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299. Mary Elizabeth REED32 was born on 9 August 1876. She died on 25 October 1938 at the age of 62 in Ironton, Iron County, Missouri.

Some have said Mary was born in Arkansas, possibly she was born while the family was visiting relatives in Baxter Co. Her father did state in his pension application that he lived in Baxter Co from 1878 to 1800. However, the 1900, 1910 & 1920 censuses all have Mary as born in MO.

Mary Elizabeth married Richard Barton West on 19 Jul 1892 in Iron Co MO - her father performed the ceremony.

Mary Elizabeth REED and Richard Barton WEST were married on 19 July 1892 in Iron County, Missouri.32 Richard Barton WEST, son of Samuel Jefferson WEST and Saphronia KELLY, was born on 17 September 1872 in Madison County, Missouri. He died on 26 January 1942 at the age of 69 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.

Mary Elizabeth REED and Richard Barton WEST had the following children:

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Verna WEST32,170 was born in 1895 in Arcadia, Madison (Iron) County, Missouri. She died in 1920 at the age of 25 in Iron County, Missouri.

Verna married William Thomas Shoemaker, 17 Feb 1916, Ironton, MO.

In the 1920 census, Verna was back home with her parents, along with her son Howard Shoemaker, age 2. Verna died later the same year and Howard was raised by his grandparents. The file says that Verna was a young widow but the census image has a "D" for divorce by Verna's name.

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Bessie WEST32 was born on 3 September 1897 in Arcadia, Madison (Iron) County, Missouri. She died on 20 September 1947 at the age of 50 in Arcadia, Madison (Iron) County, Missouri.

Bessie married Monroe E. McIntyre on 5 Sep 1915 in Iron County, MO.

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Cleophas WEST32 was born on 24 February 1898 in Madison County, Missouri. He died on 21 September 1961 at the age of 63 in Ironton, Iron County, Missouri.

Clophas married Clara L. Lewis on 24 Dec 1919, Ironton, Iron Co MO.

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Alma WEST32,171 was born in 1900 in Madison County, Missouri. She died on 14 July 1932 at the age of 32 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.

Alma West married Lonzo Lee Pippin on 9 Jul 1917 in Jasper County, MO. She married (2) Richard Crenshaw. She married (3) Joseph Franz.

The Pippin Pathways book gives Lonzo Lee "Lon" Pippin as born 14 Feb 1891, in Jewett, Madison Co MO. He died 26 Aug 1979 in Fredericktown, Madison Co MO. The marriage to Elma West ended in divorce as recorded in the Circuit Court Records of Madison Co MO, 27 Mar 1925. Lon then married Dollie Sylvesta DeSpain on 6 Feb 1929.

The Pippin book also states that Elma committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in St. Louis. This is substantiated by a copy of a newspaper story - Alma Frantz was living at the time in Detroit and visiting her sister Gussie in St. Louis when she jumped from the Eads Bridge.

Lon Pippin was the 4th son of William B. Pippin who was the brother of Andy Pippin, shot & killed by George H. Young. William was having a welcome home party for Andy who had just returned from Argentina.

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Courtney WEST32 was born on 7 April 1902 in Madison County, Missouri. He died on 27 September 1957 at the age of 55 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.

Courtney married Selma Mae russell on 20 Oct 1927, Annapolis, Iron County, MO.

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Gussie WEST32 was born on 15 March 1904 in Madison County, Missouri. She died on 21 October 1950 at the age of 46 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.

In one of the censuses, "Gussy" is marked as "male. She married Yance Russell on 29 Oct 1921 in Iron Co MO. She married (2) Guy McGinnis.

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Leila WEST32 was born about 1906 in Madison County, Missouri. She died before 1910 at the age of 4.

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James Jefferson WEST32 was born on 14 August 1907 in Madison County, Missouri. He died on 4 January 1954 at the age of 46.

James married Juanita McClain.

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Okie WEST32 was born on 3 July 1910 in Madison County, Missouri. She died on 26 May 1973 at the age of 62 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.

Okie married Orville William Shumake before 1928.

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Homer WEST32 was born on 3 April 1912 in Madison County, Missouri. He died on 7 March 1958 at the age of 45 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.

Homer married Bertha Loretta Asplin on 6 May 1933, Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois. His 2nd wife was Dorothy, surname unknown.

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Opal Irene WEST32 was born on 13 January 1914 in Madison County, Missouri.

Opal married George R. Drabant, Sr in 1934.

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Lela Jane WEST32 was born on 24 November 1916 in Madison County, Missouri. She died on 2 November 1994 at the age of 77 in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Lela married Milton Edgar Byerly on 21 Oct 1939, Iron Co MO. They were the parents of correspondant Mary Jane Armengol.

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Kenneth Gay WEST32 was born on 18 July 1921 in Madison County, Missouri. He died on 9 October 1971 at the age of 50 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.

Kenneth married about 1940 to Janette, surname unknown. By 1948 he was married to Dorothy Lucille Evans. He married (3) by 1967 to Betty Moore.