Alexander Miller West

20 March 1847–19 November 1934 (Age 87)
Franklin, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander Miller

When Alexander Miller West was born on 20 March 1847, in Franklin, Indiana, United States, his father, James Lytle West, was 31 and his mother, Susanna West, was 30. He married Mary Hoskins on 15 September 1865, in Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Carlisle, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1910. He died on 19 November 1934, in Altoona, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87.

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Alexander Miller West
Mary Hoskins
Marriage: 15 September 1865
Anna Ogden West
Alexander Miller West
D West
Mary Ann West
Sadie L West
Ole Otis West
Susanna Jane West
Alexander West

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  • Marriage
    15 September 1865Polk, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Polk, Iowa, United States 1853: Warren, Iowa, United States
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 4
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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 habitational name for someone who had migrated from further west.Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester ) + the surname suffix -nen.History: This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Alex M West, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Alexander West in entry for D West and Matilda Layal, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Alex West, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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