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Name: Weeks family.
Historical Note: The Weeks family of New Iberia, Louisiana owned land on Grand Côte Island (now called Weeks Island), obtained by David Weeks (circa 1786-1834) as a grant from the Spanish Government. Families related to the Weeks family included the Thruston, Glassell, Palfrey, Gorham, Magill, Conrad, Hall, Collins, and Swayze families. William Glassell Weeks (1864-1958) graduated from Roanoke College, Virginia, and Tulane Law School (1888). He practiced law with his brother, Edward T. Weeks. He was a member of the Building and Loan Association, president of the Homestead League, a Mason, and a Rotarian. He was also a Louisiana pecan grower and owned land developed for oil. His youngest daughter, Lilly Brupbacher Weeks, married Lee Davidson McLean and moved to the New Orleans area, where Lee McLean practiced medicine. David Weeks was a wealthy sugar planter with seven plantations centered around New Iberia, including one on Weeks Island, and one called Town Farm in New Teche. The last owner of Shadows-on-the-Teche was William Weeks Hall (1894-1958), an accomplished artist who had many acquaintances, including musicians and movies stars.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 198
Note Author: LAC Group