Meta Westedt

Brief Life History of Meta

When Meta Westedt was born on 17 December 1896, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, her father, Frank Henry Westedt, was 41 and her mother, Clara Pankow, was 34. She married James Westerman on 26 April 1924, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. She lived in United States in 1949 and Norton Shores, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1986. She died in August 1986, in Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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James Westerman
Meta Westedt
Marriage: 26 April 1924

Sources (12)

  • Meta Westerman, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Meta Westedt, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Meta Westedt, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

and Danish: pet form of Margareta . It was very popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but is now perceived as old-fashioned.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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