Andrew Simpson WEST Myrtle WEST Mary Ellen BENSON Lavada May WEST Frank S WEST Sallie WEST Eulis Simpson WEST Annie L WATSON Mini tree diagram
George Simpson WEST

George Simpson WEST2,1,3,4,6,5

1st Dec 18852,1,3,4,5 - 22nd May 19381,6

Life History

1st Dec 1885

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

22nd Oct 1913

Married Mary Ellen BENSON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5

22nd May 1938


after 22nd May 1938

Buried in Chute Cemetery, St Charles, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1


  • 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 20B, 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/6 living KY KY TN
    West, George W Son W M Dec 1885 14 AR NC KY Farm Laborer

    George here is enumerated as George W.  The birth date reported matches a WWI registration for George Simpson West in Ethel, Arkansas, the right place, with the middle name Simpson supporting the relation of son of Simpson West.  Where the W came from I don't know.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    George Simpson West
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Birth Date: 1 Dec 1885
    Race: White
    Occupation Farming, Ethel, Arkansas
    Nearest Relative Mary West
    Medium Height, Slender Build, Gray Eyes, Light Hair
    Registered 12 September 1918 in Stuttgart, Arkansas

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 7 April, Keaton Township, District 15, page 2B, Hse/Fam #39
    West, George S Head Owns M W  44 First Married at age 27 AR NC KY Farmer [b abt 1886]
    West, Mary Wife F W  31 Married at age 15 AR MO AR [b abt 1899]
    West, Annie Dau F W  18 AR AR AR [b abt 1912]
    West, Martin Son M W  10 AR AR AR [b abt 1920]
    West, Morris Son M W  10 AR AR AR [b abt 1920]

    Annie is George's daughter, but cuold not be Annie's daughter.  Annie was first married at age 15, that is about 1916, while Annie was born abotu 1912.  Note that in 1918, George named his nearest relative as Mary.  The twins, Martin and Morris would be Mary's children.

    A family sources provides a datre of death.  I have not found the official record.

    George W West
    Birth Dec 1885 in Arkansas
    Death 22 May 1938
    Parents  Simp West 1845-1925, Annie L Watson 1852-1938
    --  Maffitt Family,

    Another family sources provides the name of his wife.  The first name Mary is given on his WWI Draft Registration.  This completes her name as Mary Ellen Benson.

    Mary Ellen Benson
    Birth 17 Jun 1899 in Arkansas, Arkansas
    Death 28 Jan 1981 in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Father Unknown Benson, Mother Mary Benson
    Spouse George West 1885-1938
    --  Fullerton-Strickland,

    They married in 1913.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Mary Benson
    Age 16, Birth Year abt 1897
    Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name George West
    Spouse's Age 27
    Spouse's Residence St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 22 Oct 1913 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 22 Oct 1913

    George S. West
    Birth  Dec. 1, 1886
    Death  May 22, 1938
    Burial Chute Cemetery, De Witt [St Charles], Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Lin Canamore Quigley May 02, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #69237844,


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