William, son of George and Minerva (Fleetwood) Meeks, was born March 5, 1880 in Sequoyah District, educated in Cherokee public schools and Male Seminary.

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Married September 11, 1905 Goldie May Perry.

They are the parents of Sylvia Pauline, born September 7, 1906; Mary Louise, born June 3, 1909; Della Ruth, born September 19, 1912 and Wyllie Burtis, born June 1, 1919.

William Meeks was left an orphan while a small child and through adverse circumstances has struggled to a competence and the respect of his community. A Methodist in church affiliation he has ascended in masonry to the Thirty second degree and Shriner. He Served in Company K, First Infantry for two and a half years in the Philippines during the Spanish-American war and was very active in World War work. His brother Lewis Samuel was a member of the Thirteenth Marines in the World War.