Alonzo John West

about 1871–
Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Alonzo John

When Alonzo John West was born about 1871, in Michigan, United States, his father, Wilbur West, was 44 and his mother, Comfort Caroline Wells, was 41. He married Ella Wynn Morey on 11 April 1899, in Deerfield, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Raisin Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States for about 30 years and Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1920.

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Alonzo John West
Ella Wynn Morey
Marriage: 11 April 1899
Lawrence E West

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1899Deerfield, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
    Age 8
    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 31
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western 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 (9)

    • J A West, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John A. West, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • John A West, "United States Census, 1920"

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