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William Napoleon "Bud" Wiess

Male 1883 - 1903  (19 years)


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  • Name William Napoleon "Bud" Wiess 
    Born Dec 16, 1883  Mount Carmel, Tyler county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Jul 21, 1903  Village Mills (near Kirbyville, Texas) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: in a train wreck 
    •   He ran away several times and, when he was killed, had jumped a train.  The family Bible, in Jessie Wiess' hand, notes "W.N. Wiess died Summer of 1903 at age 18 years".  There are two death entries for him at the Hardin county death index on rootsweb.
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhardin/vitals/death.htm
      1 - Weiss, Budd, residence Hooks Switch, M/W/Amer, 20, dod 8/20/03, location Village Mills, causeRailroad wreck.
      2 - Weiss, Bud, residence Hooks Switch, M/W/Amer, 20, dod 8/20/03, location Village Mills, cause Railroad wreck
    Buried Bumstead Cemetery, East Walton Road, Lumberton, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He ran away several times and was killed at Village Mills when he jumped a train.
      Death record:  Weiss, Bud, Hooks Switch, M/W, Amer, 20, 8/20/03, Village Mills, Railroad wreck.
          It is interesting that his residence is listed as Hooks Switch.  Was he still living with his step-mother, Dora Bumstead Wiess?
      On 1900 census, he is living with his aunt Maggie and uncle Geo. Washington Hooks.
    Person ID I1316  mykindred
    Last Modified Mar 22, 2008 

    Father Willie Simon Wiess,   b. Jun 20, 1862, Wiess Bluff, Jasper county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 14, 1893, Hooks Switch, Hardin county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother Mary Mellissa "Nannie" Sims,   b. Apr 08, 1861, Blakely, Miller county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 11, 1889, Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married circa 1880 
    Family ID F583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Bumstead, Dora -- Family Bible
    Bumstead, Dora -- Family Bible
    The family Bible of Dora Bumstead Wiess and Willie Simon Wiess
    The Bible of Willie Wiess & Dora Bumstead
    The Bible of Willie Wiess & Dora Bumstead
    PDF version for printing

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Bible of Dora Bumstead and Willie W. Wiess.

    2. [S227] Gravestone.
      Bumstead Cemetery -- Fletcher/Lumberton, Texas "William N. Wiess, Dec 16 1883, Aug 21 1903"