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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Subject: CHRIS WEAVER - SUMMIT COUNTY
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 03:10:52 -0400


History of Ohio
The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925
Volume III, page 365

CHRIS WEAVER, the present sheriff of Summit County, is a valued type of
citizen who has gained a reputation for force and capable direction of his
own and public interests through an experience that has been intensely
practical, since he has been dependent upon his own exertions from early
boyhood.
Mr. Weaver was born in Louisville, Kentucky, September 6, 1867, and was an
infant when his mother died. His father, Adam Weaver, also deceased, was a
gardener by trade. Chris Weaver was left on his own resources at an early
age, and obtained most of his education in the intervals of employment at
various lines of work. He attended school at Columbus, Ohio, and for a time
was a fireman with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He left the railroad service
to become a painting contractor, and he followed that business in Akron for
about a quarter of a century.
Mr. Weaver has been a working member of the republican party organization
since early manhood. His substantial traits as a business man and citizen
brought him the honor of election as sheriff of Summit County in 1922, and
he has filled the office with every degree of effort and faith since
January 1, 1923. During the world war he participated in various local
campaigns and visited many camps in the state, doing all he could to help
the enlisted soldiers. He is prominent in Masonry, being affiliated with
Akron Lodge, Washington Chapter, Akron Council, Akron Commandery of the
Knights Templar, served four years as steward of the Masonic Temple of
Akron, is treasurer of Yusef Khan Grotto, and a member of the Hot Sands
Club. He belongs to Lake Erie Consistory of Scottish Rites and Al Koran
Temple of Mystic Shrine at Cleveland. He is also a member of the Elks, and
satisfies his ambition as a fisherman through membership in the French
River Canadian Fishing Club. He is a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Weaver married Miss Julia May Verial, of Alliance, Ohio. They have one
daughter and three grandchildren. The daughter, Ruth is the wife of
Clarence Crichton, of Akron.

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