William Hansberry West

15 March 1846–25 April 1897 (Age 51)
Round Mountain, Cherokee, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of William Hansberry

When William Hansberry West was born on 15 March 1846, in Round Mountain, Cherokee, Alabama, United States, his father, John Campbell West, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Rentfro, was 34. He married Martha Jane Crouch in June 1874, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died on 25 April 1897, in Centre, Cherokee, Alabama, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Centre, Cherokee, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hansberry West
Martha Jane Crouch
Marriage: June 1874
Ella Mae West
Morgan West
about 1889–about 1891
Lydia Ann West
Carrie I West
Birdie West
Robert Crouch West
Susie Robenia West
Benjamin William West

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    June 1874Cherokee, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
    Age 3
    The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Cherokee, Alabama, United States
    1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union
    Age 15
    Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a habitational name for someone who had migrated from further west.Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester ) + the surname suffix -nen.History: This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Wm West in household of John C West, "United States Census, 1850"
    • 1897 West, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"
    • W. H. West in entry for Martha J West, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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