Betty M West

29 February 1932–13 March 2008 (Age 76)
Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Betty M

When Betty M West was born on 29 February 1932, in Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Grady West, was 43 and her mother, Blonnie Maybell Thrailkill, was 32. She had at least 2 daughters with Cecil Kenneth Sawyer. She lived in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States for about 4 years and Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia, United States in 2008. She died on 13 March 2008, in Richmond, Georgia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown, Columbia, Georgia, United States.

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Cecil Kenneth Sawyer
Betty M West
Virginia Lee Sawyer
Shirley Sawyer Lonergan

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 3
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island
Age 10
Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins
Age 23
The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Betty West in household of Grady West, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Betty Sawyer in entry for Mr William Andrew West, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Mrs Betty West Sawyer in entry for Cecil Kenneth Or Ken Sawyer, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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