BURIED TOGETHER

Partner Bertha Wright, buried together

Queer Places:
Children's Hospital Oakland, 5101 Dover St, Oakland, CA 94609, Stati Uniti
1018 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Stati Uniti
Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Stati Uniti

Image result for Mabel WeedMabel Weed (June 6, 1871 – November 17, 1957) was born in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Dr. Gideon Allen and Mrs. Adeline M. Willis Weed. At the end of the 19th century she moved to Californi.

She was a Social worker and Assistant Librarian at Berkeley Public Library for six years. She was the Secretary of Charity Organization Society and City Commission of Public Charities, Berkeley, for seven years. She was the Secretary of California Conference of Social Work. She was for 4 years, in charge of children's work of the State Board of Charities and Corrections; for four years, executive secretary of the S. F. Council of Social and Health agencies and secretary of the Research committee of the S. F. Community Chest. She was Assistant Director of the California State Department of Social Welfare. She has made intensive studies in the field of social service.

Weed had been the assistant director of the Peninsula School, Menlo Park, serving there with Mrs. Frank Duveneck. During World War II years she owned and operated a book and gift shop, "The Little Shop Around the Corner" in Palo Alto's downtown district, giving that up when she became ill. She was a member of: American Ass'n of Social Workers, Women's City Club, S.F., Woodside Country Club and the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto.

 Mabel Weed met Bertha Wright when both were working at the Charity Organization Society in Berkeley. The two women formed a household, and Mabel adopted three children: Philip, Alice Barbara and Jean. They also raised a number of foster children together. When Bertha retired from the Children's Hospital Oakland in 1926, she and Mabel moved to San Francisco, Woodside and then to Palo Alto, California.

The 1940 Census lists both living at 1018 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, with Mabel Weed (age 68) as the Head of Household, and Bertha Wright (age 62), along with 16-year-old daughter Jean C. Weed and a lodger (foster child).

Mabel Weed died Nov. 17, 1957 at her home in Palo Alto, CA after a period of failing health. She was 86. She is buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, California, beside Wright.


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