Joshua Weed

24 March 1842–May 1870 (Age 28)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joshua

When Joshua Weed was born on 24 March 1842, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Joshua Eli Weed, was 25 and his mother, Abigail Olmstead, was 24. He married Honor Curtis in 1863, in Wahsatch, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died in May 1870, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Weed
Persis Amanda Gilbert Harris
Marriage: about 1866
Henry Harris Weed
Edwin Wardle Weed

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1866Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 14
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for an irascible person, from Middle English wed(e) ‘mad, crazy’. The name is also possibly from the Middle English noun wede in one of its senses, ‘weed’ or ‘garment, habit’.Americanized form of Dutch Weeda .

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

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    Story Highlight


    Birth: Feb. 23, 1818 Huron County Ohio, USA Death: Jul. 26, 1891 Sevier County Utah, USA She was born to Harvey Olmstead 1794-1879, and Anna Margaret Mingus 1790-1864 in Huron, Ohio. She marrried 1 …

    Sources (6)

    • Joshua Holdin in household of Wayley Holdin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Joshua Weed in entry for Edward W Weed, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Joshua Weed in entry for Ewin Wardle Weed, "Utah, Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1937"

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