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Charles Allen Weeks

November 15, 1937 July 15, 2022
Charles Allen Weeks
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Obituary for Charles Allen Weeks

Charles Allen Weeks, Ph.D., age 84, died unexpectedly at home Friday,
July 15. Born in Highland Park, MI, Dr. Weeks was the only child of Charles
and Harriette Weeks. Although reared on a farm and ever a friend of
agriculture and lover of nature, early on he showed signs of a strong
scholarly bent, going on to earn an A.B. at Dartmouth College, an A.M. at
the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. at Indiana University. Foregoing a
career in the foreign service, he chose to devote himself to the dual track
of teaching and scholarly endeavor. Although having taught at the college
and university level, somewhat surprisingly for a man of his erudition, he
found his real calling in secondary education. In this regard he taught at a
number of distinguished independent schools around the country before
moving to Jackson and making a long and productive commitment to St.
Andrew’s Episcopal School. During his years of service (1979-1997) he
pioneered the school’s distinctive humanities program, served as head of
the history department, twice won the Mississippi Economic Council’s Star
Teacher Award, and mentored a host of promising students. In the
scholarly arena, Dr. Weeks, who was fluent in Spanish, made his mark as
an acknowledged expert in Latin American history and the early colonial
period of the mid-South region. Recipient of an independent study
fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, he authored
numerous scholarly monographs and contributed to various document
collections (often the fruit of pleasant hours spent at the Mississippi
Department of Archives and History). In addition, he produced several
well-received books, among which were The Juárez Myth in Mexico, Paths
to a Middle Ground, and most recently (with Christopher Pinnen)
Mississippi: A Borrowed Land. Beyond his professional life, Dr. Weeks was
a man of many parts. An accomplished flutist, he greatly enjoyed both art
and music. Indeed, one of his joys was faithful attendance at concerts of

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St. Andrews Cathedral Columbarium Final Resting Place

305 E Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201

305 E Capitol Street Jackson 39201 MS
United States
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