thanks to Ronda Wicks for finding and sending me this information and
the photographs below.
H. WEEKS in 1894
WEEKS and Matthias WEEKS in 1894
George, William. and
Matthias Weeks were all members of the Woodstock Fire Brigade in 1894,
hence the rather dashing uniforms. These details are from a
photograph kindly provided by the Woodstock Museum. George and
Matthias are easily identified in the 1888 and 1894 Woodstock
Directories, where George H. Weeks is listed as a finisher, and Matthias Weeks
George worked for James Hay
& Co. Ltd., furniture manufacturers, and then the Thomas Pipe and
Organ Co. He lived in
Woodstock at 94 Wellington St. in 1888, 196 Graham Street in 1894, 180
Riddell Street in 1901, 427 Ingersoll Avenue in 1903, and 206 Graham
Street in 1918 and 1928. George’s
wife’s name was Ethel.
Matthias Weeks was a cabinet
maker, and lived at 509
Edward St., Woodstock in 1888. He doesn’t appear in the 1894 directory
or anytime later.
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