Mildred Ocia West

30 November 1914–9 August 2011 (Age 96)
Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, United States

The Life of Mildred Ocia

When Mildred Ocia West was born on 30 November 1914, in Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, United States, her father, Lorenzo Lyman West, was 28 and her mother, Elenora Weaver, was 23. She married James Walton Clinton on 23 November 1932. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Coos, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Mt. Hood Election Precinct, Hood River, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 9 August 2011, in Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Hood River, Hood River, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Walton Clinton
Mildred Ocia West
Marriage: 23 November 1932
Dean Ardell Clinton

Spouse and Children

    James Walton Clinton



23 November 1932


Parents and Siblings

    Lorenzo Lyman West





World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 3

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 regional name for someone who had migrated from further west.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Pies and other good things!

One of the main memories that comes to my mind when I think about my blessed grandma is her talent of making pies. It didn't matter the flavor, apple (my personal favorite) lemon meringue, peach, blac …

Sources (3)

  • Mildred Ocia Clinton in household of Nora Weaver West, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mildred West in household of Lornzo West, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mildred O West in household of Lorenzo West, "United States Census, 1920"

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