Andrew Simpson WEST Myrtle WEST George Simpson WEST Lavada WEST Charles L WEST Bernard R WEST Leo W WEST Hazel Bell WEST Pearl C SCRUGGS Sallie WEST Teate WEST Annie L WATSON Mini tree diagram

Frank S WEST2,3,4,5,6,1

1st Sep 18882,3,4,5,6,1 - 1st Sep 19381

Life History

1st Sep 1888

Born in Arkansas.2,3,4,5,6,1

24th Dec 1911

Married Pearl C SCRUGGS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,5

about 1913

Birth of son Charles L WEST in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7,2,6

3rd May 1916

Birth of son Bernard R WEST in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,6

31st Aug 1918

Birth of son Leo W WEST in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,6,7

22nd Jan 1920

Birth of daughter Hazel Bell WEST in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2

24th Jan 1922

Death of son Bernard R WEST.1

26th Jul 1935

Death of daughter Hazel Bell WEST.1

1st Sep 1938

Died in Arkansas.1

after 1st Sep 1938

Buried in White River Chute Cemetery, St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.1


  • 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 21A, Hse #363, Fam #371
    West, Simp Head  W M Dec 1845 54 Married 30 years NC NC NC Farmer Owns
    West, Annie L Wife W F  Oct 1852 47 Married 30 years 6 children/6living KY KY TN
    West, Frank Son W M Sep 1888 11 AR NC KY Farm Laborer

    In 1910, we find Frank enumerated at age 21 as a boarder in thehousehold of William M Scruggs.  It may be he is working on the farm,even though he is listed as a boarder rather than an employee.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 27 April, PrairieTownship, District 12, p 4B, Hse/Fam #69
    Scruggs, W M Head 37 Married 20 years AR TN TN Farmer Owns
    Scruggs, Kate Wife 37 Married 20 years 8 children/4 living AR MS SC
    Scruggs, Pearl Dau 17 AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Scruggs, Carry Dau 13 AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Scruggs, Annie Dau 9 AR AR AR
    Scruggs, Gadys [sic]  Dau 1yr4mos AR AR AR [b abt Dec 1908]
    West, Frank Boarder M W 21 Single AR AR TN Laborer

    In 1911, Frank married William's daughter Pearl.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Pearle Scruggs
    Age 19 Birth Year abt 1892
    Residence: Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: Frank West
    Spouse's Age: 23
    Spouse's Residence: St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 24 Dec 1911 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date: 23 Dec 1911

    They are enumerated in the same area in 1920.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 February, PrairieTownship, District 15, page 5B, Hse/Fam #45
    West, Frank Head Owns M W  30 AR AR AR Farmer [b abt 1889]
    West, Pearl Wife F W  27 AR AR AR [b abt 1892]
    West, Charley Son M W  6 AR AR AR [b abt 1913]
    West, Bernard Son M W  3 AR AR AR [b abt 1916]
    West, Leo Son M W  2 AR AR AR [b abt 1917]

    4 doors away is Asberry West, age 71, and his wife Susan. with theirchildren.  Asberry is Frank's uncle, the brother of Frank's fatherSimpson.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 April, PrairieTownship, District 24, page 2B, Hse #34, Fam #35
    West, Frank Head Owns M W  41 First married at age 23 AR NC TN CottonFarmer [b abt 1889]
    West, Pearl Wife F W  37 First married at age 19 AR AR AR [b abt 1893]
    West, Charles Son F W  17 AR AR AR [b abt 1913]
    West, Leo Son M W  12 AR AR AR [b abt March 1927]
    West, Hazel Dau F W 9 AR AR AR [b abt 1836]

    The transcription of this census interprets Pearl's ageas 27, which was her reported age in 1920!  The age was first writtenas 31 or 37, then marked through and corrected in small, squeezednumbers above it.  The horizontal line could be the top of theoriginal 7, or the bottom of the corrected 2 of 27!  The first digitof the new number is somewhat faded, but it might be seen as a 2.  Thesquiggly top part that is somewhat faded, however, could be a 3.  Atany rate the age of 37 matches her reported birth and ages in otherrecords.


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