John William Weems

Male8 November 1917–22 November 1973

Brief Life History of John William

John William Weems was born on 8 November 1917. He died on 22 November 1973, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56.

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    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    1925 · Woman's World's Fair

    Age 8

    The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Wemyss , reflecting the usual pronunciation of that name.

    History: David Weems (Wemyss) emigrated from Scotland to Herring Bay, Anne Arundel County, MD, some time before 1722. Mason Locke Weems, born near Herring Bay in 1759, was a clergyman who wrote a biography of George Washington, in which the first account of the cherry-tree story appeared.

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

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