Theodore M. Weast
T. M. Weast, a well known man who lived west of Mt. Vernon, on the Ashley Road, died last 
night at 9:30, after an illness of several months.  Mr. Weast's age was 76 years, 5 
months and 11 days.  He was born April 17, 1848, near Carlyle, IL, where he lived until 
early manhood and where he joined in marriage with Rhoda Stephens in 1870.  Five children 
were born to this union as follows:  Charles G., Samuel A., Mary E., Francis G., and 
Agnes W.

Mr. Weast is survived by his wife, one son, Samuel A. Weast, two daughters, Mrs. J. A. 
Kern and Mrs. B. F. Ferrell, and seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one sister 
Mrs. Mary Pigg.  Mr. Weast and his wife celebrated their fifty-third wedding anniversary 
this year.

Mr. Weast had many friends and was highly respected by all.  He was a true Christian man 
and lived his religion in his dealings and contact with those about him.  He was a devout 
member of the Catholic Church.  Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church at 9 
o'clock and burial will follow at Oakwood.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News
Date: Saturday, September 29, 1923
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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