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corp'ns. Representative town of Jamestown, R. I.,
1899-1904; while in Legislature was mem. House Corns,
on Corp'ns, and on Finance and several minor corns..
Alternate Nat. Rep. Conv., Chicago, 1904. Republican.
Mem. R. I. Hist. Soc, N. E. Soc, Royal Arch Masons,
Knight Templar; mem. N. Y. Chamber of Commerce,
and State Charities and Correction of R. I. for 7
years. Clubs: Union League, Riding, Church, Sleepy
Hollow Country, Ardsley, N. E. Rulbber, Squadron A.
Address: 165 Broadway, N. Y. City.

WATSON, WILLIAM RICHARD

Clergyman; b. N. Y. City, March 28, 1872; s. John
and Margaret Watson; ed. public schs., N. Y. City,
Trinity Parish Sch., St. John's Chapel, Nashotah House,
Wis.; Gen. Theol Sem., N. Y. City; m. June 20, 1898,
Rose Edith Geering; 1 d. : Genevieve Margaret, b. Nov.
9, 1901. Chaplain to Bishop Whitehead, of Pittsburgh,
1898; in charge of St. Mary's Ch., Shelter Island, 1899-
1902; Rector St. Luke's Parish, Sea Cliff, since 1902.
Grand Chaplain, Grand Lodge, F. and A. M., N. Y. Ad-
dress: St. Luke's Rectory, Sea Cliff, Nassau County,
N. Y.
WATTS, ROBERT

Physician; b. Woodstock, Vt., May 6, 1837; s. Rob-
ert and Charlotte (Deas) Watts; grad. Coll. Phys. and
Surg., M.D., 1861; m. Maiden, N. Y., 1864, Frances A.
Kellogg. Surgeon 133d Reg't, N. Y. Vols., 1862-1865;



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consulting gynecologist, Roosevelt Hosp., consulting
physician to City and St. Mary's Hosp. Mem. County
Med. Soc, Mil. Order Loyal Legion. Address: 46 W.
36th St., N. Y. City.

WATTS, WALLACE HUBBARD

Clergyman; b. Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1876; s. Charles
N. and Adelaide (Ingram) Watts; grad. Kenyon Coll.,
1S99; General Theol. Sem., N. T. City, 1902; m. Roch-
ester, N. Y., July 30, 1906, Elizabeth La Baron Fitch,
d. Hon. Charles Elliott and Louise Lawrence (Smith)
Fitch. Ordered deacon, June, 1902, ordained priest,
Dec, 1904; began in ministry at St. Alban's Ch., Silver
Creek, N. Y., 1902-1903; asso. rector St. Paul's Ch
Rochester, N. Y, 1903-1905; rector St. George's Ch.,
Rochester, 1905-1906; asso. rector Grace Ch. and vicar
All Saints Chapel, Lockport, N. Y. ; also in charge of
St. Andrew's-by-the-Lake, Olcott Beach, N. Y., 1906-
1907; now rector St. Paul's Memorial Ch., Tompkins-
ville, Staten Island. Mem. Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Clubs: The Staten Island Club, N. Y. Churchman's
Ass'n (N. Y. City). Address: St. Paul's Rectory, Tomp-
kinsville, N. Y.

WAUGH, THEODORE LELAND

Lawyer; b. Martinsburg, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1875; s.
H. E. and Harriet (Eastman) Waugh; grad. N. Y.
Univ., LL.B., Syracuse Univ., A.B. Mem. Bar Ass'n
City of N. Y. Clubs: Manhattan, Psi Upsilon. Resi-
dence: 15 E. 11th St. Address: 3 65 Broadway, N. Y.
City.

WEAVER, GEORGE M.

