Obit: Weeks, Lorenzo (1821 - 1919)



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 08/28/1919

Weeks, Lorenzo (10 APR 1821 - 18 AUG 1919)

Lorenzo Weeks, one of the oldest residents of Wisconsin, died at the Veteran's Home at Waupaca Aug. 18, 1919. He was born in Connecticut April 10, 1821, and was therefore 98 years, 4 months and 8 days old.

In early life he was a sailor, making long voyages all over the world. He went to Cooperstown, N.Y., to live, and was there married to Miss Emeline Clark. Later he visited Pikes Peak and the gold fields of the far west. About 1858 he and his family moved to Black river Falls, where he was sheriff and under sheriff in Jackson Co. He learned and practiced dentistry, also photography, and for some time followed surveying. About 1877 he moved with his family to Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., where for many years he ran a furniture and undertaking business. His wife died in 1911. Mr. Weeks enlisted and served in the Civil War and was a member of the G. A. R. Post in Neillsville. He had seen much of the world and was a most remarkable man when in his prime. He was well acquainted with names, James Fennimore Cooper, the noted novelist, and drove the hearse at Mr. Cooper's funeral. He leaves one son, Robert Weeks, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Sheret, and a grandson, Dr. F. T. Weeks, all of this city. Burial took place at the Veteran's Home Cemetery.



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