Elizabeth King Weir

Elizabeth King was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and grew to womanhood on her father’s farm. She had what was considered a liberal education for those days and after teaching a few years married her neighbor and schoolmate, Rev. William Weir, the son of Rev. Samuel Weir of Mifflin Church. The family life was passed in western Pennsylvania in several pastorates in all of which Mrs. Weir was active in service and esteemed by all the people. The children of the home are three: Anna, wife of Robert L. Welch, Mount Ayr; Joseph of Washington, PA., and Mary, wife of Arthur W. Risher of Spadra, CA. Since the death of her husband about twelve years ago Mrs. Weir has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Welch. In her home in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Weir was a pioneer in the woman’s temperance crusade and had many interesting experiences in the time when the saloon power was unterrified. When the women of the churches began to organize for mission work she was a leader and helped promote plans in the Presbyterial organizations. Mrs. Weir was esteemed by her neighbors in her home in Mount Ayr. Her aged prevented very active work but she was intensely interested in all patriotic activities.

She died at the home of her daughter October 20, aged 80 years and seven months. The service was held privately at the home Tuesday evening and was conducted by Rev. J. H. Tedford. The interment will be made in Washington, PA.

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