Charles Winston WEST Jesse Simpson WEST Lavada Mae WEST Homer WEST Gentry WEST Opal L WEST J C WEST Robert Oregon KNOWLTON James Robert KNOWLTON Joann KNOWLTON Joyce KNOWLTON Living KNOWLTON Lyle Richard DICKSON Clarence Aubrey WEST Josie Lee WEST Margaret Ann NIKIRK Mini tree diagram
Emma Harriet WEST

Emma Harriet WEST8,9,3,1,2,4,5,6,7,10

15th Nov 19151,2,3,4,5,6 - 8th Aug 20095,6,7

Life History

15th Nov 1915

Born in Alvord, Wise, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6

28th Apr 1934

Married Robert Oregon KNOWLTON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.8

22nd May 1971

Death of Robert Oregon KNOWLTON in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,12

after Nov 1977

Married Lyle Richard DICKSON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.14

15th Aug 1994

Death of Lyle Richard DICKSON in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.6,10,13

8th Aug 2009

Died in Water Valley, Yalobusha, Mississippi.5,6,7

about 10th Aug 2009

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.5,6


Birth of daughter Joyce KNOWLTON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.11


Birth of daughter Joann KNOWLTON in Arkansas County, Arkansas


Birth of son James Robert KNOWLTON in Arkansas County, Arkansas

Other facts


Birth of daughter Living KNOWLTON


Divorced from Lyle Richard DICKSON


  • 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 14 February, Prairie Township, District 15, page 9A, Hse/ Fam #176
    West, Charley Head M W 46 AR AR AR
    West, Margaret Wife F W 39 IN IN IN
    West, Emma Daughter F W 4 TX AR IN

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 April, Prairie Township, District 7, page 3A, Hse #48, Fam #49
    West, Charles W  Head M W 54 AR NC TN Farmer [b abt 1876]
    West, Maggie Wife F W 49 IN IN IN
    West, Emma  Dau F W 14 TX AR AR

    In 1934, Emmie married Oregon Knowlton, Jr.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 April, Ethel, District 1-26, page 10A, Oak Flat School and Church Rd, Hse #152, Rents $500
    Knowlton, Oregon head M W 28 Grade 8 b Arkans as same place in 1935 Farmer
    Knowlton, Emmie Wife F W 52 Grade 8 b Texas same place in 1935 Housekeeper
    Scruggs, Ed Hired Hand M Neg 2 Single Grade 6 b Arkansas same place in 1935

    A genealogy provides the name of the town where Emmie was born.

    Emmie Harriet West
    Birth 1915 Nov 13 in Wise County, Texas
    Death 2009 Aug 10 in Arkansas County, Arkansas
    [This is the date of the obituary; date of death was 8 Aug 2009;  Death occurred in Water Valley, Mississippi, where she was living, after being married to a Dickson there.]
    Charles Winston West 1873 - 1945
    Maggie Ann Nikirk 1880 - 1973
    Spouse Robert Oregon Knowlton Jr 1907 - 1971
    --  Criswell-Robbins,

    After Oregon's death, Emmie married a Dickson.  Only outline details were available from an obituary index listing published 10 Aug 2009.  No full obituary has been found.  Emmie was living in Water Valley, Mississippi when she died.  This short obituary index entry also gives us the town of her birth, Alvord, in Wise County.  The county had been discovered in a lone genealogy only in March 2015, the day before this obituary listing was found.

    Obituary Daily Times
    Age 93
    Birth Alvord TX
    Death Water Valley MS
    Obituary published the day of her death in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, 2009-8-10
    --  RootsWeb Obituary Index,

    A two-line tribute on reports her date of death as 8 August 2009.  The date of death reported by the Criswell-Roberts genealogy above, thus, was the date of the obituary, not the datee of death.  But note, they got the birth date wrong.

    "Emmie was born on November 13, 1915 and passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2009.  Emmie was a resident of Water Valley, Mississippi."


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