XENIA — At the age of 19, Charles Weaver was employed by the R. S. Kingsbury Clothing Store. Two years later he and Charles Nesbitt opened their own clothing store known as Nesbitt and Weaver. After the death of his partner, Weaver bought the remaining share. He then opened C. A. Weaver Clothing in a store across from the Court House. He was among the earliest residents to own an automobile and often traded a current car for another for no particular reason. He enjoyed racing horses and was sometimes seen sleigh racing on West Second Street. This was a popular pastime in its day.
Joan Baxter is a resident and long-time historical columnist.