Wiley Festus West

14 October 1902–22 October 1954 (Age 52)
Benson, Johnston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Wiley Festus

When Wiley Festus West was born on 14 October 1902, in Benson, Johnston, North Carolina, United States, his father, Noel Washington West, was 45 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Surles, was 41. He lived in Banner Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 22 October 1954, at the age of 52, and was buried in Banner Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noel Washington West
1857–1927
Mary Elizabeth Surles
1861–1919
Junius Vaden West
1880–1957
Lonnie E West
1881–1908
Ella Surles West
1883–1883
Callie Vessie West
1886–1964
Lucy West
1889–1974
Millie Hawkins West
1892–1923
John Leon West
1894–1975
Charlie Franklin West
1898–1979
Lettie Elizabeth West
1901–1901
Wiley Festus West
1902–1954

Parents and Siblings

    Noel Washington West

    Male1857–1927Male

    Mary Elizabeth Surles

    Female1861–1919Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904

Age 2

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

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)

  • Willey West in household of Nail West, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wiley Festus West, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
  • Wiley Festus West, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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