Lawyer; b. Deerheld, N. Y\, Aug. 5, 1840; s. Jacob
George and Caroline Matilda (Wells) Weaver; ed.
Utica Acad., grad. Hamilton Coll., 1860 (valedictorian);
m. Boonville, Mo., Nov. 24, 1868, Anna Barnett Cope;
children: George Marmaduke, Frederick Charles, Helen
Seymour (wife of Commander Benj. F. Hutchison,
U. S. N.), Emma Gertrude Constance, Mary Bleecker.
Admitted to bar, Syracuse, N. Y., 1866; practising
law, Utica, N. Y., since 1866; equity practice and trust
estates. Traveled in Europe, 1903. Served in army
of Confederate States during Civil War; afterward
Commissary of Subsistence, rank of major, on Brigade
Staff, N. G., State of N. Y'. Dir. and treas. Italian Mar-
coni Company ; dir. LJtica Stone and Construction Co.
Trustee and former pres. St. Luke's Hosp., Utica;
trustee and sec. House of Good Shepherd, Utica;
trustee Gen. Theol. Sem., N. Y. City; trustee and treas.
Episcopate Fund, Central N. Y. Conservative Demo-
crat; Episcopalian. Mem. Oneida Hist. Soc. (former
v.-p.); Utica Bar Ass'n (formerly pres.); Victoria Inst.
(London, England), Sigma Phi fraternity; Camp of
Confederate Veterans of N. Y. City. Summer resi-
dences: SpringBank, Deerfleld, N. Y., and Irondiquoit
Club, Piseco Lake, Adirondacks. Residence: 153 Park
Av, Utica, N. Y. Address: 69 Genesee St., Utica, N. Y".

WEBB, ALEXANDER STEWART

Banker; 'b. N. Y. City, Feb. 5, 1870; s. Alexander
Stewart and Anna (Remseh) Webb; attended Berke-
ley Sch., N. Y .City. With Lincoln Nat. Bank 11 years;
sec. Metropolitan Trust Co, 1900-1902; N. Y. Security
Trust Co., 1902-1904; v.-p. N. Y. Trust Co., 1904-1908;
pres. Lincoln Trust Co., since April, 1908. Pres. and
dir. Madison Safe Deposit Co.; trustee Italian Savings
Bank; dir. Standard Gas Co., N. Y. & Queens Gas Co.,
Interstate Chem. Co. Mem. Co. K, 7th Reg't. Re-
publican. Treas. Hebrew Preventorium for Children.
Clubs: Union, Manhattan. Residence: Riverdale-on-
Hudson. Addrss: 208 Fifth Av., N. Y. City.

WEBB, CHARLES HENRY

Clergyman; b. Brooklyn, Aug. 22, 1873; s. Rev.
Thomas M. and Mary Ann (Clifton) Webb; ed. public
schs, Brooklyn; grad. Colgate Acad., 1892, and Gen.
Theol. Sem., 1901; m. Richmond Hill, N. Y., June 26,
1902, Elizabeth, d. John Howard Brown (editor Lamfb's
Biographical Dictionary of the U. S., Americana Mag-
azine, etc.); children: Parker Cross-by, lb. 1903, Robert
M., b. 1911. Associated with brother, Robert M. Webb,
in mf'g piano supplies in N. Y. City, 1892-1897. Or-
dered deacon, 1901, by Bishop Littlejohn of L. I., and
assigned as ass't at the Ch. of the Redeemer, As-
toria, L. I.; ordained priest, 1902, by Bishop Burgess
of L. I.; rector of Ch. of the Redeemer, Astoria, L. I.,
1902-1911. Archdeacon of Brooklyn, Diocese of Long
Island. Address: 170 Remson St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

WEBB, EDWIN DOUGLAS

Lawyer; b. La Fayette, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1873; s. Em-
orv L. and Ellen (Peters) Welbb; ed. Brockport State
Normal Sch. and N. Y. Univ., B.S., LL.M., J.D.; m. Web-
ster, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1903, Lucy A. Weeks. Principal
Webster (N. Y.) High Sch., 1895-1S98, Fairport (N.
Y) High Sch., 1898-1899; now prof, law N. Y. Univ.
Law Sch. Admitted to bar in N. Y. City, 1901. Au-



thor: Cases on the N. Y\ Code of Civil Procedure.
Republican. Mason. Member N. Y. County Lawyers'
Ass'n. Club: Phi Delta Phi. Address: 220 Broadway,
N. Y. City.

