Joseph West LeaMaster

about 1846–
Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph West

When Joseph West LeaMaster was born about 1846, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Richard Leamaster, was 50 and his mother, Nancy Hamlet, was 41. He lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860.

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Richard Leamaster
Nancy Hamlet
Emily Pate Leemaster
Joseph West LeaMaster
Nancy Melissa Leamaster
Jonathan Leamaster
John Leemaster

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World Events (8)

Age 0
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
Age 8
A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire
Age 37
A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Lemaistre, itself a variant of Lemaître ‘the master’ (see Lemaitre ). Compare Lamaster and Lemasters .History: This surname is listed (in the form Le Master) along with its original form Le Maître in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Joseph W Muster in household of Artemas Millet, "United States Census, 1850"

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