Edgar Byrd West

19 October 1893–26 March 1978 (Age 84)
Solo, Texas, Missouri, United States

The Life of Edgar Byrd

When Edgar Byrd West was born on 19 October 1893, in Solo, Texas, Missouri, United States, his father, Abraham Melton West, was 21 and his mother, Ellen Byrd, was 20. He married Bertha May Parmenter on 11 July 1917. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clay Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Cass Township, Texas, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 26 March 1978, at the age of 84, and was buried in Solo, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Byrd West
Bertha May Parmenter
Marriage: 11 July 1917
Norman Claude West
Roy Van West
Twila Elaine West
Earl Devon West

Spouse and Children


    Bertha May Parmenter


11 July 1917




    Twila Elaine West


    Earl Devon West


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.

Age 14

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Edgar B West, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ednger West, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edgar Byrd West, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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