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
1864–1929
Rosa May West
1870–1956
Marriage: 11 May 1889
Zola May Hoffman
1889–1968
Earl Charles Hoffman
1891–1954
Marion Ray Hoffman
1894–1963
Jacob Sherman Hoffman
1895–1969
Catherine Hazel Hoffman
1897–1973
Orville John Hoffman
1901–1964
George Marcus Hoffman
1904–1989
Ora Hoffman
1906–1906
Ova Dee Hoffman
1906–1991

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Sherman Hoffman

    Male1864–1929Male

    Female1870–1956Female

MARRIAGE
11 May 1889
Vigo, Indiana, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Marcus Lafayette West

    Male1827–1915Male

    Mariah Ann Carpenter

    Female1829–1905Female

siblings

(32)

    Elizabeth E West

    Female1849–Female

    James Marcus West

    Male1850–Male

    Lucinda Mariah West

    Female1851–Female

    Edward E West

    Male1852–1854Male

    Jeanette Belle West

    Female1852–Female

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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