Weed, Alfred C. (Deceased)
Alfred was born July 28, 1881, in North Rose, New York. Alfred attended college at Cornell University and did post graduate work there after earning his BA degree. In the early 1900s through the 1930s, he was on the staff of the Field Museum in Chicago and became assistant curator for Ichthyology and Herpetology in 1920. In 1921, they renamed the departments and it appears that Alfred became assistant curator for fishes, reptiles, and amphibians, but in 1922, someone else became the assistant curator for reptiles and amphibians, while Alfred remained as assistant curator for fishes. Alfred was a participant on a trip to Greenland in 1927 or 1928 to study marine life. Alfred was later employed by the National Museum of Natural History as an ichthyologist. Alfred was elected to membership in the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1912 and then terminated his membership in 1945. Alfred was married to Ida Belle Rosbrook and they had a son, Alfred, Jr., who was born in 1915 in Syracuse, New York. Alfred died on November 30, 1953.