John William Weidman1,2,3

ID# 20758, (1900 - 1934)
FatherFredrick G. Weidman4,3,5 (abt 1872 - )
MotherSamantha Kisner6,3 (abt 1881 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 24 Nov 1900, Berkeley Co., West Virginia7,8,9
Marriage: 24 Dec 1921, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Odessa L. Flora (29 Nov 1904 - 20 Mar 1976)2,10
Death: 1 Jul 1934, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia3
Burial: 4 Jul 1934, Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia3
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John William Weidman was born on 24 Nov 1900 in Berkeley Co., West Virginia.7,8,9 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Berkeley Co., West Virginia, in the household of his parents, Fredrick G. Weidman and Samantha Kisner.4
     John married Odessa L. Flora, daughter of Edward K. Flora and Mary Arizona Wellen, on 24 Dec 1921 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, after obtaining permission from her step-grandmother since she was a minor, with Frank Steelman officiating.2,10
     John and Odessa L. Flora lived at 212 N. High, Martinsburg, for a time after their marriage.11 They appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Berkeley Co., West Virginia, enumerated 21 Apr 1930, reporting they were renting their home, for $7 per month. Their children William, Donald, Charles, Phyllis and Helen were listed as living with them.12
     He was a machinist for Interwoven Mills in 1922. By 1930 he was a laborer in an orchard. By 1934 he was a farmer, on the H. S. Miller farm near Darksville.13,14,15
     On 1 Jul 1934 he hitched a pair of young horses to a binder and began harvesting his crop. He was riding astride one of the horses with his younger brother Lemuel on the binder seat. A low-flying airplane spooked the horses, who bolted. John was thrown off the horse and run over by the binder. He died later that day of his injuries.16,5
     John died on 1 Jul 1934 in Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, at age 33.3 He was buried on 4 Jul 1934 in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia.3

Children:
     Children with Odessa L. Flora

John and Odessa's youngest child is still living.
  • William Eugene Weidman12,5,17 (31 Oct 1922 - 7 Aug 1998)
  • Donald L. Weidman12,5 (abt 1924 - 21 Jan 1944)
  • Charles Edward Weidman12,5,18 (5 Apr 1925 - 19 Nov 2006)
  • Phyllis Marie Weidman12,5,19 (28 Mar 1927 - 21 Feb 2015)
  • Helen Mae Weidman12,5,20 (22 May 1929 - 24 Mar 2008)

Citations

  1. [S6906] Fred G. Weidman household, 1910 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows name as Willie J. Weidman.
  2. [S6833] John William Weidman and Odessa Flora, marriage license and return.
  3. [S6889] John William Weidman, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S6906] Fred G. Weidman household, 1910 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia.
  5. [S6913] "Farmer Fatally Injured," The Frederick Post, 5 Jul 1934.
  6. [S6906] Fred G. Weidman household, 1910 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  7. [S6889] John William Weidman, Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  8. [S6906] Fred G. Weidman household, 1910 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows age 9 and state.
  9. [S6833] John William Weidman and Odessa Flora, marriage license and return, shows age 21 at marriage 24 Dec 1821, county, and state.
  10. [S6907] John W. Weidman household, 1930 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows married, with his first marriage at age 21 and hers at 18.
  11. [S6822] Polk's Tacoma City Directory, 1922, pg 269.
  12. [S6907] John W. Weidman household, 1930 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia.
  13. [S6913] "Farmer Fatally Injured," The Frederick Post, 5 Jul 1934, shows occupation as farmer and location.
  14. [S6822] Polk's Tacoma City Directory, 1922, pg 269, shows occupation as "mach Intw Mills."
  15. [S6907] John W. Weidman household, 1930 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows occupation as laborer, industry as orchards.
  16. [S6889] John William Weidman, Certificate of Death, shows date of accident, run over by binder, horses frightened.
  17. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for William Eugene Weidman, Soc. Sec. No. 577-38-5421.
  18. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for Charles Edward Weidman.
  19. [S6909] Phyllis Marie Keesecker obituary, Brown Funeral Home.
  20. [S6910] Helen Mae Keesecker obituary, Brown Funeral Home.