George Washington Weeks

15 April 1823–11 August 1858 (Age 35)
Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Weeks was born on 15 April 1823, in Hallowell, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, William Weeks, was 32 and his mother, Mary Rollins, was 35. He married Susan Emma Mayo on 3 November 1845, in Kennebec, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. He died on 11 August 1858, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 35.

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George Washington Weeks
Susan Emma Mayo
Marriage: 3 November 1845
George Franklin Weeks
Francis Ephriam May Weeks

Spouse and Children

3 November 1845
Kennebec, Maine, United States


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 9

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Age 10

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Wikke ( see Wick 2).2 English: variant of Wick 1.3 It may also be an Americanization of Scandinavian Vik .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Weeks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Geo Washington Weeks, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • G. W. Weeks in entry for George Franklin Weeks, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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