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Male, born 03/1838, died 1906

Associated with the firms network

Polk and Polk, Architects; Polk, W.W. and Sons, Architects

Professional History

Partner, Polk and Polk, Architects, San Francisco, CA.

While living in Lexington, KY, in 1870, Willis W. Polk worked as an architect;


In 1850, the family lived in Scott, KY, Census District #1; in 1870, Willis Webb Polk, his wife, Euda J. Polk, lived in Ward #2 of Lexington, KY with their sons, Willis J. and Daniel Polk; in addition, three children with the surname, Birch, lived with the family, their names being Eugene B. (born c. 1856), Benjamin (born c. 1858), and Susan Birch (born c. 1863); the family had a domestic servant living in house, Mary Sheehan, (born c. 1849), and two seamstresses that may have been renters, Nora McQuinn (born c. 1849) and Joann Welsh (born c. 1850); the value of Willis Webb Polk's house was $1,800 in 1870; his wife, too, had real estate worth $3,000, and each of the three Birch children also owned real estate worth $2,000 apiece. (See Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Lexington Ward 2, Fayette, Kentucky; Roll: M593_460; Page: 205; Image: 415. Source: 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.) In 1900, Willis, Euda, Daniel and Daisy Polk lived at 2121 Buchanan Street in San Francisco, CA;

His father was Daniel Polk, (born c. 1805) a carpenter; his mother, S.A. Polk, (born c. 1811); according to the 1850 US Census, Daniel Polk had 10 children: David T. Polk (born c. 1831), Rhoda N. Polk (born c. 1833), Thomas Polk (born c. 1834), Sarah J Polk (born c. 1835), Lardias Polk (born c. 1840), Mary Polk (born c. 1842), Margaret Polk (born c. 1844), Inez Polk (born c. 1846), James K. Polk (born 03/1850 in KY); in 1850, his brother, David, was also working as a carpenter. (See: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 1, Scott, Kentucky; Roll: M432_218; Page: 410; Image: 282; Source: 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA)

A Willis Polk, a carpenter, was married to Parthena Polk in 1860; at that time, they had a 9-month-old daughter, Sarah Ann; the family lived in Green Township, MO; (See Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Green, Platte, Missouri; Roll: M653_640; Page: 0; Image: 284. Source: 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.)Willis Webb Polk married Euda J. Polk, (born 04/1836) around 1865;

Willis Webb and Euda J. Polk had three children: Willis Jefferson, (born in 10/03/1867 in KY) who later became a noted architect in San Francico, CA, Daniel, (born 05/1869 in KY) who also worked for a time as an architect, and Daisy (born 04/1874 in MO); according to the 1900 US Census, Euda J. Polk had had seven children, four of whom had died;

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