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Abner Weed


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1906 Republican SD-02 4160 Win

Candidate Biography:

Abner Edward Weed
Born: September 18, 1842 in Dixmont, Maine
Married: Rachael Cobb Cunningham
Children: Abbie, Edward, Eleanor, and Horace
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died: June 14, 1917 in Weed, CA

1900-1908: Member, Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors

Source: California Blue Book (1909)

  • PLACENAME: The town of Weed [California] is named for Abner Weed, who bought the 280 acres that became the town in 1897 for $400. According to one source, the Redding Free Press once described the town as the "Sodom and Gomorrah of Siskiyou County". [Source]
  • BEVERAGE: The Abner Weed Amber Ale "is a session brew dedicated to California State Senator Abner Weed, founder of the town in which [Mount Shasta Brewing Co.] craft our delicious brews." [Source
  • In 1865, at age 23, he was at Appomattox when General Lee surrendered, ending the Civil War.
  • Close Contest: Won the 1906 election by 102 votes.