Mary Ann West

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann West was born on 11 May 1860, in Islington, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Henry John West, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Dangerfield, was 27. She died on 22 October 1863, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 3, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry John West
Eliza Dangerfield
Caroline Eliza West
Thomas Charles West
Ann Lydia West
Jabez William West
Mary Ann West
Eliza Alice West
Mary Rebecca West
Charles Jesse West
John Henry West
Fannie Elizabeth West
William Joseph West

Sources (4)

  • Mary A Y West in household of Eliza West, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Mary Ann Young West, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • 1861 England Census

World Events (2)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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Mary Ann Young West Biography

Little Mary Ann Young West didn’t live long. The three and a half years she lived were long enough to allow Heavenly Father to ‘manifest His works through her.’ Mary Ann was born 11 May 1860 in Isl …

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