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John Cullen Weadock (1860-?)
Lawyer, son of Lewis and Mary E. (Cullen) Weadock, of St. Mary's, Ohio.

Biography: Added June, 2011.

Men of Progress: Biographical Sketches of Representative Michigan Men. - 1900


Mr. Weadock is the youngest of seven sons of Louis and Mary Cullen Weadock, who migrated from Ireland in 1850 and settled on a farm near St. Marys, Ohio, where John C. was born February 18, 1860. Of the seven brothers three of them chose the legal profession and have done honor to the bar in this state. John C. obtained his early education in the district schools at St. Marys, and after his removal to Bay City in November, 1876, he had the advantage of the the Bay City High School, from which he graduated in due course. After graduation he spent some time in teaching, when he determined to take up the study of law, and with that end in view he entered the offices of his brother, Thos. A. E. Weadock, then a successful practitioner at Bay City.

He was admitted to the bar in 1881 and in 1886 was married to Miss Bertch of Lansing. Shortly after admission to the bar he formed a partnership with his brother and former preceptor, under the firm name of T. A. E. & J. C. Weadock. The partnership still continues, although the senior partner has been for some years a practitioner in Detroit. While still a resident of Bay City, Thos. A. E. was elected to Congress (1890) and again in 1892, and during his four years of service in Washington, the business of the firm largely devolved upon the junior partner. With characteristic energy and an opportunity to develop, he assumed the additional labor thus thrown upon him and in the conduct of the affairs of the firm evinced those qualities which have placed him in his present standing at the bar, to which but a decade before he had been admitted.

Personally, Mr. Weadock is of strong physique and robust health. Socially, while unassuming and retiring in manner, he is an affable and companionable gentleman, whose personality invites the confidence and respect of those with whom he comes in contact. In his home life he is a good entertainer, is one of the best whist players in the city and enjoys the society of a large circle of friends whom he has worthily won. Politically he has always taken an active interest in the political life of his city and state. He is a skillful organizer, but never stoops to the base in politics, and while in partisan contests he never asks or gives quarter, the campaign in the Tenth Congressional District which he had conducted have been noted alike for their cleanness and energy. While he has never been a candidate for office, nor regarded favorably the many requests of his party friends to allow the use of his name, he was appointed to the office of City Attorney in 1887, a position which he filled for four years with equal credit to himself and advantage to the service.

Mr. Weadock has been president of the Bay City Club, the leading social organization of the city, and National Vice-President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Michigan branch of which possesses one of the best insurance systems of the order, in the perfecting of which he has borne an active part. He has also served as president of the state organization. He is a member of the Elks and was Exalted Ruler of the Bay City lodge three terms.

Business bio. - Added June, 2011.

Who's who in Finance and Banking, 1920-1922


Weadock, John Cullen, 14 Wall St.; residence 15 Claremont Ave., New York, N.Y.

Lawyer; born St. Marys, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1860; son of Lewis and Mary (Cullen) Weadock; education high school; married, Lansing, Mich., Sep. 15, 1886, Helena F. Bertsch. Admitted to bar to Michigan Supreme Court, June 1, 1883; U.S. Supreme Court, May, 1896: Appellate Division, New York Supreme Court, Oct., 1907. Dir. People's Commercial and Savings Bank, Bay City, Mich.; vice-president and general manager counsel and director Commonwealth Power, Railway Light Company, Northern Ohio Electric Corporation, Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co., Hodenpyl, Hardy & Company. Elk. Member Knights of Columbus, the Lambs. Clubs: Bankers, Layers (New York), Detroit Athletic (Detroit), Englewood Golf, Seaview Golf.

Additional Notes.

    1877 Marriages: Bay County, Mich., Compiled by Bay County Genealogical Society.

  • Nov. 7: Bay City John Weadock was witness to marriage of George Smith and Maggie Hand.

    1890 Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • City Attorney John C. Weadock, No. 2 Bank Blk 1891.
    Incorporated Companies:
  • Bay Cities Consolidated Railway Co., - 236 N. Water. J. C. Weadock and M. P. Heraty, Receivers.
  • Broas, Galloway & Co. - 204-206 Center ave. Incorporated 1889. Capital $15,000. J. J. Broas, Pres.; J. C. Weadock, Vice-Pres.; L. L. Broas, Sec and Treas.

    1900 Census: West Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Weadock, John b. Feb., 1860, Ohio
  • Helena, wife b. Mar., 1862, Mich.
  • Dunbar, Theresa M., neice b. Jan., 1884, Mich.

    1906 McGraw Electric Railway Manual, 1906.

  • Bay City Bay City Traction & Electric Co. - Directors: H. D. Walbridge; New York; G. L. Estabrook, Philadelphia, Pa.; John C. Weadock, and James E. Davidson, Bay City, Mich.; B. C. Cobb, Saginaw, Mich. Cobb;

    1910 Census: Manhattan, New York, N.Y.

  • Weadock, John C. - age 50, b. Ohio
  • Helena B., wife age 45, b. Mich.
  • Dunbar, T. Mona, neice age 25, b. Mich.
    Note: Same data in 1920 census.

    1915 National Courier, Vol. 5, Issue 9.

  • Mrs. John C. Weadock was treasurer of the Michigan Women in New York.

    1916 Michigan Maual of Corporations, Statistics Vol. 3.

  • John C. Weadock, New York, officer of the Commonwealth Power Railway & Light Company, Incorporated Main, Feb. 12, 1910, Principal office: Portland, Maine.
Related Notes & Pages

John C. Weadock

Related Pages:
Weadock, Thomas brother
Weadock, Lewis J. nephew
People Referenced
Bertch, Helena (wife)
Broas, J.J.
Broas, L.L.
Cobb, B.C.
Cullen, Mary (mother)
Davidson, James E.
Dunbar, Theresa M. (niece)
Estabrook, G.L.
Hand, Maggie
Heraty, M.P.
Smith, George
Walbridge, H.D.
Weadock, John C. (subject)
Weadock, Lewis (father)
Weadock, Thomas A.E.(bro)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
B.C. Consol. Rwy. Co.
B.C. Traction & Elec.
Broas, Gallowy & Co.
Detroit, MI
Lansing, MI
New York, NY
St. Mary's, OH
T.A.E. & J.C. Weadock
Washington, DC
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