Benjamin Lafayette West

12 December 1911–8 February 1982 (Age 70)
Eldorado, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Benjamin Lafayette

When Benjamin Lafayette West was born on 12 December 1911, in Eldorado, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Grant West, was 42 and his mother, Nannie Eva Beach, was 34. He married Hazel L Farmer on 11 December 1980, in Hardeman, Texas, United States. He lived in Eldorado Township, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 8 February 1982, in Jackson, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Eldorado, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States.

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Benjamin Lafayette West
Hazel L Farmer
Marriage: 11 December 1980

Spouse and Children

11 December 1980
Hardeman, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Grant West





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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 6

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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 regional name for someone who had migrated from further west.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bennie L West in household of Nannie E West, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Benjamin West in household of Grant West, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bennie West in household of Grant West, "United States Census, 1930"

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