WEBB, WILLIAM SEWARD

Capitalist; b. N. Y. City, Jan. 31, 1851; s. Gen.
James Watson Webb; g.-s. Gen. Samuel B. Welbb,
Revolutionary officer of distinction, and intimate
friend of Gen. Washington; ed. by private tutors and
five years at Churchill's Mil. Sch., Sing Sing; two
years at Colum'bia Coll. and grad. Coll. Phys. and
Surg., M.O., 1875 afterwards spent two years in study
in med. schools of Vienna; m. 1881, Lila Osgood, d.
William H. Vanderbilt, and soon became connected
with Vanderbilt Railroad system, and was pres. many
years of Wagner Palace Car Co., constructed and
since 1S90 has been pres. Adirondack & St. Lawrence
R. R., a line which extends through the Adirondack
wilderness from Herkimar, N. Y., to St. Lawrence
River, a distance of 233 miles; is also officer or di-
rector in numerous railroad and other corp'ns. Re-
publican; Episcopalian. Was three years pres. -gen.
Nat. Soc. S. A. R.; v.-p. Vermont 'Soc. S. A. R. To his
Shelburne Farms in Vermont he adds a large pre-
serve in Adirondacks, which is known by title of
Ne-he-sa-ne Park. It is made up of forest, hill and
lake, its woods being well stocked with game, its
waters with fish. Clubs: Metropolitan, Riding, Uni-
versity, Church. Turf and Field, N. Y. Yacht. Resi-
dence: 903 Park Av. Address: Grand Central Term-
inal, N. Y. City.

WEBSTER, ALBERT LOWRY

Consulting eng'r; b. Orange, N. J., Aug. 3, 1859; s.
Benjamin Crampton and Eliza Campbell (Wilbur)
Weibster; ed. Yale, Ph.iB., 1879; later C.E.; fellow by
Courtesy, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1884-1S85; m. Grace
Ch., N. Y'., June 1, 1897, .uary Say Lawrence; children:
Benjamin Lawrence, b. 1898, Eleanor, b. 1901. Instr.
in surveying, Yale (Sheffield Scientific Sch.), 1880-
1881; ass't topographer U. IS. Geol. Survey in far west,
1881-1884. In office W. H. Lindley, C.E., Frankfort-
on-the-Main, Germany, 1885-1886; since 18S7 practis-
ing civil eng'ring in N. Y. City. Expert sanitary
eng'r of Dep't of Public Works, N. Y. City, 1888-1889;
sp'l student in architecture, Columbia Univ., N. Y., 1893-
1894; lecturer on sanitary science in SCh. of Hygiene
of Cornell Med. Sch., N. Y. City, 1900-1901; expert for
Tenement House Comm'n, 1900-1901; expert for Con-
solidated Public Libraries, N. Y. City; expert for
New Bellevue Hosps., N. Y. City. Independent Repub-
lican. Mem. Philos. Soc, Washington, D. C, Am.
Soc. Civil Eng'rs, N. E. Water Works Ass'n, A. A. A.
S., Franklin Inst., Berzelius Soc, Yale Univ. Clubs:
City, Century. Residence: 112 E. 40th St Address;
SO Maiden Dane, N. Y. City.

WEBSTER, FRANKLIN

Pres. The Insurance Press; b. La Salle, 111., Feb. 22,
1862; s. Edward Cusihing and Anna M. (Anthony)
Webster; ed. public schools of La Salle, 111., and
Cooper Inst., N. Y. City; m. La Salle, 111., Sept. 30,
1885, Jennie A. Mason. Learned printing and began
newspaper work on father's paper, the La Salle
County Press, and wrote the sp'l corr. of the locality
for Chicago daily papers. Came to N. Y. City as ass't
editor of Chronicle, June 1881; later editor of that
paper. Began publication of the Insurance Paess in
1895; established Safety Engineering (originally In-
surance Engineering), an illustrated monthly maga-
zine, April, 1901. Pres. The Insurance Press. Contb'r
to various publications. Specially interested in work
for prevention of fire dangers and factory perils to
workmen. Republican. Mem. New York Trade Press
Ass'n, Royal Arch Mason (Past Master). Address: 80
Maiden Lane, N. Y. City.

