Thomas Poindexter West

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

The Life of Thomas Poindexter

When Thomas Poindexter West was born on 19 February 1874, 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 Magisterial 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 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 West
Virginia Burton West

Spouse and Children

1 November 1905
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States


    Dorothy West


    Virginia Burton West


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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 regional name for someone who had migrated from further west.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas West, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas P West, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thos P West in household of Thos L West, "United States Census, 1880"

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