Alonzo John West

about 1871–
Michigan, United States

The Life 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

11 April 1899
Deerfield, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


    Lawrence E West


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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 regional name for someone who had migrated from further west.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J A West, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John A West, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John A West, "United States Census, 1910"

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