WEBSTER, HENRY GOODWIN

Physician; lb. Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1870; s. Adel-
bert Ashley and Annie (Hore) Webster; grad. Poly.
Inst., Brooklyn, 1888, Yale, A.B., 1892, Columbia (Coll.
Phys. and Surg.), M.D., 1895; m. Brooklyn, Nov. 18,
1897, Jennie Voris Sloan; children: Ashley Sloan, b.
1903, Alan de Forest, b. 1907. Interne Methodist Epis-
copal Hosp., 1896-1897; ass't visiting physician there
since 1902; ass't visiting physician Brooklyn Hosp.,
1899-1902; visiting physician M. E. Hosp., Kingston
Av. Hosp.; physician to M. E. Ch. Home, 1898-1903;
surgeon N. Y. Police Dep't since Jan. 4, 1907. Mem.
Am. Med. Soc, N. Y. State Med. Soc., Kings County
Med. Soc. (sec), Brooklyn Pathol. Soc. (formerly
pres.), Brooklyn Med. Soc, Associated Physicians L.
I. Soc, ex-Internes, M. E. Hosp., Internat. Congress
on Tuberculosis. Editor Long Island Med. Journal;
1st Lieut. Med. Reserve Corps, U. S. A. Republican.
Mem. Tompkins Av. Cong'l Ch., Anglo-iSaxon Lodge of



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Masons, Phi Gamma Delta and Sigma Psi fraternities.
Clubs: Hamilton, University (Brooklyn). Address: 364
Washington Av Brooklyn, N. T.

WEBSTER, LORIN

Clergyman, educator; ,b. Claremont, N. H., July 29,
1857; s. Lorin A. and Sophronia N. (Pierce) Webster;
prepared for coll. at St. Paul's Sch., Concord, N. H.,
1870-1876; grad. Trinity Coll., Hartford, Conn, A.B.,
1880, A.M., 1883, L.H.D., 1908; Berkeley Div. Sch..
Middletown, Conn., 1883; m. Concord, N. H., July 10,
1884, Jennie Josephine Adams; children: Harold
Adams, b. 1885; Bertha Loraine, b. 1887; Jerome
Pierce, b. 1888. Master at Holderness Sch., 1883-1884;
rector St. Mark's Ch., Ashland, N. H., 1884-1892; head-
master Holderness Sch., since 1892, also sec. and trus-
tee. Prop'r and dir. Camp Wachusett, since 1903;
pres. N. H. Music Teachers' Ass'n, 1899-1902; pres.
N. H. Edn'l Council, 190S-1910. Progressive; Episco-
palian. Mem. Psi Upsilon fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa
Soc. Mason. Recreations: Music, boating, riding.
Clubs: Neiw Hampshire, University (Concord, N. H.).
Residence: Plymouth, N. H. Address: Holderness
Sch., Plymouth, N. H.

