Dickinson County

Pvt. Sydney E. Weaver

~Photograph- Spirit Lake Beacon, May 30, 1946

Sidney Weaver Declared Dead By Government

Spirit Lake Beacon, Nov. 22, 1945

 

Milford News

Mrs. Clyde Weaver was among the guests at a dinner and party Monday evening in the home of Mrs. LaVon Thompson in Spirit Lake honoring Sydney Weaver who expects to go into the army service soon.

Source: The Milford Mail, Milford, Iowa, Thursday, February 24, 1944, Page 7

PVT. SYDNEY WEAVER REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION NOVEMBER 8.

Mrs. Sydney Weaver and children and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Weaver of Pikes Point, were notified by the War Department Sunday that their husband and son, Pvt. Sydney Weaver was reported missing in action November 8, the date of his 33rd birthday. He was on duty with the Army infantry in Germany, according to letters received recently.

Pvt. Weaver and his brother Clyde Weaver recently had written their parents that they had met each other on October 11th overseas.

Pvt. Weaver entered the service February 1944, and had his training at Camp Roberts, Calif.  He went overseas about September 1. He is one of the four sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Weaver in the service of their country.

Sgt. Clyde Weaver is in Germany with an army ordnance division. Clifford is on duty with the navy on a cruiser in the Atlantic area and Sam is with the navy on a transport in the Pacific area. 

Pvt. Weaver has two small daughters, who are making their home this winter at their home at Pikes Point.

Source: Spirit Lake Beacon, November 30, 1944

Sydney Weaver Is Declared Dead By War Department
(Spirit Lake Beacon)

Mrs. Sydney Weaver and children, and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Weaver of Pike’s point, were notified by the war department Thursday, Nov. 8, that their husband and son, Pvt. Sydney Weaver, was reported killed in action as of Nov. 8, 1944.

Mrs. Weaver has received letters at various times during the period he was reported “missing” but in each letter the war department would state that they had been unable to learn any facts concerning Pvt. Weaver’s death, other than the report that he was sent on a mission into Kommerscheid, Germany, on Nov. 8, and failed to return. Both families have received many kind letters from buddies and friends of Sydney’s who were with him in service overseas. Pvt. Weaver was reported dead on his 34th birthday.

Pvt. Weaver entered the service in February, 1944, and had his training at Camp Roberts, Calif. He went overseas about Sept. 1, 1944. He was one of the four sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Weaver in the service of his country. The other three boys are all home at this time.

Pvt. Weaver was married to the former Murial Berhendsen of Ruthven. He is survived by his wife and two small daughters, who are making their home at Pike’s point, his mother and father, four brothers and three sisters.

Source: The Milford Mail, Milford, Iowa, Thursday, November 29, 1945, Page 1

Memorial Services To Be Held
For Sydney Weaver

Memorial services are being planned this week by Mrs. Sydney Weaver, for her husband, Pvt. Sydney Weaver, who was killed in action in Germany on Nov. 8, 1944. Services will be held in the Methodist church on Sunday afternoon, Mar. 31, at 3:00 o’clock. Dr. A. L. Seamans of Spencer will be present to give the address.

Source: The Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, Iowa, Thursday, March 21, 1946, Page 1

Memorial Service To Be Held
Sunday For Sydney E. Weaver

Memorial services will be held this coming Sunday, March 31, at 3:00 p. m. in the First Methodist church in Spirit Lake for Pvt. Sydney E. Weaver, who was killed in action in Germany on November 8, 1944. The Rev. A. L. Semans of Spencer will be present to give the address.

Sydney E. Weaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Weaver, was born in Lake Park, Iowa, November 8, 1911, and was killed in action in Kommerscheid, Germany, Nov. 8, 1944, on his 33rd birthday. Pvt. Weaver entered the service in February, 1944. He received his training at Camp Roberts, Calif., and was shipped overseas with the 28th division of the infantry on September 1, 1944.

Pvt. Weaver was married to the former Muriel Behrendsen, of Ruthven, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Marjorie, age three and Peggy, age seven, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Weaver, four brothers and three sisters, plus many other relatives and a host of friends.

Source: The Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, Iowa, Thursday, March 28, 1946, Page 1

CARD of THANKS.

We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our many friends for their floral tributes, memorial gifts and services shown us during our long period of anxiety and loss of our husband and father, Pvt. Sydney E. Weaver, and to the many friends who so kindly helped us during the memorial services. – Mrs. Sydney Weaver and daughters, Marjorie and Peggy.

Source: The Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, Iowa, Thursday, April 04, 1946, Page 12

NOTE: Muriel Behrendsen Weaver remarried to Wiley Lambert of Spirit Lake. ~ Spirit Lake Beacon, Thursday, November 21, 1946, Page 5.