Thomas Benedict West

Thomas Benedict West

Male 1931 - 2000  (68 years)

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  • Name Thomas Benedict West  [1, 2, 3
    Born 25 Dec 1931  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1940 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 8 
    August West household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota  [WA 10.]
    August West household, 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota [WA 10.]
    August West and his wife, Juliana Bertha Menge West; their children: Frank (Roy), Florence, Lyle, Ross, Rusty, Thomas, Kenneth West, and Doris West Blakeway, her husband, Virgil J. Blakeway, and their daughter, Virginia.
    Enlisted 3 Apr 1951  U. S. Army Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: Abt. 20 
    Korean War Casualty 20 Sep 1952  North Korea Sector Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Wounded in action by missile, hospitalized, returned to duty 
    Age: Abt. 21 
    Enlistment Release 4 May 1953  U. S. Army Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: Abt. 22 
    Died 22 Feb 2000  Lake Park, Becker County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Date Unknown  Park Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hawley, Clay County Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Thomas B. and Arvilla D. West Headstone, Park Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hawley, Clay County, Minnesota
    Thomas B. and Arvilla D. West Headstone, Park Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hawley, Clay County, Minnesota
    Thomas B. West, Military Headstone
    Thomas B. West, Military Headstone
    Person ID I2872  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  [8
    Family ID F897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. John Bradley West,   b. 7 Jun 1959,   d. 8 Jun 1959  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F904  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        Original Name: May have been Benedict. [WTB 04.]
             In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Thomas West is an eight year old, single male. He was born in Minnesota of parents who were born in Russia. Although the Census Record indicates that Thomas' parents were born in Germany, they were actually born in Russia. Other documents prior to 1920 demonstrate this fact. Thomas is in school and has completed grade two. He has lived in the same place since 1935 (Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota) on a farm. Thomas lives with his parents, Bertha and August, as well as with siblings: Frank (Roy), Lyle, Ross, Rusty, Kenneth, Florence, and the Blakeway family: Doris West Blakeway, her husband, Virgil J. Blakeway, and their daughter, Virginia. The families live in Riverton Township, Clay County, Minnesota. [WA 10.]

      Korean War Casualty Information [WTB 02]
      Name: Thomas B West
      Race: White
      Home State: North Dakota
      Casualty Date: 20 Sep 1952
      Casualty Country: North Korea Sector
      Casualty Type: Wounded
      Group: Returned to Duty )US)
      Branch: Infantry
      Component: AUS - 21 Months
      Rank: Private 1st Class
      Pay Grade: Private First Class
      Previous Detail: Wounded in Action by missile, hospitalized
      Disposed Date Date: 12 Oct 1952
      Disposed Place: VO [?]
      Organization: In Div - 3rd
      Element Sequence: Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
      Disposition: Returned to duty
      Unit #: 0007
      Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantryman

  • Sources 
    1. [S8773] August West household, 1940 U. S. Census, Clay County, Minnesota, Riverton Township, household no. not given, 22 of household in order of visitation, ED 14-39, SD 4, sheet 2A; National Archives micropublication T627, roll 1914. [WA 10.].

    2. [S8796] Thomas B. West, Death. (2011). Ancestry.com Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WTB 01.].

    3. [S8799] Benedict West, birth. (2015). Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc. [WTB 04.].

    4. [S8806] Thomas B. West Enlistment, 1951 and Enlistment Release, 1953. (2011) Ancestry.com. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancsry.com Operations, Inc. WBT 07.].

    5. [S8797] Thomas B. West, Soldier in Korea. (2005). Ancestry.com. Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WTB 02.].

    6. [S8803] Thomas B. West, burial. (2012). Ancestry.com, Find A Grave Index, 1600-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: Find A Grave Memorial #118494963. [WTB 05.].

    7. [S8804] Thomas B. West, burial. (2006). National Cemetery Administration. U. S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WTB 06.].

    8. [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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