WEBSTER, RICHARD

Teacher, encyclopaedia writer; >b. Port Jefferson,
N. Y., June 5, 1878; s. William Stewart Cross and Har-
riet Elizabeth (Ripley) Welbster; grad. Brooklyn Poly.
Inst., prep, dep't 1895; Princeton Univ., A.B., 1899,
Classical Fellow, 1899-1900, A.M., 1900; (Stinnecke
Classical Scholarship, 1896-1899); m. Smithtown, N.
T., Sept. 3, 1901, Laura Frances Ketcham. Instr.
Greek, Princeton Preparatory Sch., 1900-1901; Greek
and English, Wilson Lyon Sch. (N. Y. City), 1901-
1902; Latin, Morris High Sch., 1910-1911; contributed
many minor biographies to the New Internat. Ency-
clopaedia; mem. editorial staff The Historians' His-
tory of the World; contributed various Am. articles,
particularly biographies of classical scholars and the-
ologians, to 11th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica;
was on its Am. editorial staff, and on editorial staff,
Britannica Year-Book. 1913. Edited the Elegies of
Maximianus, 1900 (Princeton), the first edition with
critical notes; R. C. Trench's Lectures On the Study
of Words, 1904 (anonymously). Residence: 2352 Aque-
duct Av Address: Care Encyclopaedia Britannica
Co., 120 W. 32d St., N. Y. City.

WEBSTER, WILLIAM B.

Physician; b. Steuben, Wash. Co., N. Y.; s. John M.
and Mary (Barney) Webster; ed. Fort Edward High
Sch., Fort Edward Inst.; grad. Albany Med. Coll.,
M.D., 1881; m. 1883, Ellen McCreedy; children: Dor-
othy Luella, b. April, 1893; Mildred, b. 1897. Gen.
practitioner. Traveled through south and west of
U. S.; County coroner; twice elected Village Pres.;
twice elected Health Officer of Saratoga, Health Of-
ficer Northumberland and Schuylerville Republi-
can; trustee M. E. Ch. Mem. Saratoga County Med.
Ass'n, N. Y. State Med. Ass'n, Am. Med. Ass'n, F.
and A. M., R.A.M., Knight Templars, Mystic Shrine.
Recreations: Hunting, fishing. Address: Spring St.,
Schuylerville, Saratoga County, N. Y.

WEDDELL, ALEXANDER WILBOURNE

Consul; b. Richmond, Va April 6, 1876; s. Rev.
Alexander Watson, D.'D., and Penelope Margaret
(WriglTt) Weddell; ed. Reed's Sch., Richmond, Rich-
mond High Sch., private tutors, and George Wash-
ington Univ., Washington. Clerk and officer in vari-
ous business concerns, chieflv traction and r'y, 1894-
1904; ass't Librarv of Congress, Washington, 1904-
1907; private sec. to Am. minister to Denmark, 1908-
1910; appt'd consul at Zanzibar. Jan., 1910, and consul
at Catania, Aug., 1912. Mem. Sons of Revolution, Va.
Soc. (ex-gov.). Recreations: Canoeing, tennis, golf.
Club: Metropolitan (Washington). Addresses: 8 N.
2d St., Richmond, Va and Am. Consulate, Catania,
Italy.

WEED, JOHN WARING

Lawyer; b. Savannah, Ga., July 5, 1845; s. Henry D.
and Sarah (Dunning) Weed; ed. in Savannah, Ga., and
Columibia Univ. Law Sch., N. Y. City; m. Bristol, R. I.,
Oct. 10, 1872, Louise Richmond; children: Edwin D., b.
.1873, Richmond, b. 1875, Magdelaine, Sarah. Served
as private in Confederate Army. In gen. practice;
has been counsel in several noted law case 1 ;. Partner
in law firm of Weed, Henry & Meyers. Mem. Cham-
ber of Commerce Queens Boroug) Queens County
Savings Bank, Ass'n Bar City of N. Y., Queens County
Bar Ass'n. N. Y. Law Inst., Soc. Alumni Columbia
Univ., Southern Soc, Ga. Soc, trustee Queens Borough
Public Lilbrary, St. John's Guild; warden St. George's
Ch., Flushing, L. I., and vestrymnn St. Lump's Ch.,
Noroton, Conn. Recreation: Farm;.-!-;. Clubs: Down



Town (N. Y. City), Niantlc, Country (Flushing).

Residence (summer): Noroton, Conn, (winter): 61

Sanford Av., Flushing, L. I. Address: 62 William St.,
N. Y. City.

