Chauncey Walker West

6 February 1827–6 January 1870 (Age 42)
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Chauncey Walker

When Chauncey Walker West was born on 6 February 1827, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Alva West, was 31 and his mother, Sally Ann Benedict, was 26. He married Mary Hoagland on 1 May 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 6 January 1870, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chauncey Walker West
1827–1870
Sarah Elizabeth Covington
1835–1914
Marriage: 5 August 1855
Anne Mary West
1850–1925
Edith West
1861–
Ellen Maria West
1856–1922
Sarah Elizabeth West
1858–1859
Mary Ann Adelia West
1859–1886
Charles Covington West
1862–1939
Victoria West
1864–1865
Lucretia West
1866–1922
Clara West
1867–1963
Mary Priscilla West
1870–1893

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 August 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 3
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 12
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Western
    Sylvester
    Westman

    Story Highlight

    Missionary Moments, The Long Way Home

    (The following article was printed in the “Missionary Moments” section of the Church News in the last part of the twentieth century.) The voyage from Canton, China, to Hong Kong was relatively plea …

    Sources (82)

    • Chauncey West in entry for Brigham E West, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Chancey West, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Chancy West in entry for Ray West and Aurora Bray, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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