Biography of Francis W. Weeks
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Francis Winter Weeks, youngest son of John Weeks and Mary Pettengill, was born in Bath, February 26, 1844. He received a good business education, which was completed in the high school. His business career was commenced as purser on the steamship Montana, plying between San Francisco and Portland, Ore., in which employment he was engaged in 1865, 1866, and March, 1867. Subsequently, returning to the East, he entered the office of Franklin & Edwin Reed at Bath. For the period of fourteen years he was in the insurance business. In 1883 he formed a partnership with Frederick E. Reed in insurance and private banking. That connection having been dissolved, he was chosen treasurer of the People's Twenty five Cent Savings Bank, in January, 1886, which position he is now filling, and he has been county treasurer since 1889. Mr. Weeks has been a prominent member of the Bath Board of Trade and its secretary many years. He served in the Common Council in 1879, 1880, 1885, 1891, 1892, and 1893, and was its president the latter year; also on the Board of Aldermen in 1886, 1887, and 1888. For twenty five years Mr. Weeks has been a member of the Masonic Order, having joined Solar Lodge in 1868, and the Commandery in 1886. On September 12, 1876, he married Frances Almira Delano, daughter of Capt. Charles N. and Caroline Delano. She was born May 5, 1854. Their children are: Mary Eveleth, Caroline Beatrice, Charles Nichols, and Olive Metcalf Weeks.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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