Temperess Wharton

24 January 1882–1 July 1959 (Age 77)
Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Temperess

When Temperess Wharton was born on 24 January 1882, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, her father, Elijah Wharton, was 38 and her mother, Esther Delinda Stewart, was 30. She married Amos Shorthorn West on 2 October 1899, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 July 1959, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Amos Shorthorn West
Temperess Wharton
Marriage: 2 October 1899
Myrtle Ruth West
Delinda Elizabeth West
Mildred Nettie West

Spouse and Children

    Amos Shorthorn West



2 October 1899
Seattle, King, Washington, United States


    Myrtle Ruth West



    Mildred Nettie West



Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 1

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 21

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tūn.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Tempers Wharton, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Lempie Wharton in entry for Clarence W Rice and Mildred Natie West, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Tempie Wharton in entry for Clarence W Rice and Mildred Nettie West, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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