William Weeks

Brief Life History of William

When William Weeks was born on 11 April 1813, in Martha's Vineyard, West Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Weeks II, was 25 and his mother, Saphronia Fisher, was 26. He married Caroline Matilda Allen on 17 June 1839, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880. In 1831, his occupation is listed as master carpenter, architect in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. He died on 8 March 1900, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Weeks
Caroline Matilda Allen
Marriage: 17 June 1839
Ammon Weeks
Delight Weeks
Laura Weeks
Sophronia Weeks
Arvin Weeks
Rophena Rossena Weeks
Hannah Julia Weeks
William Weeks
Caroline Foote Weeks
Franklin Willie Weeks

Sources (37)

  • William Weeks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Weeks, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • William Weeks, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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Story Highlight

William Weeks Temple Plans and Weeks Family Bible

Architect’s family donated temple plans April 8, 1999–Architectural drawings of Nauvoo temple. A chance meeting in 1948 between missionaries of the Church with descendants in California of William …

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