James Weekes Jr.

James Weekes Jr.
1.1.1854 - 6.13.1906

Grave: Beckwith United Cemetery

Parents: James Weekes and Annie Smith

These items were originally from the Carleton Place Herald. Therefore the reference is almost certainly to Edward F's brother (James') son James. He would have been 32 at the time of the 1886 article. According to his obituary he lived most of his life in Carleton Place. He must have settled back in Carleton Place following these adventures.

Perth Courier, July 16, 1886

"On Saturday night last Messrs. James Weekes, John Pattie and James Presley of this place left by the Pacific Express for Donald, B.C. The party took with them sufficient supplies for a two month outing in the Rockies and propose during that time prospecting on the banks of the Columbia for silver and gold. Mr. Pattie has considerable experience in mining and if there is anything to be found the party are sanguine of success. Carleton Place Herald"

Perth Courier, June 1, 1888
"Last week Mr. Robert Patterson and Mr. James Weekes purchased an 87 acre lot in the iron region of Darling just next to a lot owned by an American Company which was found to be very rich in ore and is to be opened up by the company right away. The indications on this lot are also that it is rich in ore and we hope one day to chronicle the fact of a return of $80,000 to $100,000 being offered to our enterprising young men for the property. In any case, there is timber on the lot so nothing can be lost for the transaction. C.P. Herald"

Perth Courier, September 13, 1901

1901 Carleton Place Census

NameSexRelationship to headMaritalDate of birthAge at last birthday
Weekes JamesMHeadSJan 1 185447
Weekes Mary K.FSisterSSep 11 187129
Weekes EvaFSisterSSep 14 187327
Weekes Elizabeth G.FSisterSAug 11 187723
Weekes William E.MBrotherSAug 26 187921

Weekes - Mr. James Weekes, one of the best known citizens in Carleton Place, died on
June 13th, after a brief illness. Deceased was born in Elmsley Township and when quite
a young man went to Carleton Place, and for nearly thirty years was a citizen of that
town, engaged in the mercantile business. He was __ years of age and unmarried. He is
survived by four sisters and two brothers.

THE LANARK ERA Wed. June 20th, 1906
At Carleton Place on Wednesday, Mr. James Weekes, aged 52 yrs. unmarried. A brother of Mrs. John McCallum, Smith's Falls, Mrs. John McChesney, New Liskeard; Mrs. P. F. McEwen, Cobalt; Miss Eva, at home; Alexander of Cobalt; Joseph, Smith's Falls and William, at North Bay, Burial in Cram's cemetery.