August 9, 1902:
In the Daily Bulletin, of Aberdeen, Washington, the following notice appears of the death of Jacob Weatherwax, a cousin of C. H. Weatherwax of this place, at the age of sixty-two years, which occurred on July 31st, from bronchial pneumonia: "Jacob Weatherwax was a native of New York, but resided in Michigan from his early youth to manhood. He served through the Civil War in the 2d Michigan Cavalry and was mustered out with the rank of 2d Lieutenant. He came to Washington in 1888, and was a prominent factor in the upbuilding of Aberdeen. At the time of his death, he was Past Grand Commander of the Knights Templar of the State, High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Marshal of the Blue Lodge of the State, and Worshipful Master of Aberdeen Lodge No. 52. Distinguished in every walk in life, upright, enterprising, kind and honorable, it is a small wonder that he was beloved by all people. His death leaves a vacancy that it will be hard to fill and his loss is a community sorrow."
Published in the Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA