Rosa May West

1 May 1870–1956 (Age 85)
Cloverland, Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Rosa May

When Rosa May West was born on 1 May 1870, in Cloverland, Clay, Indiana, United States, her father, Marcus Lafayette West, was 43 and her mother, Mariah Ann Carpenter, was 41. She married Jacob Sherman Hoffman on 11 May 1889, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nevins Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1956, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Nevins Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Sherman Hoffman
Rosa May West
Marriage: 11 May 1889
Zola May Hoffman
Earl Charles Hoffman
Marion Ray Hoffman
Jacob Sherman Hoffman
Catherine Hazel Hoffman
Orville John Hoffman
George Marcus Hoffman
Ora Hoffman
Ova Dee Hoffman

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Sherman Hoffman



11 May 1889
Vigo, Indiana, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Marcus Lafayette West


    Mariah Ann Carpenter




    Elizabeth E West


    James Marcus West


    Lucinda Mariah West


    Edward E West


    Jeanette Belle West


+27 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • May Huffman in household of Jacob S Huffman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • May R Huffman in household of Jacob Huffman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rosa May West in household of Lafayette West, "United States Census, 1880"

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