From: " The Storied Province of Quebec Past and Present"
Ed. Col. William Wood, Dominion Publishing Company, Limited, Toronto 1931
Born in the city of Quebec, July 26, 1873, William Michael Weir is the son of Edward William Weir and Mary A. McGoldrick. He secured his elementary and secondary academic instruction in the public schools, graduated from Ottawa University, and without delay began a career at business destined to be of note. From 1895 to 1901 he served as assistant treasurer of the Ottawa Electrical Company, of Ottawa, then, until 1906, employed by the Investment Banking house of E. H. Gay and Company, of Boston and Montreal. From 1907 to 1909 he was manager of the Gay interests in Canada, with offices in Montreal, and from that year to the present has attained great holdings in many companies.
Mr. Weir is president of the Canadian Foundries and Forgings, Ltd., director of the Atares Wharf and Warehouse Company, of Standard Paving, Ltd., Ottawa, of DeLaney Forge and Iron Company, Inc. of Buffalo; Tooke Brothers, Ltd.; Alliance Manufacturing Company, of Montreal; United Paper Box Company, of Montreal; Canadian Handkerchief, Ltd., Montreal; and a director of the Mount Stephen Company.
He belongs to the St. James Club, Beaconsfield Golf Club, Garrison Club of Quebec City, the Brockville, Welland and Kanawaki clubs, Westport Golf Club, and Westport Yacht Club. He Is fond of yachting and golf, and a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Weir married, November 25, 1903, Florence
E. Neville, daughter of James J. Neville;
and they are the parents of seven children, two sons and five daughters.
The family residence is at No. 4343 Westmount Avenue, Westmount, and Mr.
Weir’s offices are at No. 240 St. James Street, Montreal.