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Re: Obit for Frank Weston buried in Pioneer Cemetery
Posted by: Ron Bestrom (ID *****2263) Date: December 08, 2009 at 20:21:25
In Reply to: Obit for Frank Weston buried in Pioneer Cemetery by BARBARA MEANS of 227

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Aged Son of the Oldest Man in Texas Called to Rest

Professor Frank Weston, a travelling prestidigitator [illusionist], died early yesterday morning at his home on the corner of Twelfth and Bannock streets. He was 60 years of age and is survived by his wife. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock this morning from Schreiber & Brennan's undertaking parlors. Rev. A. K. Wright officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery.

Professor Weston had been in Boise only a short time when he was taken ill with stomach complaint. His father is probably the oldest man in Texas, having been born on Christmas day, 1791, in a log cabin on the present site of Waco. Weston, Sr., was with Major Dade when all but three of that officer's command were massacred by the Indians. The old gentleman's sight returned to him a few years ago and he now reads without the aid of glass. His faculties are intact and his brain very active.

[Obituary taken from the Idaho Statesman. Cursory research indicates that the three survivors with Major Dade in Florida were Edwin DeCourcey, Joseph Sprague, and Ransom Clark, all of whom died within five years of the attack in 1835.]

Ron Bestrom
Tacoma, WA

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