Sardis is proud to number among her native sons Elbert Archie Weaver, cashier of the Peoples Bank of Sardis. His birth occurred on the 29th of September, 1893, and he is a son of Archie G. and Sarah Jane (Phillips) Weaver, both natives of Henderson county. The paternal grandfather, Louis Weaver, and the maternal grandfather, William Walter Phillips, were both natives of this state and served in the defense of the Confederacy throughout the Civil war. The common schools of Henderson county afforded Albert Archie Weaver his early education and after graduating from high school at Lexington he taught in the rural schools of Henderson county for ten years, or until 1917. In that year he put all personal interests aside and enlisted in the United States army on the 5th of October. He was first sent to Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, and from there to Fort Riley, Kansas, where he was placed in the medical department. Subsequently he went to Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, as a member of the base hospital detachment, and from December to February was confined in the hospital on account of illness. After recovering he returned to duty and served as ward master through the epidemic of meningitis and pneumonia. He was given the rating of regular nurse and in August, 1918, was placed in the mess department, serving as mess sergeant until receiving his honorable discharge on the 22d of March, 1919. Mr. Weaver immediately returned to Lexington and became associated with Brown Brothers as an auto salesman and demonstrator of tractors. He was thus engaged for a time and then returned to farming in connection with his father, so continuing until February, 1921, when he was elected cashier of the Peoples Bank of Sardis, in which important position he is now serving. He is a young man of keen foresight and business ability, and the capable manner in which he discharges the many duties devolving upon him have won him universal admiration and respect.
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