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
Mary Elizabeth Surles
Junius Vaden West
Lonnie E West
Ella Surles West
Callie Vessie West
Lucy West
Millie Hawkins West
John Leon West
Charlie Franklin West
Lettie Elizabeth West
Wiley Festus West

Parents and Siblings

    Noel Washington West


    Mary Elizabeth Surles




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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.

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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