Ann Horrocks Webers Meek
1877 - 1902

Ann (Anntoinette)

b:  1877 & was the daughter of Orelia Michaud & Samuel Horrocks
d: 13 May 1902 - St. Louis, Mo.- An obituary in the St. Louis Globe Democrat gives Ann's age as 25 & lists her death as an accident.  However my aunt Lilian Ziock Palmer told me that Ann committed suicide by pouring gasoline all over herself & setting herself on fire (see article below). Ann is buried in St. Mathews Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. There is no tombstone. (Annie Meek, 25, 4716 Minnesota - accident. Obituary - St. Louis Globe Democrat - Thursday Morning - May 15, 1902, pg. 16, Col. 1)


m:  1)Ann married Albert J. Webers  28 June 1894 (Lic.57009 - Vol.47, Pg.419)  Albert was under 21 years of age so his mother, Mrs. Minnie Weber, had to give consent for the marriage. They had one son, Alexander Webers born 1895. Albert divorced Ann in April, 1897 (document 6437-A).

2) Ann's second husband was George Casper Meek later of House Springs, St. Louis County, born St. Louis, Mo., occupation: bricklayer - parents: Andrew Meek born in Czech. & Mary Kalsik born Czech. - wife: 2) Frances Meek, Rt. 1 House Springs, Mo.(Jefferson Co.Mo.) - d: 2 June 1945 of perotonitis - buried: St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, St. Louis.  George & Ann Horrocks Weber Meek had three children:

George Oliver, born in 1898 & died Feb. 1984,

Walter Leslie - b: 3 Apr. 1899 & died 10 June 1958 in St. Louis of coronary thrombosis. Death Certificate says he was a retired letter carrier & a WWII Vet (maybe this should be WWI as it seems he would have been too old to serve in WWII?) Cem: Jefferson Barracks Nat. Cem.

Stanley R. -  b: 1901  d: Dec. 1981  Cem: St. Peter & Paul, Lot 3016, Sec. 042 - No tombstone

 

In the 1900 census for St. Louis Annie & George Meek & 3 children, Alexander (Weber), George & Walter, are living next door to Samuel Horrocks & Orelia.  The children's ages are 5, 2, & 1 respectively.      In the 1910 census Alex is living with his grandparents Samuel & Orelia.

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The pictures below are from the collection of Lilian Ziock Palmer:

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Taken on the front steps on the Meek home. Gussie Ziock is in front & believe the other two boys are Walter & Stanly.    Don't know who the women are.  One is possibly Mrs. Meek & the other may be Alvena Langbein.

 


 
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?Walter & Stanley Meek? & Gussie Ziock

 

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?Walter Meek?, Lillie Ziock, ?Stanley Meek?, Gussie Ziock

 

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Believe picture may have been taken at Horrocks residence on Gravois Rd.  My father told me once that when he was a child he used to roller skate down Gravois Rd. when it was just one lane.

 

Frances Meek died in June 1957.   Tombstone picture submitted by:
Larry Meek

 

I (Esther M. Ziock Carroll) was acquainted with my cousin Marylin Meek Guenther when I was growing up.  She lived in Grover, St. Louis Co., Mo.  She later remarried to a Mr. Connely & last I heard from her she was living in St. James, Mo. (I think).   I went to high school with her son Dwight Guenther.  He served in the Viet Nam war.  The last I heard he was a Deputy Sheriff somewhere in Iowa.

One time my parents & I were over at Marylin's house in Grover to see the new horse they had gotten.  They let me ride it bareback with just a halter to guide him with.  I rode the horse across the yard to the edge of the road & turned around to come back.  The horse then bolted & ran back to where everyone was standing & watching.  When he got almost there he made an abrupt stop & in so doing sent me flying through the air!  Marylin's husband was able to catch me in his arms before I hit the ground. I don't think I was even a teenager yet when this happened - can't remember for sure anymore.

I also worked at the Community Press newspaper at the same time that Marylin & her husband had a delivery route for the paper & would see her occasionally when she came into the office.   This was around 1967.  Later they had a dairy route.

I also went to school with another cousin, Cherlyn Meek (at one time she worked as an airline stewardess).  If I remember right her father was George Meek who owned the Tri-County Motorcycle sales.  I never met him but spoke to him on the phone once.


Terry Meek says that the Meeks had a farm somewhere in the vicinity of House Springs.  Thanks to Terry Meek of Texas for some of the information on George Meek.

 

Hi Esther,

I was googling my great grandfathers name George Oliver Meek Sr. and found your website.  My name is Christopher Meek, my grandfather was George Oliver Meek Jr,  the son of Sr., my mom is one of George Jr's. daughters, Kathleen Meek. 

I assume that we are related, and was wanting to know if you have any info on George Sr. or any Meek family info?  I see their is a picture at the bottom of the webpage of Stanley and Walter, George Sr.'s brothers.  Did Sr. work on this farm too?

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you,

 

Thanks to Larry Meek of Lake St. Louis for providing corrections & additional information to this page.