Joseph Rishforth West

29 April 1853–5 August 1922 (Age 69)
Russellville, Brown, Ohio, United States

The Life of Joseph Rishforth

When Joseph Rishforth West was born on 29 April 1853, in Russellville, Brown, Ohio, United States, his father, Alexander C. West, was 24 and his mother, Mary Rishforth, was 24. He married Caroline Hatfield on 15 March 1877, in Russellville, Brown, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Eagle Township, Brown, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Colorado, United States in 1920. He died on 5 August 1922, in Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne, Colorado, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne, Colorado, United States.

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Joseph Rishforth West
Caroline Hatfield
Marriage: 15 March 1877
Edith Edna West
Jesse Ayalette West
Flora Dell West
Edith Edna West

Spouse and Children

15 March 1877
Russellville, Brown, Ohio, United States


    Edith Edna West




    Edith Edna West


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Rishforth




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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 7

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Joseph B West in household of Alexander West, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph West in household of Alexander West, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph R West, "United States Census, 1920"

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