Charles Winston WEST Jesse Simpson WEST Jesse Quitman CRISWELL William Henry CRISWELL Homer WEST Gentry WEST Opal L WEST J C WEST Emma Harriet WEST Clarence Aubrey WEST Josie Lee WEST Margaret Ann NIKIRK Mini tree diagram
Lavada Mae WEST

Lavada Mae WEST9,2,4,5,3,8,8,9

also known as Lavada M CRISWELL1

30th May 19021,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 12th Dec 19971,7,8

Life History

30th May 1902

Born in Big Sandy, Upshur, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

about 1920

Married Jesse Quitman CRISWELL.14,4

30th Aug 1921

Birth of son William Henry CRISWELL in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.5,10,4,11,9,12

16th Jun 1975

Death of Jesse Quitman CRISWELL in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.13,3,8

12th Dec 1997

Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,7,8

Residence at time of death was Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas

after 12th Dec 1997

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.8

Other facts


Social Security number 432-72-4048.1


SSN issued in Arkansas.1


  • 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, Lavada Daughter F W 17 TX AR IN Farm Laborer

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 April, District 7, Sheet 5A, Prairie Township, Ethel & Point Rd, Hse #88, Fam #89
    Criswell, Jesse Q  Head  M W 34  Married at 24  AR SC AL Farmer
    Criswell, Nevad (Lavada) M   Wife  F W 28  Married at 18  TX AR Indiana
    Criswell, W H  Son  M W 8 AR AR AR
    Criswell, Nora M  Dau  F W 4yrs 1mo AR AR TX

    Cyrus Lester Mcswain Sr, Tissie's son, was married to my grandma's sister Eunice Davis and Kevin [McSwain]'s wife Gina comes through the Criswell line from Lavada Mae West.  Lavada Mae was daughter of Charles Winston West.  He was Eunice Davis' uncle.

    Eunice and my grandma Lela Bridgette Davis were daughters of great grandma Maggie West, who married Alex Davis first and had several girls.   When Alex died she married Henry Oliver Marcum.  H O had two kids by his marriage to a Rosie?  (I can't find what her last name was.)  She died then H O married Maggie West then H O's boy Roy Marcum married Lela Davis, Maggie West Davis' daughter.

    So I wound up with two great grandparent sets that way on them.  Roy and Lela's daughter Maggie Marcum (mom) married my dad Floyd Utley.
    --  Ancestry Messaging from Mike Utley to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 19 January  2020

    Lavada's gravestone, which we photographed in July 2003, had no death date.  The death date was available when Lavada's memorial on Fidn a Grave was posted in 2013.

    Lavada May West Criswell
    Birth May 30, 1902 Big Sandy, Upshur County, Texas
    Death Dec 12, 1997 De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Charlie Winston West (1873 - 1945)
    Maggie Ann Nikirk West (1880 - 1973)
    Spouse Jessie Quitman Criswell (1895 - 1975)
    Jessie Simpson West (1899 - 1973)
    Homer West (1905 - 1924)
    Gentry West (1909 - 2005)
    Opal West (1911 - 2001)
    J. C. West (1913 - 1996)
    Emma Harriet West Knowlton (1915 - 2009)
    Clarence A West (1918 - 1994)
    Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Susan Criswell Ecker Aug 07, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #115058587,


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