Ted Eckert West Sr

Maleabout 1901–5 January 1956

Brief Life History of Ted Eckert

Ted Eckert West Sr was born about 1901, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States as the son of John West. He married Lois Margret Schaffert West Peterson in August 1929. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 5 January 1956, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Ted Eckert West Sr
about 1901–1956
Lois Margret Schaffert West Peterson
1913–1994
Marriage: August 1929
Ted Eckert West
1929–1944

Sources (10)

  • Ted E West, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ted E West - Government record: birth:
  • Ted Eckert West, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    August 1929
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    about 1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age NaN

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

    Age 4

    The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 15

    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 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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