Charles Henry West Sr

14 May 1846–24 April 1912 (Age 65)
Borrowash, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry West Sr was born on 14 May 1846, in Borrowash, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, David West, was 22 and his mother, Emily Amelia Hooley, was 20. He married Frederika Claudina Ahlefeldt Laurvigen on 17 April 1867, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 24 April 1912, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry West Sr
Frederika Claudina Ahlefeldt Laurvigen
Marriage: 17 April 1867
Charles Henry West Jr
Annie Amelia West
Henson J West
David Waldemar West
Lester Gay West
Minnie Fredrikka West
William West
Alroy Hooley West Sr
Mary Ellen West
Heber C West
Nellie Elmira West
Frank Ernest West
Archie C West Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1867Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 8
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Sources (34)

    • Charles West, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Charles West, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Charles H. West in entry for Lester Gay West, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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