William Jacob West

12 July 1866–6 August 1941 (Age 75)
Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Jacob

When William Jacob West was born on 12 July 1866, in Jackson, Michigan, United States, his father, William Jacob West, was 28 and his mother, Martha J Ferris, was 22. He married Jessie Ethelene Northrup on 24 December 1894, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Summit Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died on 6 August 1941, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

William Jacob West
1866–1941
Jessie Ethelene Northrup
1874–1964
Marriage: 24 December 1894
Lelah West
1898–1910
Eulah West
1899–
Ruby Ethelene West
1901–
Georgia West
1904–
Donna May WEST
1908–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1894
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States
children

(5)

    Lelah West

    Female1898–1910Female

    Eulah West

    Male1899–Male

    Ruby Ethelene West

    Female1901–Female

    Georgia West

    Female1904–Female

    Donna May WEST

    Female1908–Female

Parents and Siblings

    William Jacob West

    Male1838–1912Male

    Martha J Ferris

    Female1844–1894Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1866–1941Male

    Henry Wilson WEST

    Male1867–1942Male

    Martha West

    Female1868–1870Female

    Martha C West

    Female1870–1919Female

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 13

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.
1886

Age 20

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jacob West in household of Jacob West, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob West, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jacob West in household of Jacob West, "United States Census, 1880"

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