Charles Henry John West

12 January 1833–12 October 1906 (Age 73)
City of London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles Henry John

When Charles Henry John West was born on 12 January 1833, in City of London, England, United Kingdom, his father, John West, was 33 and his mother, Lydia Johnson, was 29. He married Eliza Dangerfield on 25 December 1850, in Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Sutterby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and High Toynton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as farmer in State Center, Marshall, Iowa, United States. He died on 12 October 1906, in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Charles Henry John West
Eliza Dangerfield
Marriage: 25 December 1850
Caroline Eliza West
Thomas Charles West
Ann Lydia West
Jabez William West
Mary Ann Young West
Eliza Alice West
Mary Rebecca West
Charles Jesse West
John Henry West
Fannie Elizabeth West
William Joseph West

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  • Marriage
    25 December 1850Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 15
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 21
    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.

    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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    Ann Lydia West NeVille - Autobiography

    I was born May 1st, 1856 in London, England. My father was born in Old Street, St. Luke, Milese Co., England on the 12th of January, 1833 and. was the son of John and Lydia Johnson West. My mother was …

    Sources (86)

    • Charles West, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • Charles Henry West in entry for William Joseph West and Dorothy Adlin Smith, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Charles H. J. Larabee in entry for Caroline Larabee, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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