William Moroni West

9 February 1842–3 February 1874 (Age 31)
Wadesboro, Calloway, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of William Moroni

When William Moroni West was born on 9 February 1842, in Wadesboro, Calloway, Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Walker West, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Cooper, was 37. He married Tryphena Jane Hobbs on 27 May 1868. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 3 February 1874, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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William Moroni West
Tryphena Jane Hobbs
Marriage: 27 May 1868
Annie Tryphena West
Margaret Alice West
William Moroni West Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1868
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 15
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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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    William Moroni West

    William Moroni West was born the 9th of February 1842. He was a child in arms, five months old, when the family left Kentucky for Nauvoo, Illinois. He was too young to have many vivid recollections …

    Sources (32)

    • Wm M West in household of Saml West, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William West in entry for Tryphenia Annie West, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • William West in household of Samuel West, "United States Census, 1850"

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