.  His son, Warren Weymouth, was born in Vermont, was educated for the ministry, and when a young man began preaching the gospel of peace on earth, devoting his entire life to the holy cause.  He exercised marked influence for good and it has been an unalloyed benediction to all who knew him.  He married Miss Charity Fenno, of North Springfield, Vermont, and they had four children, all of whom are living.  One on the sons, George Weymouth, was a member of the United States congress, representing the fourth district of Massachusetts, and served his second term in that high office.  Another son, Charles, is a Vermont farmer, and both daughters are married and reside in the old Bay state.

            W. S. Weymouth, the subject of this review, obtained his early education in the public schools of Massachusetts, and was fitted for a business career by an apprenticeship at the trade of carriage trimming.  In 1883 he came to Amador County, California, in order to settle up an estate, and was so favorably impressed with the opportunities of the golden west that he resolved to make his home here.  He became interested in the rich mineral resources of the great Mather lode which crossed Amador County, and since that time has been extensively engaged in mining, being connected with various valuable mining enterprises.  He was the superintendent of the Cosmopolitan mine for six years, and with other gentlemen of prominence is now largely interested in the Pocahontas mine near Drytown, comprising one of the main fissures of the Mather lode.  His investments have been carefully made and now bring to him rich financial returns.

            Mr. Weymouth was married in 1889 to Miss Sarah A. Anderson, a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and they now have three interesting daughters:  Myrta, Hester and Helen.  Their pleasant home is the center of a cultured society circle in Drytown, and all who pass beneath its portals enjoy a most gracious hospitality.  Mr. Weymouth is now serving as junior warden of Drytown Lodge, No. 174, F. & A. M.  He is a Republican in his political preferences, and is a citizen of a high order of intelligence and ability, being among the valued representatives of mining interests in this section of the state.  He has a strict regard for the ethics of commercial life, is straightforward and honorable in all his dealings, and at the same time is energetic, ambitious and progressive.  These qualities insure to him a successful career, and in the future, as in the past, his advancement along material, as well as social and intellectual lines, will be continuous.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: “A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of Northern California”, Pages 426-427. Chicago Standard Genealogical  Publishing Co. 1901.

© 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.



Golden Nugget Library's Amador County Biographies

California Statewide

Golden Nugget Library