John Brownlee West

1915–1996 (Age 81)
Jeannette, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Brownlee

John Brownlee West was born on 7 March 1915, in Jeannette, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Gertrude Elnora Gilbertson on 1 October 1936, in Maryland, United States. He died on 21 March 1996, in Cape Saint Claire, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, at the age of 81.

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John Brownlee West
Gertrude Elnora Gilbertson
Marriage: 1 October 1936

Spouse and Children

1 October 1936
Maryland, United States

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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  • John Brownlee West in entry for Edward Murray Beardsley and Gretchen West Reich, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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