Saturday, April 18, 2009

Obituary: Frances Weaver

Frances Weaver Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for Frances Weaver, 24, 637 E. Dayton st., who died Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Fitch-Lawrence Funeral Home. Elder Robert Thomas, Chicago, of the fourth episcopal district of the African Methodist church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

Miss Weaver had been employed as a cosmetician at the William Busch beauty salon. She become ill while at work Thursday and was taken to a hospital.

Miss Weaver was born in Madison and received her education in Madison grade schools and in Central high where she was graduated in 1922. She was also a graduate of the Madison Beauty school.

Note: The above was originally published in the Obituary Section of the Wisconsin State Journal on March 10, 1947. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families.

The graduation date for Frances Weaver is obviously a typo. If she was 24 in 1947, she was probably born in 1922 or 1923. I've been unable to determine when she graduated, but it was probably in the early 1940s.

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