John Alexander Weekes and Hannah Gallagher

John (Jack) Alexander Weekes
9.8.1856 - 10.8.1933

Spouse: Hannah Gallagher
7.30.1865 - 4.12.1945

Marriage: 5.24.1887

Grave: Union Cemetery, Lombardy

Jack: Edward Fullerton Weekes and Mary Jane McAuley
Hannah: Andrew Gallagher and Susan Jacklin

Lola Bell
Mertena (Myrtle) Maude
William J. Norman
John Edward
George Frederick
Roy Andrew
Elva Aleda
Loretta Jane

John was born September 8, 1856 to Edward Fullerton Weekes and Mary Jane McAuley.

Hannah was born July 30, 1865 to Andrew Gallagher and Susan Jacklin.

John Weekes was a farmer. In 1881 he had the contract to draw the mail. John was a trustee of the Methodist Church in 1885.

The Record News, May 26, 1887: "At the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. D. Brill, Mr. James A. Weekes, of Lombardy, to Miss Hannah Gallagher, of North Burgess, Rideau Lake."

6391-87 John Alexander Weeks, 27 years, farmer, South Elmsley, South Elmsley, s/o Edward & Mary Jane Weeks, married Hannah Gallagher, 21 years, North Burgess, same, d/o Andrew & Susan Gallagher, witn: George O. Weeks, South Elmsley, Isabella Gallagher, North Burgess, May 4th, 1887, Perth Methodist, Methodist, Rev. D. Baill, ?

John and Hannah's Marriage Registration


Lola Bell Weekes born.

Mertena Maude Weekes born.

The South Elmsley map of 1891 shows John's land at the north end of Lot 16, Concession I.

William J. Norman Weekes born.

John Edward Weekes born.

George Frederick Weekes born.

Roy Andrew Weekes born.


c. 1899. John and Hannah Weekes.
Children clockwise: Fred, Norman, Lola, Johny, Myrtle & Roy

John A's family in the 1901 census
1901 South Elmsley census:
Weeks John A., Head, born Feb 6 1857, age 42 at last birthday;
Weeks Hanna, Wife, born Jul 30 1866, age 34 at last birthday;
Weeks Lola B., Daughter, born Jun. 7 1887, age 13 at last birthday;
Weeks Mertena M, Daughter, born Dec 22 1889, age 11 at last birthday;
Weeks William N., Son, born May 29 1891, age 9 at last birthday;
Weeks John E., Son, born Jan 5 1894, age 7 at last birthday;
Weeks George F., Son, born Nov 20 1895, age 6 at last birthday;
Weeks Roy A., Son, born Feb 10 1897, age 4 at last birthday

Elva Aleda Weekes born.

Loretta Jane Weekes born.

John was a member of Orange Lodge #90, and served on the committee that built the new Orange Hall in 1909.

John A's family in the 1911 census
1911 South Elmsley census:
Weeks John A., Head, born Feb 1857 Ontario, age 53, Irish, Canadian, Methodist, Farmer;
Weeks Hannah, Wife, born July 1866 Ontario, age 44, Irish, Canadian, Methodist, Farmer;
Weeks Lola B., daughter, born Jun. 1887 Ontario, age 22, Irish, Canadian, Methodist;
Weeks Mertena M., daughter, born Dec 1888 Ontario, age 21, Irish, Canadian, Methodist;
Weeks George F., Son, born Nov 1895 Ontario, age 15, Irish, Canadian, Methodist;
Weeks Andrew R., Son, born Feb 1896 Ontario, age 14, Irish, Canadian, Methodist;
Weeks Elva A., daughter, born Oct 1902 Ontario, age 9, Irish, Canadian, Methodist;
Weeks Loretta J., daughter, born Jul 1906 Ontario, age 4, Irish, Canadian, Methodist

1921 South Elmsley census (Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 68; Census Place: Elmsley South (Township), Leeds, Ontario; Page Number: 2):
John Weekes, age 62, Irish, Farmer
Hannah Weekes, age 52, Scotch, None
Lola Weekes, age 30, Irish, None
John Weekes, age 28, Irish, Farmer's son
Roy Weekes, age 24, Irish, Farmer's son
Elva Weekes, age 17, Irish, None
Loretta Weekes, age 15, Irish, Student


weekes women
c. 1923. Left to right: Lola, Elva, Evelyn, Myrtle Warren and unknown.
Children, left to right, are Eileen Warren, Gerald Weekes, Howard Warren

In 1928, John bought the parsonage across from the Methodist Church in Lombardy, after the minister's residence moved to Rideau Ferry. (Descendents occupied this house until the 1960s when it was demolished as part of an ill-fated highway improvement project.)

In 1928, assisted by Richard Strikefoot, he devised a snow plow that cleaned the Lombardy village sidewalks.

pre-Oct. 1933

Back: John E., Lola, Elva, Norman, Loretta, Fred, Mertena, Roy
Front: Hannah and John Alexander Weekes

Back: Lola, John E., Elva, Loretta, Norman, Fred, Mertena, Roy
Front: Hannah and John Alexander Weekes

Weekes Brothers

Myrtle, Lola, Hannah, Roy, Fred, Loretta, Johny, Charlotte Weekes

Unknown, Elva Weekes, Unknown, Loretta and Henry Haase, Lola Weekes, with
Hannah (Gallagher) Weekes in the back. 


THE LANARK ERA, Wed. October 11th, 1933: "Lombardy, on Sunday, John Alexander Weekes, in his 77th year. Survived by his widow, the former Hannah Gallagher, four daughters and four sons; Mrs. J. E. Warren and Mrs. J. C. Hilliker, Smiths Falls; Mrs. H. Haase, Ramsayville and Lola at home; Norman, of Newboro; John, Fred and Roy, all of Lombardy. Also two sisters; Mrs. Thomas Burgess, Montreal, and Mrs . C. Hawkes, Smiths Falls."

John's obituary
1933 - The Ottawa Journal


Hannah and Bob
Hannah and Bob, c. 1934

The Smiths Falls Directory lists Mrs. J Weekes, Miss B. Weekes, Miss E. Weekes and Miss L. Weekes as all living at 84 William St.


Hannah, 1944.

Hannah, Marlene Haase and Lola. 1944.

1944. Back: Roberta, Lola, Evelyn, Loretta, Myrtle Warren, Elsie Jamieson, Marjorie
Front: Jean, Shirley, Marlene Haase, Hannah

1944. Middle and Back Row: Johny, Roy, Roberta, Fred, Marjorie, Evelyn, Elsie,
Henry Haase, Gerald, Myrtle Warren, Bob, Ray Warren
Front: Shirley, Billy, Jean, Marlene Haase, Hannah, Lola.

1944. Back and middle row: Johny, Jean, Roberta, Marjorie, Fred, Evelyn,
Elsie Weekes, Ray Warren, Norman, Lola Weekes, Henry Haase, Myrtle Warren,
& Bob Weekes
Front row: Billy, Shirley, Hannah Weekes, Marlene Haase

Weekes Men, 1944: John E., Bill, Roy, Bob, Fred, Norman, Henry Haase, Gerald


Perth Courier April 12, 1945

Grave stone: Weekes / John A. 1856-1933 / His Wife / Hannah Gallaher / 1865-1945 / John E. 194-1964 / Lola B. 1888-1976.