Floyd Elmer Weston was born May 21, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, to Floyd Edson and Carlie Jones Weston. His schooling was completed in Los Angeles prior to serving as a paratrooper in World War II. While at Cal-Tech he and his friends compiled a list of 17 points that would identify Christ's true church. He was baptized in the Pacific Ocean during the War, and married to Sherlia Merle Lund, in 1944. Together they raised seven children.