WEED, SMITH MEAD

Lawyer, capitalist; b. Belmont, N. Y., July 26, 1833;
ed. in public schs., and afterward was clerk in store
while reading law; admitted to N. Y. bar, Jan. 1,
1856; grad. Harvard Law Sch., LL.B., 1857. Engaged
in practice of law from graduation at Plattsburg,
N. Y., and N. Y. City. Pres. and dir. Hudson River
Ore and Iron Co., Chateaugay and Lake Placid R. R.,
San Domingo Finance Co. of N. Y., San Domingo Im-
provement Co. of N. Y. ; dir. Plattsburg Traction Co.,
Chateaugay Ore and Iron Co. Democrat; mem. N. Y.
Assembly, 1865-1874; Dem. nominee for U. S. sefiator
in Legislatures of 1867, 1887, 1889; mem. at large of
State Constitutional Conv., 1867; frequent delegate te-
state and Nat. Convs. Address: 32 Nassau St., N. Y.
City.

WEED, WALTER HARVEY

Mining and geological engineer; b. St. Louis, Mo.,
May 1, 1862; s. Samuel Richards and Nellie S. (Jones)
Weed; ed. public schs. St. Louis, Brooklyn, Selleck
Sch., Norwalk, Conn.; grad. Columbia Univ., M.E.,
1883. Ass't geologist Yellowstone Park Survey, 1883-
1889; geologist surveying coal fields and metal mining
districts of Montana, 1896-1897, Butte Mines, Mont.,
1898, Mexican work examining mines, 1899, B. C.
Mines, 1901-1902-1903. U. S. Geol. Survey, with ex-
tensive travels in Central America, 1904. Geologist
Gen. Development Co., N. Y., 1906. Explorations in
Haiti, 1909. Discovered algeous origin of siliceous
sinter, Death Gulch, secondary enrichment of ores,
etc Juror La. Exp'n St. Louis, 1904. Prop'r and edi-
tor The Copper Handbook (annual). Republican;
Presby'n. Author: Numerous Memoirs and papers on
Geol. subjects, Ore Genesis and Butte, Mont., and
other mining districts, Copper Mines of World (Mc-
Graw-Hill Publishing Co.. N. Y., 1908), Nature of Ore
Deposits. Is a recognized authority on Ore Deposits,
especially of Copper. Sp'l correspondent of Eng'ring
Mining Journal, 1900-1903, and now of Mining World.
Published papers on Geysers, Fossil Forests, etc.,
1889-1896. Mason. Fellow Geol. Soc. of America, A. A.
A. S.; mem. Washington Acad. Sciences, Am. Inst.
Mining Eng'rs, Inst. Mining and Metallurgy of Amer-
ica, Inst. Mining and Metallurgy (Eng.), Alpha Delta
Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi honor fraternities. Rec-
reation: Traveling. Clubs: Chevy Chase (Washing-
ton, D. C), Silver Bow (Butte, Mont.), Engineers
(N. Y.). Address: 42 Broadway, N. Y. City, and Hough-
ton, Mich.

WEEKES, JOHN ABEEL

Lawyer; b. Oyster Bay, L. I., N. Y., July 24, 1856; s.
John Abeel and Alice Howland (Delano) Weekes;
grad. Yale Scientific Sch., class 1877; m. N. Y. City,
Dec 3, 1897, Estelle Durant; children: Estelle, Alice
Delano. After graduation spent three years in Ger-
man and French univs. Partner law firm Weekes
Bros. Mem. State Legislature representing 25th As-
sembly Dist. from N. Y. County, 1898, 1900, 1901 and
1902. Republican; Episcopalian. Mem. Delta Psi fra-
ternity, Sons of Revolution. Pres. N. Y. Hist. Soc.
Recreations: Salmon fishing, golf. Clubs: Union, S~.
Nicholas, Down Town Ass'n, Republican, Piping Rock,
Nassau Country, TcJbique Salmon. Residence: 46 W.
47th St.. N. Y. City, and Oyster Bay, L. I., N. Y. Ad-
dress: 45 William St., N. Y. City.

