George E. Weeks

Male1871–1 September 1890

Brief Life History of George E.

When George E. Weeks was born in 1871, in Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Wicks, was 26 and his mother, Ellen Margaret Murphy, was 27. He lived in Butler Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 1 September 1890, in Butler, Iowa, United States, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wicks
1845–1904
Ellen Margaret Murphy
1844–1912
George E. Weeks
1871–1890
Moses M. Wicks
1872–1962
Sidney John Wicks
1873–1931
Anastasia W. Wicks
1874–1961
Patrick Wicks
1876–1904
Micheal Joseph Wicks
1878–1959
Thomas Martin Wicks
1880–1925
Margaret Martha Wicks
1884–1955

Sources (2)

  • George E Wicks in household of Thomas Wicks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Weeks, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (3)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.

1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 13

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wicks .

Americanized form of Norwegian and Swedish Vik .

History: This surname was brought to North America independently by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One of the earliest on record is Leonard Weeks, who emigrated from Somerset, England, to Portsmouth, NH, some time before 1656. — William Weeks, recorded in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA, from 1653 onward, was probably a cousin or other relative of the John Wickes mentioned at Wickes .

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

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