Eugenia LeGrand Weaver
b. 10 February 1860, d. 20 July 1948
- Father: LeRoy Gardner Weaver b. circa 1824, d. 21 March 1895
- Mother: Margaret Deborah LeGrand b. 29 May 1835, d. 25 August 1867
- Eugenia LeGrand Weaver was born on 10 February 1860 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama.
- LeRoy Gardner Weaver and Margaret Deborah LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Eugenia LeGrand Weaver, Mary LeGrand Weaver, Natalie Weaver and Lilly LeGrand Weaver. L. G. Weaver appears in the 1860 Slave Schedule with 5 slaves and 0 slave houses.
- LeRoy Gardner Weaver appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Eugenia LeGrand Weaver, Mary LeGrand Weaver, Natalie Weaver and Lilly LeGrand Weaver. Also in the household were three domestic servants.
- She married Francis Hawks Cameron on 3 May 1880 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, at the residence of the bride, with R. W. Barnwell, Rector of St. Paul's, officiating.
- Francis Hawks Cameron and Eugenia LeGrand Weaver appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at Jones Street. Other members of the household included Duncan Haywood Cameron and Francis Hawks Cameron Jr. Also in the household were two domestic servants.
- The following appeared on 23 March 1895 in the Daily Charlotte Observer: (Raleigh, March 22) Telegrams were received yesterday giving the news of the death of Mrs. Bettie, a relative of ex-Governor Holt, and also of the death of Col. Leroy G. Weaver, of Selma, Ala., the father of Mrs. Francis H. Cameron.
- Eugenia LeGrand Weaver became a widow at the circa 31 March 1900 death of her husband Francis Hawks Cameron.
- The following appeared on 16 December 1900 in the Richmond Dispatch: The Raleigh (N. C.) Times says: Mrs. Frances [sic] Cameron, widow of General F. H. Cameron, and her daughter, Miss LeGrand Cameron, are at the Yarbrough. Mrs. Cameron has been spending some time in New York, and is now on her way to Alabama, to spend the winter with relatives. Misses Natalie and Eugenie are living in Alabama. Miss Fannie Cameron is spending the winter in New York.
- Eugenia LeGrand Weaver and Eugenia LeGrand Cameron appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Dover, Kent County, Delaware, boarding at Richardson's Hotel.. Other members of the household included Alexander Scammel Cameron Wadsworth.
- The following appeared on 24 August 1914 in The News & Observer: The funeral of Mrs. Eugenia Le Grande Platt was held from St. Matthew's Episcopal church in Hillsboro Saturday afternoon at 6 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. A. S. Lawrence, rector of the church. The body was buried in the churchyard.
Mrs. Platt was shot and killed by a Chinese servant in Shanghai on May 17 [sic]. It was erroneously reported that she had committed suicide. The last news from Shanghai concerning her death was that the alleged murderer was being tried with every prospect that he would be convicted.
Mrs. Platt was the youngest daughter of Gen. and Mrs. Francis Hawkes Cameron, who for several years resided in Raleigh, their home being located on the southeast corner of Jones and East streets, and General Cameron being the inspector general of the State.
The remains of Mrs. Platt were accompanied to Hillsboro by Mrs. Charles Burnett of Tokio, Japan; Mrs. Arthur Hanlon, of the Philippine Islands, and Mrs. George H. Paine, of Peoria, Ill., these all being sisters of hers. She is also survived by her husband and small son and by her mother, who makes her home with Mrs. Paine in Peoria. The three sisters left yesterday for Peoria.
Among those who attended the funeral from Raleigh were Mr. Andrew Syme and Mr. H. R. Witherspoon.
- Francis Hawks Cameron Jr. registered for the draft on 18 September 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland, while living at 1706 Madison Avenue in Baltimore, employed there as an inspector by Bartlett Hayward Company. He lists as his nearest relative his "mother," Mrs. F. H. Cameron, 102 Waverly Place, New York City.
- Eugenia LeGrand Weaver appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Manhattan, New York, at 104 Waverly Place. Other members of the household included Alexander Scammel Cameron Wadsworth. Also in the household was Ruth Wadsworth (age 9), identified as a granddaughter, about whom nothing else is known.
- Eugenia LeGrand Weaver arrived in the Port of New York on 9 May 1932, aboard the SS Puerto Rico, having departed San Juan on the 4th. Her US address is listed as Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont.
- Eugenia LeGrand Weaver and Natalie R. Cameron arrived in the Port of New York on 17 August 1938, aboard the SS Rex, having departed Naples on the 9th.
- Eugenia LeGrand Weaver died on 20 July 1948 at age 88 in Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
- She was interred at Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama.
- The following appeared on 21 July 1948 in The Alexandria Town Talk: Mrs. Eugenie LeGrand Cameron, 85, died at the home of General George Paine on the Military Highway, Pineville, Tuesday, June [sic] 20, 1948. She is the widow of the late General Francis Hawks Cameron, of North Carolina and Virginia, and the daughter of the late Dr. Leroy Gardiner Weaver of Selma, Ala., and of Margaret LeGrand, his wife.
Mrs. Cameron is survived by her son, Captain Francis Hawks Cameron, Jr., U. S. Army, retired; her daughters, Mrs. Charles Burnett, widow of General Charles Burnett of Washington D. C., Mrs. George Paine, wife of General George H. Paine, U. S. Army, retired, and Mrs. Arthur J. Hanlon, wife of Colonel Arthur J. Hanlon, U. S. Army, retired, of New York; one grandson, Commander Alexander Scammel Cameron Wadsworth, U. S. Navy.
Burial will be in Selma, Ala., home of her childhood on Saturday, July 24, 1948. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral home.
- Last Edited: 7 Aug 2016