WEST, LUCAS B - Benton County, Arkansas | LUCAS B WEST - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Lucas B WEST

Hillcrest (formerly I. O. O. F. (Gravette) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

August 24, 1838 - June 15, 1924

*Obituary
Benton County Record
Friday, June 20, 1924

WEST, L.B. - L.B. West, one of Gravette's oldest citizens, died at his home Sunday night, June 15th, 1924 at the age of 86 years. Mr. West has been in very poor health for some time and became much worse last week. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. T.F. Jones of Burgin Valley, were held Tuesday with interment in the local cemetery. Mr. West was born in Indiana in 1838 and came to Arkansas in 1901 and located on a farm west of Sulphur Springs. He has resided with his wife in Gravette for the past six years. Besides his widow he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W.G. Check.

*Obituary
Gravette News Herald
Friday, June 20, 1924

L.B. West, one of our highly respected citizens, died at his home in Gravette Sunday, June 15th, 1924 at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 21 days. Mr. West had been in ill health for some time. He leaves his aged companion, one daughter, Mrs. W.G. Check, and an adopted daughter, Miss Mae West, and many relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted at the home by Eld. T.F. Jones Tuesday morning and burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Obituary later.

*Obituary
Gravette News Herald
Friday, June 27, 1924

L.B. West, whose death occurred in Gravette June 15, 1924, was born in 1838 near Crawfordsville, Ind. When 13 he moved with his parents to Iowa, later to Northwest Missouri, then to Kansas. When the civil war began he was among the first to enlist, in Co. I, 2nd Regiment, and served his country until his health failed him; was honorably discharged, to enlist again as soon as health would permit. At the age of 14 he was converted and joined the Baptist church, remaining a faithful member until death. He was married to Miss Margaret West Sept. 15, 1863; to this union were born 4 children: Arvilla M. (now Mrs. W.G. Check), Simeon E., Cora F., Eloise E. The 3 youngest died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his departure his aged wife, the daughter and an adopted daughter, Miss Mae West, and a host of relatives and friends. He was a brother of Rev. J.W. West who died here a few years ago and like the latter was a citizen and neighbor held in esteem by all who knew him.

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Submitted: 7/14/08 • Approved: 8/5/17 • Last Updated: 8/8/17 • R36339-G0-S3

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