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Isaac Newman West
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1855
Carroll County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1903
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

ISAAC N. WEST - Isaac N. West, deceased was born in the Southwestern part of Indiana near the city of Lockport, April 21, 1855. His father, John Wilson West, removed from Indiana to Illinois during the early manhood of his son Isaac and purchased a farm in McLean County, Illinois, near Bloomington. There he carried on general agricultural pursuits throughout his remaining days and his wife is now living at Downs, nine miles southeast of Bloomington.

Isaac N. West was educated in the common schools of Bloomington and through the period of vacation and in the years of his minority he assisted in the cultivation and operation of the home farm, continuing under the parental roof up to the time of his marriage, which important event in his life was celebrated on the 13th of August, 1883. He wedded Miss Sarah Emmeline "Emma" Rhoades, who was born in Bloomington on the 20th of March, 1859, a daughter of John and Lydia Rhoades, who resided for many years upon a farm near Bloomington and there, finally died. Seven children were born unto Mr. and Mrs. West, and all are at home with their mother, namely: Paul, born June 17, 1884; Stella, February 15, 1886; Edith, March 4, 1888; Ora, January 2, 1890; Winfield, October 13, 1891; Russell, August 9, 1893; and Benjamin, April 24, 1896.

After his marriage Mr. West purchased a farm near Bloomington and was there engaged in general agricultural pursuits for eight years. On the expiration of that period be removed to the northwestern part of Texas and settled upon a ranch, where be engaged in the raising of cotton and also in the raising and breeding, of fine horses. He was always a lover of fine horses and took great delight in raising excellent stock. For eight years be remained in the Lone Star state and then returned to Illinois, settling in Centralia, but on account of illness there and also on account of an injury which he sustained he was unable to do any business. He resided there for two years and then removed to Springfield, but his continued ill health prevented him from again entering active business life. He was, however, well known, especially to horsemen in this part of the state because of his business activity in that line in former years.

Mr. West was a Democrat in his political affiliations in early life and afterward became a stanch Republican, remaining an unfaltering advocate of the principles of his party until his death, which occurred on the 15th of June, 1903. His wife and daughter are members of the West Side Christian church of Springfield and Mrs. West, with her children, resides at No. 709 Lincoln avenue, where Mr. West established his home upon his removal to the capital city. The above information from: PAST AND PRESENT OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD AND SANGAMON COUNTY ILLINOIS, By Joseph Wallace, M. A., The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1904

Isaac Newman West b 19 April 1855 in Delphi, Carroll, IN son of John Wilson West and Delilah (Cronk) West; m Sarah Emmeline "Emma" Rhodes 1883; d 15 June 1903 in Springfield, Sangamon, IL.

Died, at the Springfield hospital at 3:20 p.m. Monday, June 15, 1903, of a tumor of the kidneys, Isaac N. West, aged 48 years. The deceased is survived by his wife, Emma West; four sons, Paul, Winfield, Russell and Ben; three daughters, Stella, Edith and Ora, all of this city. The funeral will take place from the parlors of Bisch's undertaking establishment this afternoon. The interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery. IL State Register, Springfield, IL 6-16-1903.


Family links: 
  John Wilson West (1824 - 1901)
  Delilah Ann Cronk West (1828 - 1907)
  Sarah Emeline Rhodes West (1859 - 1932)*
  Edith Pearl West Smith (1888 - 1980)*
  Anthony Winfield West (1892 - 1909)*
  Russell West (1893 - 1911)*
  Benjamin Franklin West (1896 - 1958)*
  Julia Amanda West Lawrence (1848 - 1911)*
  Sarah Almira West Rhodes (1850 - 1900)*
  Rebecca Maria West Orendorff (1853 - 1929)*
  Isaac Newman West (1855 - 1903)
  Lucinda Virginia West Lipp (1861 - 1930)*
  John Spencer West (1864 - 1954)*
  Charles Martin West (1866 - 1944)*
  Matilda Olive West Savidge (1868 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 21, Sec 5, H, 17; unmarked
Maintained by: Janis Smith
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Oct 05, 2008
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Isaac Newman West
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