John Eugene Weiler
b. 27 October 1909, d. 4 August 1993
- Father: Herold James Weiler b. 12 April 1886, d. 18 November 1945
- Mother: Ruby Dawson Houston b. 3 October 1886, d. 26 October 1982
- John Eugene Weiler was born on 27 October 1909 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.
- Herold James Weiler and Ruby Dawson Houston appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 211 North [????] Street next door to his father.. Other members of the household included John Eugene Weiler.
- Herold James Weiler and Ruby Dawson Houston appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 647 West Collin. Other members of the household included John Eugene Weiler, Eleanor Marie Weiler and Herold James Weiler Jr.
- Herold James Weiler and Ruby Dawson Houston appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at 1810 Filmore Street. Other members of the household included John Eugene Weiler, Eleanor Marie Weiler and Herold James Weiler Jr. Enumerator for the area was Mrs. Ruby Weiler.
- A photograph was snapped of John and Thelma Weiler, likely during their wedding trip to Washington, DC, and Annapolis.
- He married Thelma Louise Bridges, daughter of James Miller Bridges and Lillie Florence Perry, on 31 March 1934 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.
- John Eugene Weiler appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma, at 609 North 12th Street. Other members of the household included John Eugene Weiler Jr.
- He was a petroleum engineer, according to the 1940 census.
- The following appeared on 26 June 1943 in the Corsicana Daily Sun: Major and Mrs. John E. Weiler, and children, John, Jr. and Louis[e], were spend-the-night guests in the home of their aunt, Mrs. W. D. Fountain, on Thursday en route from Austin where they visited in the home of Major Weiler's parents, Col. and Mrs. Harold Weiler, of Ft. Knox, Ky. where Major Weiler has been stationed as executive officer of the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion since April.
Prior to his Kentucky assignment, Major Weiler had spent 15 months with the armed forces in Panama.
Lieut Harold J. Weiler of the U.S.N. Air Service, and until recently a fighter pilot on an aircraft carried in the African theater of war, is now on duty in Ordnance Procurement headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Weiler has joined her husband in the capital city.
Major John E. Weiler and Lieut. Harold J. Weiler, Jr. are native Corsicanans, and are both the sons of Col. and Mrs. Harold J. Weiler of Austin.
- The following appeared on 19 November 1945 in The Dallas Morning News: (Austin, Nov. 18) Lt. Col. Herold J. Weiler of Austin, procurement officer of the State Selective Service Department, was killed in a duck blind in a field near Refugio early Sunday, friends have been informed.
Gen. J. Watt Page, State Selective Service director, said he learned Weiler was asleep in a duck blind when a motorist drove through the field and the car fell into the blind, crushing Weiler. The colonel's son, John, who was with him, was uninjured.
Surviving are his wife and another son on Navy duty in the Pacific.
- The Weiler kids were photographed on the steps of their cabin on vacation in Green Pines Village.
- The Weiler residence on West 32nd Street in Austin.
- John Eugene Weiler died on 4 August 1993 at age 83 in Travis County, Texas.
- Thelma Louise Bridges became a widow at his death.
- A memorial marker for John Eugene Weiler was placed at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.
- Last Edited: 16 Jan 2014