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William H. "Billy" West
Birth: Jun. 18, 1853
Death: Feb. 15, 1902
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Musician. He was known as the "Progressive Minstrel", and was the sole producer of "The Richest and Costliest Minstrel Organization in Existance". He produced "West's Big Minstrel Jubilee", which featured some of the leading performers of the day, always ending with the cast, in "Black-Face", singing songs of the period. Minstrels were the main form of live entertainment from 1840 until the 1920s. On his grave marker are these words "None Knew Him But To Love Him . None named him save in praise". (bio by: David Zipperer) 
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 197, Lot 29484
 
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Originally Created by: David Zipperer
Record added: Jun 27, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11246672
William H. Billy West
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William H. Billy West
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William H. Billy West
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jun. 20, 2013

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