Arthur J Weed

Arthur J Weed

Male 1860 - 1936  (75 years)

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  • Name Arthur J Weed 
    Born 5 Jun 1860  Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Apr 1936 
    Age 75 years 
    Person ID I93716  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Jehiel Weed
              b. 22 Oct 1833, Ellisburg Twp., Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1864, Salisbury, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy Brown
              b. 1833
              d. 13 Jan 1923  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F65318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma B Youngs 
    Children 
     1. Harold L Weed  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F65319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Stricken ill at the conclusion of a speech late yesterday afternoon before the Physics Journal Club at the University, Arthur J. Weed, 75 of Seventeenth Street, assistant physics laboratory instructor and precision instrument maker for the scientific laboratories, died.

      Immediately following his lecture on "Some Experiments With Soft Cast Iron Magnets", while the meeting of the Society was still in order, Mr. Weed collapsed in the journal room of the Rouss Physical Laboratory and died before assistance could be
      summoned.

      Mr. Weed was born in Ellisburg, NY June 5, 1860. In early life he was connected with the firm of A. J. Weed & Co. instrument makers from 1910 to 1920, was instrument maker for the U. S. Weather Bureau in Washington, D. C. He was the inventor of the
      Weed Strong Motion Seismograph, and designed the seismograph at the Rouss Physical Laboratory at the University, in 1925.
      At the time of his death he was the treasurer of the eastern section of the Seismological Society, and member of the Virginia Academy of Science.

      Mr. Weed was an outstanding photographer. His duties in the Medical School consisted mainly of photographing subjects for the slides in the histology laboratory, and he will be greatly missed in that department, it was declared.

      Mr. Weed was the first person to record the earthquake which shook the city and county on Thursday last week. The quake was thought to have been centered about the University district.

      Besides his wife, Mrs. Emma B. Weed, he is survived by one son, Harold L. Weed. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

      Published:April 16, 1936 The Daily Progress
      Charlottesville, Virginia