Henry Rhoads Meeks

23 March 1840–16 February 1921 (Age 80)
Luce Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Henry Rhoads

When Henry Rhoads Meeks was born on 23 March 1840, in Luce Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States, his father, William Meeks, was 25 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Rhoads, was 21. He married Elmira Ann Mecham on 4 July 1865, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 16 February 1921, in Wind River, Fremont, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lyman, Uinta, Wyoming, United States.

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Henry Rhoads Meeks
Elmira Ann Mecham
Marriage: 4 July 1865
Elmira Ann Meeks
Lydia Elizabeth Meeks
Henry Rhodes Meeks
Mary Electa Meeks
Samantha Louise Meeks
William Charles Meeks
Lewis Edward Meeks
Jonathon Josiah Meeks
Joseph Culbert Meeks
Brigham Lafayette Meeks
Marion James Meeks

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  • Marriage
    4 July 1865Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Cambridgeshire): variant of Meek , with post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Mix .Dutch: patronymic from Meek 3.History: Thomas Meeks (born c. 1624 in London) emigrated to New Haven, CT, in or before 1643. In 17th-century New Haven this surname was also spelled Meekes, Mix, and Mixx.

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Henry Meeks in household of Wm Meeks, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Henry Meeks in entry for Peter Wortz and Samantha Lee, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Henry R. Meeks in entry for Elmira Ann Meeks Nuttall, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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