November 11, 1900 (Norwalk, CT) – December 17, 1917; 17 years old
Last local address: 232 East Avenue, Norwalk
Entered the service December 4, 1917
Serial number 1371837
Unit: Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island
Born to Thomas Weed (1866-1946) and Nettie Partrick Weed (1874-1942). Sisters, Grace (1894-1958), Aimee (1899-1937), Elizabeth (1906-1971). Brothers Herbert (1897-1927), Franklin (1904-1984), Reuel (1910-1966).
Worked as a paper maker prior to service.
Died at Naval Hospital in Newport, Rhode Island 13 days after enlisting.
From The Norwalk Hour December 19, 1917
The funeral of David J. Weed, a local sailor who died at the Newport Naval Training Station, will be held tomorrow afternoon, at 3:30 o’clock from the late home, 101 Cedar Street. Reverend George M. Teeple, pastor of the Advent Christian Church, will officiate and interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Four members of the Norwalk Home Guards will act as pallbearers.
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Seaman Weed is buried in Riverside Cemetery; 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section 11, Plot 1. Photo by webmaster.