Lela Maude West

Female8 September 1898–1 October 1945

Brief Life History of Lela Maude

When Lela Maude West was born on 8 September 1898, in Johnson, Missouri, United States, her father, James Samuel West, was 33 and her mother, Ida Belle Blevins, was 31. She lived in Bogard Township, Henry, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Kaw Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 5 years. She died on 1 October 1945, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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James Samuel West
Ida Belle Blevins
Floyd West
Cleo West
Flaudie Marie West
Lela Maude West
Leoto Belle West
Genevieve West
Neil Maxwell West

Sources (8)

  • Leila M West in household of Ida B West, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lela Maude West, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Miss Lela Maude West, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 2

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 14

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

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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