Martha West

Arkansas, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha West was born in 1856, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Francis Marion West, was 29 and her mother, Susan Virginia Wisdom, was 26. She lived in Six Mile Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Six Mile Township, Logan, Arkansas, United States in 1880.

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Francis Marion West
Susan Virginia Wisdom
Isaiah Wilson West
Sarah West
Martha West
Mary West
Susan West
Joseph R Clark

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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 15

Historical Boundaries - 1871: *Sarber, Arkansas, United States; 1875: Logan, Arkansas, United States. *Renamed Logan in 1875
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 32

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

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 (2)

  • Martha E West in household of Susan Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha West in household of F M West, "United States Census, 1860"

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