WEEKS, ANNA ROSS

Born Hyde Park-on-Hudson, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1866:
d. 'William and Maria Louisa (Boardman) Ross; grad.
Vassar Coll., A.B.; m. N. Y. City, April 24, 1904, W.
Holden Weeks. Traveled extensively in Europe. De-
livered lecture in French at Suffrage meeting in
Rome; was mem. Am. Delegation to Buda Pesth, 1913;
began as public speaker, 1911, and has spoken at
many men's political clubs on Suffrage. Delegate in
1912 to Woman Suffrage Conv. in Phila. Worked on
State Charities Aid Ass'n, for placing out of children.
Four times elected leader 27th A. D. by Woman Suf-
frage party. Recreations: Golf, horseback riding,
outdoor exercise. Address: 70 W. 49th St., N. Y. City.

WEEKS, BARTOW SUMTER

Lawyer; b. Round Hill, Conn., April 25, 1861; s.
Col. Henry Astor and Alethea Hyde (White) Weeks;
ed. in public schs. of N. Y. City, Coll. Citv of N. Y.,
A.B., 1879, Columbia Coll. Law Sch., LL.B., 1883. Ad-
mitted to bar, 1S83, and since then engaged in prac-
tice of law in N. Y. City; served seven years as ass't
dist. att'y, N. Y. County. Democrat; appt'd Justice
Supreme Court, April, 1913; nominee for State Sena-
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der-in-chief Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., 1S91-1892;
pres. Amateur Athletic Union, 189S. Mem. Alpha
Delta Phi fraternity. Clubs: Manhattan, National
Democratic, N. Y. Athletic, Atlantic Yacht. Residence:
240 W. 73d St. Address: 2 Rector St., N. Y. City.

WEEKS, JOHN ELMER

Physician; b. Painesville, O., Aug. 9, 1853; s. Seth and
De'berah A. (Blydeiiburghj Weeks; ed. Painesville, O-,
Corry, Pa., High Sch.; grad. Univ. of Mich., M.D., 1881;
matriculant Univ. of Berlin, Germany, 18S4; hon. Sc.D.,
Univ. of Mich., 1912; m. N. Y. City, April 29, 1890, Jennie
Post Parker; one d. : Eveline P., b. April 11, 1891.
Served for 5% years as interne at Alms House and
Workhouse Hosps., N. Y., N. Y. State Emigrant Hosp.,
N. Y. Ophthalmic and Aural Inst. Now practising in
N. Y. City. Former chief of clinic, Ophthalmic Dep't,
Vanderbilt Clinic, Coll. Phys. and Surg.; lecturer on
ophthalmology, Bellevue Hosp. Med. Coll., and prof,
diseases of the eye and ear, Woman's Med. Coll. of
N. Y. Infirmary; now prof, opthalmology, Univ. and
Bellevue Hosp. Med. Coll. (N. Y. Univ.); surgeon N. Y.'
Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 1886 discovered and de-
scribed the micro-organism that produces acute con-
tagious .conjunctivitis (pink eye); has written many
articles and monographs on med. subjects, in gen. and
sp'l med. journals and in text-books on diseases of the
eye. Author of a text-book on diseases of the eyes.
Dir. N. Y. Produce Exchange Bank. Republican. Mem
N. Y. Acad, of Medicine, State Med. Soc, County Med
Soc, Am. Med. Ass'n, Am. Ophthal. Soc. Ohio Soc.
Recreations: Golf, fishing, hunting. Clubs:'Quill. Mon-
taignais. Union League, Automobile of America. Ad-
dress: 46 E. 57th St., X. Y. City.

