Henry West

Brief Life History of Henry

Henry West was born on 4 May 1857, in Norfolk Island, Australia. He married Phoebe Annabella Adams on 14 December 1904. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 22 July 1926, at the age of 69.

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Henry West
1857–1926
Phoebe Annabella Adams
1857–1926
Marriage: 14 December 1904
George Arthur West

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    World Events (8)

    1867

    End of transportation to Western Australia.

    1870

    British troops withdraw from Australia.

    1877

    Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.

    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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