William Meeks

18 February 1847–28 April 1923 (Age 76)
Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Meeks was born on 18 February 1847, in Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States, his father, William Meeks, was 32 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Rhoads, was 28. He married Sarah Gardner on 11 November 1872, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 4 Bicknell, Wayne, Utah, United States in 1900 and Wayne, Utah, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1923. He died on 28 April 1923, in Bicknell, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bicknell, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Meeks
Sarah Gardner
Marriage: 11 November 1872
William Gardner Meeks
James Edgar Meeks
Robert Arthur Meeks
Archibald Meeks
Mary Jane Meeks
Sarah Elizabeth Meeks
Dora Meeks
Reuben Meeks
Leonard Meeks
Phyllis Estelle Meeks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1872Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 20
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Miraculous Healing of Leah Baker Savage

    Here is the story told to me by Grand mother Samantha Baker about the miraculous healing of Aunt Leah, Dad's little sister. This took place in Bicknell, Wayne County in the mountains of central easter …

    Sources (76)

    • Wm Meeks, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • William Meeks, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • William Meeks in entry for Melvin Okerlund and Phyllis Meeks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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