Charles Benjamin West

Brief Life History of Charles Benjamin

When Charles Benjamin West was born on 4 January 1889, in Iowa, United States, his father, William Henry West, was 22 and his mother, Georgia Anna Kincaid, was 22. He lived in Center Township, Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Cooper Township, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 17 August 1942, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Elmhurst, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Benjamin West
1889–1942
Cora M La Sage
1889–1968

Sources (7)

  • Charley B West in household of William H West, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles B. West, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Charles B. West, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

1904

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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