Alice Elvira West

Alice Elvira West

Female 1920 - 2012  (92 years)

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  • Name Alice Elvira West  [1, 2
    Born 23 Apr 1920  North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1925  Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1925 North Dakota State Census 
    Age: Abt. 5 
    August West, 1925 North Dakota State Census, Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota
    August West, 1925 North Dakota State Census, Greene Township, Ransom County, North Dakota
    August West and his wife, Bertha; Their children: Frank (LeRoy), Doris, Alice, Florence, Lyle, Ross, and Rusty - the latter two who are twin brothers.
    Census 1930  Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 11 
    August West, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota.  [WA 10.]
    August West, 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota. [WA 10.]
    August West and his wife, Julianna Bertha Menge West; and their children: Frank (LeRoy), Doris, Alice, Florence, Lyle, Rusty, and Ross West.
    Census 1940  Nordick Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1940 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 19 
    George Van Tassel Household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Nordick Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    George Van Tassel Household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Nordick Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Donald B. Van Tassel and Alice A. West Van Tassel are living with the George Van Tassel Family at this time in their early marriage.
    Died 25 Oct 2012  St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7
    Buried Date Unknown  McCauleyville Cemetery, Kent Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Headstone for Alice A. West Van Tassel and Donald B. Van Tassel, McCauleyville Cemetery, Kent Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Headstone for Alice A. West Van Tassel and Donald B. Van Tassel, McCauleyville Cemetery, Kent Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota
    Person ID I2868  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2017 

    Father August West,   b. 27 Aug 1893, Dubna, Walenske, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1985, Glyndon, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Julianna Bertha Menge,   b. 3 Feb 1895, Romansdorf, Kiev, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1951, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Oct 1914  Cass County, North Dakota License # 06819, 1914. Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Donald B. Van Tassel,   b. 22 Aug 1914, Kent Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1998, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1939  United Methodist Church, Breckenridge, Wilkin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
     6. Living
     7. Living
     8. Living
     9. Living
     10. Living
     11. Living
     12. Carol Van Tassel  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1925 North Dakota State Census, Alice West is a five year old, female. She is listed as a U. S. Citizen. No other information is available. [WA 09.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Doris West is an 11 year old, white, single female. She was born in North Dakota of parents who were both born in Russia. Here I am using earlier information from the 1920 census. This census indicates the parents were both born in Germany; however it is erroneous. The parents were both born in Russia. Doris is attending school and reads, writes, and speaks English. I have to assume the latter since the record indicates nothing about speaking English. Doris lives with her parents, August and Bertha, and six siblings: Roy, Alice Lyle, Ross, Rusty, and Florence. The family lives in Dilworth, Clay County, Minnesota. [WA 08.]
             In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Alice A. West Van Tassel is a 19 year old, white, married female. She is married to Donald B. Van Tassel. She was born in North Dakota. She is not in school, but has finished an 8th grade education. In 1935, Alice lived in a small, rural community in Clay County, Minnesota. She was not at work at the time of the Census and her work is keeping house. She lives with her husband and her brother-in-law's family in Nordick Township, Wilkin County, Minnesota. [VTG 01.]
             Alice Van Tassel, 92, Breckenridge, Minn., died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton, N.D.
             The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at Breckenridge Lutheran Church, with Rev. Mark Manning officiating. Interment is at McCaulleyville Cemetery near Kent, Minn.
      Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28,2012 with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge.
             Alice West was born near Alice, N.D., April 23, 1920 to August and Julianna (Menge) West. She attended school in Dilworth, Minn.
             On Aug. 12, 1939 she was united in marriage to Donald Byron Van Tassel at United Methodist Church in Breckenridge.
                    Raising 12 children, she considered her most precious role as that of a mother. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, bird watching, and crocheting.
             Alice was a member of the Breckenridge Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Women's circle. She will be remem-
      bered for her kind and gentle spirit.
             Alice is survived by her children: Barbara (James) Jameson, Moorhead, Minn., Lyle (Jewel) Van Tassel, Breckenridge, Gary (Peggy) Van Tassel, Kent, Gail (Jon) Reber, rural Foxhome, Minn., Donna (Dick) Ruby, rural Mil-nor, N.D., Judy Van Tassel, Hawley, Minn., Debbie Rick, Breckenridge, Bryan (Cindie) Van Tassel, Breckenridge, Timothy (Kate) Van Tassel, Nampa, Idaho, Tammy Hasbargen, Fergus Falls, Minn., and Wayne Van Tassel of Victoria, British Columbia; her 40 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren; her siblings: Lyle (Dorothy) West,
      Wahpeton, N.D., Ross West, Wahpeton, Kenneth (Gwen) West, rural Glyndon, Minn., Doris Blakeway and Florence West, both of Hawley.
             Alice is preceded in death by her husband Donald; her parents August and Julianna West; daughter, Carol Platt; her siblings Frank, Rusty, and Tom West.
             Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge is in charge of the arrangements.
      Daily News Wahpeton ND Oct 26, 2012 Page A-3 Column 3 & 4
       
       

  • Sources 
    1. [S8770] Email from Paul West to Dale L. Lange , 29 Sep 2017: "My father came from a family of 10 children.".

    2. [S8805] Paul West, "Re: Ross West," e-mail message from, paulwestfarm@gmail.com> to Dale L. Lange 12 Nov 2017. [PKW 04.].

    3. [S8777] Alice A. West Van Tassel, death. (2011). Ancestry.com Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WeA 02.].

    4. [S8772] August West household, 1925 North Dakota State Census, Ransom County, Greene Township, sheet 4, dwelling 34, family 35, lines 14-18. (2008). Ancestry.com North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925 [datbases online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 09.

    5. [S8771] August West household, 1930 U. S. Census, Clay County, Minnesota, Dilworth,ED 6, SD1, sheet 10B, dwelling 190, family 182: National Archives micropublication T626, roll 1083, FHL Film 2340818. [WA 08.].

    6. [S8776] George Van Tassel household, 1940 U. S. Census, Wilkin County, Minnesota,Nordick Township, House Number 35, ED 84-25, No SD given; sheet no 2B; National Archives micropublication T627, Roll 1968. [VTG 01.].

    7. [S8775] Alice Van Tassel, Obituary. (2006). Ancestry.com. U. S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WeA 01.].

    8. [S8779] Alice West Van Tassel burial. (2012). Ancestry.com Find A Grave index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Find A Grave Memorial #101510588. [WeA 03.].

    9. [S8763] West-Menge Marriage. (2016). Ancestry.com Web: Cass County, North Dakota Marriage License Index, 1873-1944 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WA 03 & JBM 01.].


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