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Lewis Joseph Weadock (1882-1955)
Lawyer, son of Thomas A.E. and Mary E. (Tarsney) Weadock.

Biography: Added June, 2011.

History of Michigan, Vol. 2 - Moore, 1915


Lewis J. Weadock was born in Bay City on the 11th of January, 1882, the son of Thomas A. E. Weadock. The latter was born in Ireland, being a babe in arms when his parents removed to this country. His father was Lewis Weadock, and his mother was a Miss Cullen before her marriage. They settled in Ohio, at St. Mary's. Here,on a farm, Thomas A. E. Weadock, was reared. He received his education in the country schools of that section of the state. He entered the University of Michigan in 1873. After his graduation he located in Bay City and began the practice of law. He remained in this place until 1896, building up a splendid practice and taking an active part in many phases of the life of the city. In 1896 Mr. Weadock removed to Detroit where he continued to practice law. He is now one the best known lawyers of that city and is looked upon as a leader among his fellow members of the bar.

During his residence in Bay City, Thomas A. E. Weadock, took an active part in public life. He served as assistant prosecuting attorney and as prosecuting attorney for several terms and was also mayor of Bay City from 1882 until 1884. In 1892 he was sent to Congress as representative from this district, serving until 1896. In the business world he was also prominent, being one of the organizers of the Commercial Bank of Bay City and a director of this institution for a number of years.

In politics Mr. Weadock is a member of the Democratic party, and has always been one of the leaders of this party in the state. He is a member of the Roman Catholic church and in the fraternal world is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association.

Thomas A. E. Weadock married Miss Mary E. Tarsney, of Hillsdale county, Michigan. Mrs. Weadock died in 1889, while she was visiting in Toledo, Ohio. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Weadock, six of whom are living. Of these the eldest is Lewis Weadock, the others being Mary Isabel, Frances Clare, Paul, who is an attorney in Detroit, Monica and George, who is still attending school.

Lewis J. Weadock was brought up in Bay City and educated in his home state. His early education was received in the parochial school of St. James, in Bay City. He later attended the high school of St. James, from which he graduated in 1899. He entered the University of Michigan in 1902, receiving his LL. B. degree in 1905. He located in Bay City after his graduation and has been in continuous practice here since that time. He is in partnership with James E. Duffy, the firm being known as Weadock and Duffy, and his practice is an enviable one.

In politics Mr. Weadock is a member of the Republican party, but he has never sought or accepted public office. He is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and in his own profession belongs to the county, state and American Bar Association. In religious matters he is a communicant of the Roman Catholic church.

Mr. Weadock was married in Bay City on the 11th of June, 1910, to Miss Gertrude Greening, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josephine Greening. Mrs. Weadock is a native of the state of Michigan.

Additional Notes.

    1883 Michigan Births: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Gertrude Gene Greening, born Dec. 17, 1883, daughter of John Cordon Greening and Josephine Angelique Tromble.

    1900 Census: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Tromble, Medor b. Nov. 1813, Mich. - widow. (m. Sarah McCormick)
  • Josephine (Greening), dau. - b. Apr., 1854 Mich. - widow.
  • Fremont J., son b. Mar. 1856, Mich. - single.
  • Eugenia, dau. - b. Sep. 1862, Mich. - single.
  • Marrie (Greening), g-dau. - b. Dec., 1879, Mich. single.
  • Gertrude (Greening), g.dau. - b. Dec., 1883, Mich. single.
  • Nedos J.T. (Greening), g-son b. Sep., 1886, Mich. - single.

    1910 Michigan Marriages: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Date: June 11, 1910.
  • Louis Weadock, born in 1882, son of Thomas A. E. Weadock and Mary E. Tarsney, marriage to Gertrude Greening, born in Bay City, daughter of John C. Greening and Josephine A. Tromble.

    1955 North Carolina Deaths: Asheville, Buncombe, N.C.

  • Lewis Joseph Weadock, attorney, born January 8, 1880, son of Thomas A.E. Weadock and Mary Tearsner, died October 30, 1955, burial at Detroit, Mich. Single.
Related Notes & Pages

Related Pages:
Weadock, Thomas father
Weadock, John C. uncle
People Referenced
Cullen, Mary (g-mother)
Duffy, James E.
Greening, Gertrude (wife)
Greening, John C.(f-inlaw)
Greening, Nedos J.T.
Tarsney, Mary E. (mother)
Tromble, Eugenia
Tromble, Fremont
Tromble, Josephine A. (m-inlaw)
Tromble, Medor
Weadock, Francis C. (sis)
Weadock, George (bro)
Weadock, Lewis (g-father)
Weadock, Lewis J. (subject)
Weadock, Mary I (sis)
Weadock, Monica (sis)
Weadcok, Paul (bro)
Weadock, Thomas A.E.(father)
Subjects Referenced
Ashville, NC
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Buncombe Co., NC
Commercial Bank, BC
Detroit, MI
Hillsdale Co., MI
Roman Catholic
St. James church
St. Mary's, OH
Toledo, OH
Univ. of Michigan
Weadock & Duffy
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