Clarence A WEST Mini tree diagram

Ruby CLARKSON1,2,3,4

3rd Dec 19221,2,3,4 - 22nd Jan 20091,3

Life History

3rd Dec 1922


8th Apr 1939

Married Clarence A WEST in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4

Jan 1994

Death of Clarence A WEST in Fisher, Poinsett, Arkansas.1

22nd Jan 2009

Died in Heber Springs, Cleburne, Arkansas.1,3


  • Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Clarence West
    Age 21, Birth Year: abt 1918
    Residence St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: Ruby Clarkston
    Spouse's Age: 18
    Spouse's Residence: Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 8 Apr 1939 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date: 8 Apr 1939

    After Clarence West's death, Ruby married again, to KennethKirkpatrick.  He is named as her husband in her obituary, a summary ofwhich is presented here.  Note that the maiden name is spelled asClarkston.  Later sources clarify that the family name is Clarkson.

    United States Obituary Collection
    Ruby Marie (Clarkson) West Kirkpatrick
    Gender: F (Female)
    Age at Death 86
    Death 22 Jan 2009 Heber [Springs?]
    Obituary Date: 27 Jan 2009 Benton Courier, Benton, AR, USA
    Birth Date 3 Dec 1922
    Spouse's Name: Kenneth Kirkpatrick
    Parents' Names: Henry and Marie Clarkson
    Childrens' Names:
    Bonnie Adams of Pangburn; Clarence Ray West and wife Linda of Bauxiteand Carl West and wife Jonna of Benton; Patsy Ann Gatlin
    Siblings' Names:
    Carl Clarkson; Howard Clarkson and Troy Clarkson of Colt, GarlandClarkson of Wichita Falls, Texas and Jerry Clarkson of Germantown,Tenn

    The obituary (transcription) reports the place of death only as"Heber."  The original is no longer online.  The Social Security DeathIndex confirms this means Heber Springs, Arkansas.

    Social Security Death Index
    Ruby Kirkpatrick
    Born 3 Dec 1922
    Died 22 Jan 2009
    Last Residence Heber Springs, Cleburne, Arkansas 72543
    SSN issued Arkansas (Before 1951)


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