Thomas Henry Weas

13 September 1850–10 June 1923 (Age 72)
Herald, White, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Weas was born on 13 September 1850, in Herald, White, Illinois, United States, his father, Boston Weas, was 40 and his mother, Priscilla Ann Aud, was 35. He married Pamelia Ann Bennett on 20 July 1871, in White, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in White, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 10 June 1923, in Heralds Prairie Township, White, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Union Ridge Cemetery, Heralds Prairie Township, White, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Henry Weas
Pamelia Ann Bennett
Marriage: 20 July 1871
Silvia Ann Weas
Virgel Golden Weas
Lena Lenora Weas
Virginia "Jenny" Catherine Weas
Jackson Arthur Weas
Nora Inez Weas
Grace Joy Weas
Sophia Pansey Weas
Walter Bennett Weas
Donald Byrd Weas
Ruby Weas

Spouse and Children


    Pamelia Ann Bennett


20 July 1871
White, Illinois, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Saba "Sibbie" Ann Weas


    Lucy Ann Weas




    Nancy Jane Weas


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

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.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Irish: probably an Irish spelling of English Weed, a nickname for an irascible man, from Middle English wede ‘rage’, ‘fury’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas H Weece, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Weas in household of Boston Weas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Weas in household of Boston Weas, "United States Census, 1860"

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