Arthur M Westby

Brief Life History of Arthur M

Arthur M Westby was born in 1887, in Minnesota, United States. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Lena Peterson. He lived in Roberts, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Hart Township, Roberts, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years.

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Arthur M Westby
Lena Peterson
Roy Milfred Westby
Ruby Thelma Westby
Howard Curtis Westby

Sources (7)

  • Authur M Westby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur Westby in entry for Howard C Westby, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Arthur M Westby, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Selmer, Alf, Erik, Eyvind, Knut, Mauritz, Orvald, Thor.

English: habitational name from any of various places called Westby, for example in Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire, all named with Old Norse vestr ‘west, western’ + ‘farmstead, village’.

Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty or more farmsteads, mainly in southeastern Norway, named in Old Norse as Vestbýr, a compound Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’. Compare 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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