Nancy America Weir

29 October 1850–17 August 1915 (Age 64)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy America

Nancy America Weir was born on 29 October 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. She married John Thomas Rees on 26 September 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 17 August 1915, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Rees
1841–1883
Nancy America Weir
1850–1915
Marriage: 26 September 1870

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    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.
    1863
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 18
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river, from Middle English, Older Scots wer(e) ‘weir; fish-trap’. Compare Ware and Wear . In northern England and lowland Scotland there has been much confusion with the Irish and Scottish Gaelic names in 2, 4 and 5 below.Scottish: in Scotland, this surname was sometimes used for Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’, more often Anglicized as McNair .Scottish (of Norman origin): surname of a family of Blackwood (Lanarkshire), which is said to be descended from Ralph de Ver, a Norman baron associated with William the Lion between 1174 and 1184. The change in pronunciation from Vere to Were would be unusual in Anglo-Norman French, and the true source of the surname may lie elsewhere. One possibility is Wierre in Pas-de-Calais. Another possibility is that the surname may represent versions of the Norman surname de la Were ‘of the war’, a nickname for a warrior; see Warr .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ware
    McNair

    Story Highlight

    The Life Summary of Nancy America

    When Nancy America Weir was born on 29 October 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Jonathan Browning, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Caroline Clark, was 33. She …

    Sources (15)

    • Nancy A. Rees, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Nancy America Rees, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Nancy Rees in household of John Rees, "United States Census, 1880"

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