Obituary of John Tweedie

John Tweedie

Jefferson City Post Tribune, Jan. 3, 1953


Funeral Services For John Tweedie Will Be Saturday

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday for John Tweedie Jr., vice president of The Tweedie Footwear Corp., who died late Wednesday at St. Mary’s Hospital. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Robert M. Young, pastor of the local First Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Paul Patton of Neosho, will officate. The Masonic Lodge will be in charge at the cemetery. He became ill Saturday at his home at Lake of The Ozarks and was brought to the hospital. Death was due to cerebral thrombosis. Mr. Tweedie was born Feb. 2, 1876 in Jefferson City, the son of John and Anna DeBeruff Tweedie, Sr. On Aug. 15, 1903, he married Miss Averne Hooe of Frankfurt, Mo. She died Jan. 19, 1926, in St. Louis. On Feb. 23, 1951, he married Mrs. Virginia Bridges of Fulton who survives.

63 Years in Plant

The shoe company official attended the local public schools and became associated with the A. Priesmeyer Shoe Co., now the Tweedie Footwear Corp. He served in the plant for 63 years including the positions of superintendent and vice president. For the past nine years he also operated the Tweedie Cabins at Lake of the Ozarks. The Priesmeyer Shoe Co., was founded by A. Priesmeyer and John Tweedie, Sr. Mr. Tweedie was prominent in Masonic Circles. He was a member of the Jefferson lodge No. 43 A.F. and A.M., Jefferson City Chapter No. 34 Royal and Select Masters, Knights  Templar, Royal Arch Masons, R. and S M, and of Ezra Council No. 32. He also was a  Member of the Prince of Peace Commandery, No.29, the Moolah Shine Temple of St. Louis, Capitol Shine Club and of the Karim Khan Grotto.

Submitted by: Nina Waters Castillo

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