Ethel Clark West

4 December 1891–19 February 1974 (Age 82)
Campbell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ethel Clark

When Ethel Clark West was born on 4 December 1891, in Campbell, Virginia, United States, her father, Wyatt Penn West, was 37 and her mother, Anne Eliza Wingfield, was 36. She married William Clarence Kessler on 3 January 1911, in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Buchanan, Botetourt, Virginia, United States for about 15 years and Buchanan Magisterial District, Botetourt, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 19 February 1974, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Copps Cemetery, Buchanan, Botetourt, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clarence Kessler
Ethel Clark West
Marriage: 3 January 1911
Clarence West Kessler

Spouse and Children

3 January 1911
Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Anne Eliza Wingfield




    Lillian P. West




    Mary Virginia West



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Ethel E West in household of Penn W West, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethel Kessler in household of William Kessler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel C Kessler in household of William C Kessler, "United States Census, 1940"

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