Mary Wilma West

23 April 1900–11 October 1992 (Age 92)
Rock Creek, Gilliam, Oregon, United States

The Life of Mary Wilma

When Mary Wilma West was born on 23 April 1900, in Rock Creek, Gilliam, Oregon, United States, her father, Vevest Peter Westh, was 59 and her mother, Mary Lane Mulkey, was 40. She married Ernest Alex Stephens on 15 January 1921, in Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Arlington, Gilliam, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Irrigon Election Precinct, Morrow, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 11 October 1992, in Umatilla, Umatilla, Oregon, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Irrigon, Morrow, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Alex Stephens
Mary Wilma West
Marriage: 15 January 1921
June Nadine Stephens
Jeanne Mae Stephens
Curtiss W. Stephens
Clarke L Stephens

Spouse and Children

15 January 1921
Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Vevest Peter Westh


    Mary Lane Mulkey




+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 11

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Mary Stephens in household of Earnest A Stephens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary W West in household of William P West, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary W Stephens in household of Ernest A Stephens, "United States Census, 1930"

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