Joseph Leo Weixel

28 May 1895–6 April 1980 (Age 84)
Allegheny City, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph Leo

When Joseph Leo Weixel was born on 28 May 1895, in Allegheny City, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William E Weixel, was 29 and his mother, Frances M Pierce, was 28. He married Margaret A Roach Weixel on 11 July 1917, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 April 1980, in Bellevue, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Leo Weixel
1895–1980
Margaret A Roach Weixel
1896–1993
Marriage: 11 July 1917
William Charles Weixel
1917–2007
Daniel Joseph Weixel
1920–1968
Margaret Patricia Weixel White
1927–2013
Lois M Weixel
1931–2015
James Vincent Weixel
1936–2002

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 July 1917
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    William E Weixel

    Male1865–1919Male

    Frances M Pierce

    Female1866–Female

siblings

(4)

    Elizabeth M Weixel

    Female1892–1907Female

    Male1895–1980Male

    Gertrude Weixel

    Female1898–Female

    Arthur Weixel

    MaleMale

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 10

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Weichsel, a topographic name for someone who lived near a sour cherry tree (St. Luce cherry), from Middle High German wīhsel (modern German Weichsel(n), pronounced ‘Weiksel’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph L Weixel in household of William E Weixel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph L Weixel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph L Weixel in household of William E Weixel, "United States Census, 1900"

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