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  • ID: I169
  • Name: William Finis Weaks
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 NOV 1848 in Ky 1
  • Death: 27 JAN 1938 in Hornbeak, Obion Co, Tn 2
  • Burial: JAN 1938 Hornbeak Cem., Obion Co, Tn
  • Census: 1880 Obion Co, Tn, page 192b, Enum. Dist. 113
  • Reference Number:

    • Occupation: Blacksmith
    • Note:
      1880 census, Obion Co, Tn house 321/341, page 192B, District 113
      W.S. Weeks, age 31, Blacksmith, Tn, Tn, Tn
      Sarah WF 30. House Keeping, Tn,Tn,Tn
      J.L. Weeks, WM 7, son,
      W.H. Weeks, WM5, son
      J.W. Weeks, WM1, son
      Fannice Weeks, WF31, sister
      1900 Census Obion Co, Tn
      Finnis Weaks WM, NOV 1858, 7 years this marriage, Tn, Tn, Tn, Farmer
      Maggie E., wife, MAR (?) 1868, 7,4,3, Tn, Tn, Tn
      James, son, WM, 1878, single
      Alva R, daughter, AUG 1881, single
      Alta , WF , daughter, SEP 1886,
      Samuel C. , son, NOV (?) 1895
      Mona M, daughter, OCT 1897,
      Zill, daughter, FEB 1900

      Dates of death and birth for William Finis Weaks confirmed with a copy
      of Tennessee Death Certificate # 1373 for the year 1938.
      The place of birth on the death certificate shows to be Ky. His father
      is listed as George W. Weaks, born in Ky. His mother's name is shown
      as "Do Not Know". The person providing and signing as the informant
      on the death certificate is S.C. Weaks of Hornbeak, Tn. Finis Weaks' occupation
      is listed as Blacksmith in Hornbeak, Tn. His wife is listed as Maggie Clemmons.

      It should be noted that the cemetary records on file in the Obion Co Library
      show his date of birth to be 25 NOV 1849 (this is from his headstone) but
      the official death certificate shows his date of birth to be 25 NOV 1848.

      The following is a transcribed copy (including misspellings) of the obituary
      notice published on January 28, 1938 in the Union City Daily Messenger.

      W.F. WEEKS

      Aged Resident Of Hornbeak
      Will Be Buried Tomorrow

      HORNBEAK -- William Finis Weeks, age 89 years, died at eleven o'clock
      Wednesday morning at his home in Hornbeak. He has been a resident
      of Hornbeak for thirty-five years and was next to the oldest person in Hornbeak.
      Mr. Weeks had been ill since Thanksgiving when he injured himself in a fall.
      He was a member of the Hornbeak Methodist church.

      He leaves his wife and the following children: Lee Weeks of Flint, Mich., Henry
      Weeks of Arkansas, Jim Weeks of Marston, Mo., Mrs. I. W. Kimball of Clinton,
      Ky., Calvin Weeks of Hornbeak, Mrs. Mabel Griffin of Mayfield, Ky., Mrs. Mora Egbert
      of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Vella Johnson of Hornbeak, Mrs. Lelia Heavener of Detroit,
      Mich., Mrs. Bess Cartwright of Tiptonville, also several grandchildren and a number
      of great grandchildren.

      Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending arrival of some of the
      children, however services will be held sometime tomorrow at Hornbeak.

      Father: Washington Lee Weaks b: 1825
      Mother: Dorcas Brunson b: 1829

      Marriage 1 Sarah P. Hampton b: 1850
      • Married: 9 FEB 1871 in Fulton Co, Ky 3
      1. Has Children Jerry Lee Weaks b: 7 JAN 1872
      2. Has No Children James "Jim" Weaks b: 1878 in Tn
      3. Has No Children Alva Rilla Weaks b: AUG 1881 in Tn
      4. Has No Children Alta Weaks b: SEP 1886
      5. Has No Children Henry Weaks

      Marriage 2 Margaret "Maggie" Etter Clemmons b: 2 MAR 1868 in Wilson Co, Tn
      • Married: ABT 1893 in Obion Co, Tn (?) 4
      1. Has No Children Mora Weaks
      2. Has No Children Lelia Weaks
      3. Has Children Samuel Calvin Weaks b: NOV 1895 in Hornbeak, Tn
      4. Has Children Mona Maple Weaks b: 28 OCT 1897 in Hornbeak, Tn
      5. Has No Children Vella Weaks
      6. Has No Children Bess Weaks
      7. Has No Children Allibell Weaks

      1. Abbrev: Tn Death Certificate #1373 from 1938 for William F WEAKS
        Tn Death Certificate #1373 from 1938 for William F WEAKS
      2. Abbrev: Obion County Library Cemetery records
        Obion County Library Cemetery records
      3. Abbrev: FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY Marriages, April, 1870 - January, 1874
        FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY Marriages, April, 1870 - January, 1874 as indexed on RootsWeb by Kim Mitchell
      4. Abbrev: 1900 census
        1900 census