John Alexander Meeks

14 March 1854–19 November 1919 (Age 65)
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of John Alexander

When John Alexander Meeks was born on 14 March 1854, in Georgia, United States, his father, John Meeks, was 26 and his mother, Frances Douglas, was 22. He married Mary Jane Moore in 1870, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ware, Georgia, United States for about 20 years and Waltertown, Ware, Georgia, United States in 1900. He died on 19 November 1919, in Beach, Ware, Georgia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Moore Cemetery, Ware, Georgia, United States.

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John Alexander Meeks
Mary Lucretia Thompson
Marriage: 27 November 1883
John C. Meeks
Minnie Myrtice Meeks
Lula Meeks
Sallie Mae Meeks
Spencer Meeks
Marston Alexander Meeks
Loy Laura Meeks
Louis Leon Meeks
Grady Newton Meeks

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    27 November 1883Ware, Georgia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 18
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 9131;2007: 21088; 2010: 29457)English (Cambridgeshire): variant of Meek , with post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Mix .Dutch: patronymic from Meek 3.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (12)

    • John H Meeks, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John A. Meeks, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • Jno. A. Meeks in entry for Grady Newton Meeks, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

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