John Joseph Westman

Male14 October 1900–23 May 1944

Brief Life History of John Joseph

John Joseph Westman was born on 14 October 1900, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Thomas Westman and Kate Westman. He had at least 2 sons with Mathilda Helen Fisher. He died on 23 May 1944, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Joseph Westman
Mathilda Helen Fisher
Richard John Westman
James Edward Westman

Sources (4)

  • John Westman in household of Katherine M Keating, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Registration of births in the city of Allegheny, 1878-1907 and index 1882-1907
  • John Westman, "United States Census, 1940"

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Children (2)

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 5

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 12

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Birgit, Erik, Hilmer, Nels.

Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from (an altered form of) the elements väst ‘west’ + -man. It is also found in Finland.

Americanized form of German Westmann: variant of West , with the addition of Middle High German man ‘man’.

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

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