506. Earl Weedin was
born on 3 Mar 1892. He died on 10 Mar 1973. He was buried in Waverly Cemetery,
He was married to Bessie Brownfield. My father went to visit
Earl and Bess in the early seventies. This would have to have been before they
died of course. On our way to Earl and Bess's house, we passed a pickup that
had the name "William E. Weedin" on the door. I asked my dad who that
was. He said "I think that's Skeeter Weedin." He tried to explain
William Eldon's family relationship to me, but he totally lost me.
I don't remember very much of Earl and Bess except that Earl was very much like
"Papa," my paternal grandfather. Even as a child of 8 to 10 years
of age, the family resemblance was clear to me. I had a portable transister
AM radio (the high-tech miniture electronic gadget of its day) with an earphone
with me at the time. Earl asked my dad if I was "hard of hearing"
thinking the radio was an external hearing aid. What I think I remember of Bess
is she had white hair, but this memory is very distant. It seems she was similar
to "Mama" in stature (perhaps a tiny bit larger), but I don't actually
recall this clearly. As an eight year old child, my judgement of peoples size
was not very good. Bessie Brownfield died on 14 Jul
1973. She was buried in Waverly Cemetery, Waverly Missouri.