October 30: Happy Birthday! Janie Davenport Weaver


Janie Davenport Weaver was born on this day in 1909, in Lenoir, to Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Weaver.

Janie’s father came to Winston-Salem  to be a minister at Centenary Methodist Church, and she graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School.  She also graduated from Greensboro College.

Janie taught history and was a counselor at R. J. Reynolds High School for her entire teaching career.  Her career in education lasted for 40 plus years.  She retired in 1972.

Janie passed away in 1996.

The photo above was published in the 1942 R. J. Reynolds High School yearbook.

Photo courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection.

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