WEGMANN, EDWARD

Civil eng'r; b. Rio Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 27, 1850; s.
L. Edward and Mary W. (Sand) Wegmann; ed. In
schools of Zurich, Switzerland, Brooklvn Poly. Inst.
1S67-1S68, N. Y. Univ.. C.E., 1871: m." May 6, 190l',
Charlotte H. Drummond. Entered civil eng'ring prac-
tice on r'y construction work. 1871-18S4; since 1884 on
construction of new water works for City of N. Y.;
now consulting eng'r dep't of Water Supply, Gas and
Electricity of N. Y. City. Author: The Design and
Construction of Masonry Dams, 18SS; The Water
Works of the City of New York from 1658 to 1895-
1896; The Design and Construction of Dams 1899; also
various contb'ns to technical journals on hydraulic
eng'ring subjects. Mem. Am. Soc. Civil Eng'rs, New
England Water Works Ass'n, Am. Water Works Ass'n
Address: 21 Park Row, N. Y. City.

WEIGESTER, ROBERT GEORGE

Educator; b. Watkins, N. Y., April 4, 1876; s. George
and Sarah (Wilson) Weigester; studied composition In
X. T. and Florence, Italy; m. 1S9S, Louisa S., d. of
Gustavus W. Nagle. of Elmira, N. Y.; one d.: Sarah L.
b. Aug. 29, 1909. Organist and choirmaster of several
X. Y. Churches, Bapt. Ch., Washington; now of St.
Andrews M. E. Ch. Dir. The Weigester Vocal Studios.
Carnegie Hall. Mem. Am. Guild of Organists. Manu-
script Soc. of N. Y.; mem. Advisory B'd Brooklyn Inst,
of Arts and Sciences. Club: Clef. Residence: 963 St.
Johns PI., Brooklyn. Address: 862-863 Carnegie Hall,
X. Y. City.

WEIL, JOSEPH

Educator; b. Bohemia, Austria, March 18, 1872;
s. Daniel and Mary (Boudy) Weil; grtd. German Univ.
of Prague, 1S90-1S97; B.S., M.E.; X. Y. Univ.; m. X Y
City, 1906, Annie Johnson (deceased); 2nd, X Y. City
1911, Rose Weil; one son: Linton Daniel, b. 1906. Ass't
prof. Univ. of Prague. 1897-1900; consulting eng'r
London, 1900-1905; lecturer Erith Coll., London, 1902-
1905; owner and principal of Harlem Preparatory Sch
X. Y., since 1905; and owner and dir. College Camp'
since 1911. Lieut. 8th Austrian Inf. Reg't. Address-
2041 Seventh Av., N. Y. City.

WEINSHEIMER, ALFRED SAEGER

Sec. The Pullman Co.; b. Allentown, Pa., May 12.
1846; s. Henry and Rebecca Weinsheimer; ed. Allen-
town Sem.; m. Allentown, Pa., 1873, Alice Beitel; one
son: Warren Edward. Entered employ of Lehigh
Valley R. R., 1860, as telegraph operator; was freight
clerk and ticket agent, 1860-1864. In Q.-M.'s Dep't
U. S. A. at various points on Baltimore & Ohio R. R.
In charge of supply depot of Shenandoah Vallev, 1864;
with Lehigh Valley R. R. Coal Dep't, 1865. Moved to
Chicago, and entered service of Pullman Palace Car
Co.. May, 1871. serving with it, and its successor, The
Pullman Co.. in various capacities, cashier. 1875-1878.
now its sec: treas. Chicago Home for Friendless, many
years. Republican: Lutheran. Clubs: Union League,
Kenwood Chess. Residence: 4712 Drexel Boul. Ad-
dress: 204 Pullman Bld'g, Chicago, 111.



WEIR, JULIAN ALDEN

Artist; b. West Point, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1852; s. Prof.
Robert W. Wier; professor of art at U. S. Mil Acad.;
studied art under his father and later under GerOme
in Paris; m. Ella Baker. Received honorable mention
in Paris Salon of 1881; established studio in N. Y. Citv
and has gained distinction as painter of portraits and
genre pieces; awarded prize of Am. Art Ass'n, 1888.
Elected asso., 1885, academician. 1886, Nat. Acad. De-



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