WEAVER, EMILY (nee Emily Maloney Stokes)
Born ??? (web sources list July 1888-there is also an 1878 listed!)
Died 14 October 1930 in New York, New York.
Married Spencer Fullerton Weaver (1879-1939) in 1903, divorced, 1929 or earlier
[Active 1914 to at least 1926]
A native of Philadelphia and daughter of John Christy Stokes.
Often listed as Mrs S Fullerton Weaver. Mr Weaver was a famous architect, designing the world renowned Waldorf Astroia Hotel. The family owned an estate in East Hampton, Long Island that was called "Spencecliff." From 1920 Mr Weaver was also President of the West side Tennis club, site of the US National Championships.
Twice winner of US Indoor doubles (1914, 1918). She lived at 430 Park Avenue in New York City when she died. Date of death from the New York Times-note online sources has a different date of 1931-clearly wrong. Divorced by 1929 at the lastest, as Spencer wed his second wife that year.
Sons Spencer Fullerton Weaver Jr (18 May 1911-1996) and Cliffton (7 January 1917-1992)
WEDDERBURN, DOREEN (nee Doreen Lois Treadwell)
Born circa 1925
Married Brian Wedderburn 28 June 1947 St John's Belgravia,Johannesburg
[Active circa 1950 to 1956]
Aged 22 at date of marriage. Described as a clinical pathologist at date of marriage.
1952 Welsh RU
Final Day Wimbledon Programme 1956 under maiden name of Lady Competitors
Mrs D.L. Wedderburn- Miss D.L Treadwell
Doreen competed at Wimbledon in 1950, 1952, and 1956. In she made the quarterfinals of the ladies doubles with Georgie Woodgate. Her date of birth comes from a ship manifest dates 16 June 1950, the date she landed in England after setting sail from Durban. A Mrs Doreen L Wedderburn appears on the Electoral Rolls living in Holborn and St Pancreas from 1957 to 1960-this may well be the same person.
WEDIN, IDA (Ida Alice Wedin)
Australia (Western Australia)
Born in 1899 in Indiana, United States
Died 4 July 1983 in Mosman Park, Western Australia
Married Robert Alexander Macbeth in 1925
[Active circa 1920-30]
Western Australian Champion 1925, 1927
The timing and circumstances of how her family came from the United States to Australia are unclear.
[Thanks to Gee Tee and Newmark for this information]
WEISS, MARIA (nee Maria Luisa de Teran)
Born 29 January 1918
Died 8 December 1984
Married Heraldo Weiss c 1942-43 (between May and May-Mrs Weiss in 1943 River Plate)
A friend of Argentine First Lady Evita Peron. Her connection to the Perons led her to flee Argentina as an exile on Peron’s overthrow. Shadowed by tragedy, Heraldo died young and Maria would later commit suicide.
WELCH, VIRGINIA (nee Virginia Bridge)
Born circa 1934 or 1935 in Massachuesetts
Married James Overman Welch (born circa 1932) on 24 February 1957
Daughter of Harris Gardner Bridge and a graduate of Vassar College.
In 1966 US doubles draw at Longwood. Wed to James O Welch Jr., of Short Hills, N.J., whose father was a candy company mogul. Son Leighton (md in 1987) is the grandson of Harris Gardner Bridge of Brookline.
WELSH, "MOLLIE" (Mary Gray Welsh)
Great Britain (Scotland)
Born 1919 in Liberton, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 1974 in George Square, Edinburgh
Married Colin Morrisce Mackay (1911 to 1985) in 1950 Haymarket, Edinburgh.
[Active from at least 1947-1958]
Mollie Welsh was the daughter of the Scottish tennis players Mary Welsh (née Gray) and Robin Welsh. Mollie had a twin brother, also called Robin, who played tennis too.
Though she was not as accomplished as her mother Mollie was good enough to be the finalist at the 1947 and 1958 Scottish Championships. Robin was also a losing finalist at the Scottish event in 1947.
WELSH, “Molly” (nee Mary Gray)
Great Britain (Scotland)
Born 04 June 1878 Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Married (1) James Curtis-Whyte, 1899; deceased 1907
Married (2) Robin R. Welsh, 1909
Education: Ministers' Daughters' College, Edinburgh.
Best scoring stroke: slow backhand across the court.
Other recreations: curling. Profession : lawn tennis coach.
Daughter Mollie also a player. This is the Scottish player always referred to as "Mrs Robin Welsh" in later years.
She had her greatest success at the Scottish Chmps, winning 6 times in total-in 1905 (as Mrs Curits-Whyte) and as Mrs Welsh 1913-14 and 1921-23.
This player took part in some lawn tennis tournaments in Continenetal in the summer of 1908, e.g. in Vienna.
From "Lowe's Lawn Tennis Annual" (1936): "The Humorous Side of Tennis". Mrs Robin Welsh: "I was playing in Vienna in 1908 against one of the best woment there, who was quite a good volleyer for those days. Half-way through she had got me well on the run, sending the ball into the far left corner of the court. I just managed to reach it, putting it softly up for her to place anywhere, instead she missed! The next thing I saw was the lady throwing her racket down and dancing on the strings like a naughty child in a tantrum. I'm afraid I laughed out loud, which she said was the best I could have done as it made her pull herself together."