WILLIAM CALVIN WEAVER M. D
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Dallas and Lowndes County, Alabama
William Calvin Weaver, M. D., was a physician of reputation, a citizen of excellent standing and a courteous gentleman, combined qualities which made him a most popular spirit in Ft. Deposit and vicinity. Near Selma in the county of Dallas was his birthplace, the time being Dec. 21, 1858. His father was Minor Francis Weaver. The Weavers are of Irish extraction, grandfather Andrew Weaver having settled as a young man in Georgia and then in or near Selma, Alabama.
Minor F. Weaver was born in Oglethorpe county, Ga., and came with his parents to Dallas county, Alabama. He was a man of excellent business capacity, engaging extensively and successfully in planting, conducting at one time several of the largest plantations in the county. He died in Perry county in 1889.
Dr. Weaver was well grounded in the country schools and finished his literary education at Howard college, Marion, Alabama. His degree of medicine was obtained at the University of Tennessee, in 1883. He at once settled in Lowndes county, where he practiced at Ft. Deposit. Our subject was an earnest, conscientious member of society, shouldering his share of the burdens cheerfully, and wielding a powerful influence for good in all walks of life.
He served several years in the city council and was for three years captain of the Lowndes Rifles. Politically, he affiliated with the Democratic party and served on the county executive committee of the party through several hotly contested campaigns. He held membership in the Baptist church and affiliated with two of the strongest fraternal orders, the Masons and the Knights of Pythias.
Dr. Weaver married into one of the influential families of the county, his wife, Emma C. Collier, being a daughter of Lemuel Collier, a large planter and an ex-member of the legislature. The marriage was celebrated in Ft. Deposit in 1884. Dr. and Mrs. Weaver were justly popular with a host of friends all over the county.
1.Notable Men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical, Volume 1 edited by Joel Campbell DuBose p. 241