Thomas Poindexter West

19 February 1874–6 November 1949 (Age 75)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Poindexter

When Thomas Poindexter West was born on 19 February 1874, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Scott West, was 32 and his mother, Sallie Ragland Poindexter, was 28. He married Sallie Carroll Ford on 1 November 1905, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Otter District, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Bedford, Bedford, Bedford, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 November 1949, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bedford, Bedford, Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Thomas Poindexter West
Sallie Carroll Ford
Marriage: 1 November 1905
Dorothy Spottswood West
Virginia Burton West

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1905Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 1
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument
    Age 20
    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

    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 (20)

    • Thos P Wise in entry for Dorothy Spotswood Wise, "Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913"
    • Thomas P West, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Thomas P West in entry for Robert Hagan Patterson and Dorothy West Hutcheson, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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