Family Genealogy
Thursday, May 15, 2008
 

Theodore Parker (aka TP) Weinhart, the younger brother of my gg-grandfather Lorenzo, according to the census was employed as a machinist. He probably picked up his skills from his step-father Sylvanus Knight who was also a machinist. During his lifetime TP was awarded at least three patents. One was for a dolly for moving washing machines, a second for sometype of improvement on boilers, and a third also for some type of improvement in stovepipes. There is a family story that he built a part (or maybe made a major improvement) for nation-wide company's washing machine but the company stoled his plans. He was quite tall. I have seen accounts giving his height as being between six and half feet to seven foot. Also it appears that he married his brother's (George Washington Weinhart) widow in 1913 after divorcing his wife but then they were divorced sometime before 1920. The drawing shows one of his patents.
 
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