Letitia West

1867–1924 (Age 56)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Letitia

When Letitia West was born in April 1867, in Tennessee, United States, her father, John D West, was 32 and her mother, Katherine Eldridge, was 28. She married John Oliver Smith in 1883, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She died in 1924, in Algood, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Algood, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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John Oliver Smith
Letitia West
Marriage: 1883
Edna Smith
Althea Catherine Smith
Mary Alice Smith
John Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1883Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 1
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic
    Age 11
    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
    Age 19
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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)

    • Tisshie Smith in household of John O Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
    • ...hia West in entry for Edna Holliday, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
    • Letitia West Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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