Retta M West

14 July 1893–20 April 1979 (Age 85)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Retta M

When Retta M West was born on 14 July 1893, in Illinois, United States, her father, Elijah Hamilton Hamp West, was 23 and her mother, Sarah E. Wheeler, was 20. She died on 20 April 1979, at the age of 85.

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Walter Clay Hunter
1894–1962
Retta M West
1893–1979

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America
Age 17
When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 23
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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.

Possible Related Names

Vest
Western
Westman

Sources (1)

  • Retta West Hunter in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

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