Morris Tober West

7 March 1898–21 July 1995 (Age 97)
Union Hill, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Morris Tober

When Morris Tober West was born on 7 March 1898, in Union Hill, Morris, New Jersey, United States, his father, Peter Johann Westergren, was 32 and his mother, Gertrude Elina Olausdotter, was 26. He married Marjorie Eva Barber on 19 December 1918, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1920 and East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 65 years. He died on 21 July 1995, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Morris Tober West
Marjorie Eva Barber
Marriage: 19 December 1918
Marjorie Elizabeth West
Robert West

Spouse and Children

19 December 1918
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 2

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 28

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

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 (3)

  • Moritz West in household of Lena O West, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Maurice West, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Morris F West, "United States Census, 1930"

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