Colonel William A. Phillips

Captain Byron Curtis Weston (April 9, 1832 – November 8, 1898) was a native of Massachusetts who founded the in 1863 (which ceased to exist following its sale in 2008) and served as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1880 to 1883. He came from an old New England Congregationalist family of extraordinary wealth. In 1865, he married Julia Clark Mitchell, with whom he had ten children, including Julia Carolyn Weston, mother to the well known chef Julia Child. They lived in a mansion known as Westonholme, in Dalton, Massachusetts. Weston was known for his gifts to the community, including the Grace Episcopal Church in his hometown and funds towards the debt incurred for the grading and draining of an athletic field and monies toward upkeep and a grandstand at Williams College. Weston received an honorary M.A. from Williams College in 1886 and the field, still used today, was named Weston Field in his honor.

Byron married Julia Mitchell; their daughter Ellen Mitchell Weston married Hale Holden in 1895.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Hale Holden and Ellen M. Weston, 18 Sep 1895". FamilySearch. "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910," index. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Hale Holden in entry for Philip Daud Holden, 06 Jan 1909". FamilySearch. "Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922," index. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Hale Holden in household of Hale Holden, New Trier, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 2-A, family 19, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374252". FamilySearch. "United States Census, 1910," index and images. Retrieved December 2, 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Davis Long
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Oliver Ames