Grace Viola West

Brief Life History of Grace Viola

When Grace Viola West was born on 4 May 1891, in Reading Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States, her father, William Henry West, was 24 and her mother, Georgia Anna Kincaid, was 24. She married Theodore Colby on 30 August 1911, in Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cooper Township, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 21 June 1962, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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Theodore Colby
Grace Viola West
Marriage: 30 August 1911
Dorothea Ruth Colby

Sources (12)

  • Grace Hulduson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Viola West, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Grace V West, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


"Fort Dodge is locally referred to as ""Little Chicago"" because architects modeled downtown buildings to resemble Chicago in the mid 1900s."

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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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