William Zenith Weese

11 September 1858–21 June 1933 (Age 74)
Gentryville, Gentry, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Zenith

When William Zenith Weese was born on 11 September 1858, in Gentryville, Gentry, Missouri, United States, his father, Barnabas B. Weese, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Ann or Annie Prunty, was 24. He had at least 6 sons and 4 daughters with Belinda Eva Davis. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Miller Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. He died on 21 June 1933, in Gentryville, Gentry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Gentryville, Gentry, Missouri, United States.

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William Zenith Weese
Belinda Eva Davis
Junius Manford Weese
Chester Arthur Weese
Andrew David Weese
John S Weese
Leander Thomas Weese
Lillie M Weese
Viola Vivian Weese
Linni Weese
Hattie Zuanita Weese
William Herman Weese

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+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Nancy Ann or Annie Prunty




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch (de Weese): descriptive epithet for an orphan, Middle Low German we(e)se.2 North German: topographic name from Middle Low German wese (modern German Wiese) ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William J Weise, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Weese in household of Barnabas Weese, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Weese in household of Barnabas Weese, "United States Census, 1880"

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