Lillie Mae Weis

b. 7 February 1882, d. 10 April 1959
  • Lillie Mae Weis was born on 7 February 1882 in East Dubuque, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.
  • At about the times of their marriages, surname of some of the children of Charles and Amy Weaver Weis began to be recorded as "Wise."
  • She married William Burton Hoke on 26 June 1906 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, by license issued the 25th, with G. L. Morrill officiating.
  • William Burton Hoke registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 while living with his wife Mae at 5129 Coefax Avenue in Minneapolis, and employed there as a foreman by the Minneapolis Tribune Company at 57/59 Fourch Street South.
  • The following appeared on 23 September 1924 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: At 7:30 this morning, J. L. Weiler died suddenly in the bath room at his home, 2111 West Fifth avenue. The deceased was 63 years of age in May last and had been a resident here for twenty-four years.
         The deceased was a native of Illinois and came from that state to Texas. For a number of years he engaged in the furniture business, but due to ill health he had not been regularly in business for some time.
         The deceased was a member of the First Methodist church, and was one of the most devoted and ardent workers in the Sunday school. He organized a men's Bible class in the First Methodist church, and when it became necessary for him to cease teaching the class, in his honor it was named the Weiler Bible class, and still bears his name. The class is now one of the largest Bible classes ever in a Corsicana Sunday school, and will continue to bear the name of the man who organized and who devoted many anxious hours in the labor of building and keeping the class foremost in the good work of the Sabbath school. The deceased was a good and true man in all the essentials of life, and his death, though not unexpected, is sorely regretted by the enrire community.
         Surviving the deceased is his wife and three children. The children are George Weiler of Iowa, Harold Weiler of Wichita Falls, and Forrest Weiler of Dallas. Two step-daughters live in Nebraska and Minnesota, and a step-son in Montana. Funeral arrangements will not be announced until these are all heard from.
  • William Burton Hoke and Lillie Mae Weis appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 5129 Colfax. Other members of the household included Amy L. Weaver.
  • She officially witnessed the death of Amy L. Weaver on 9 March 1942.
  • The following appeared on 27 March 1945 in the Nevada State Journal: Joseph Warren Wise, a resident here for two years, and dealer at a Reno club, died yesterday at his home. He was 64 years old, and a native of Illinois. [:C:R]      Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Wise of Reno, a son, Howard Wise of Tacoma, Wash., and two sisters, May and Hope [sic] Wise, of Minneapolis.
         Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Ross-Burke Co.
  • Lillie Mae Weis died on 10 April 1959 at age 77.
  • William Burton Hoke became a widower at her death.
  • She was interred at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
  • Last Edited: 30 Oct 2014

Family: William Burton Hoke b. 3 May 1883, d. 6 May 1969