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West, Charles H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Waterford, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/14/63, m/i 1/4/64, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, m/o 5/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1841-1842, Vermont
Death: After 1913

Burial: Upper Hill Cemetery, Anaconda, MT
Marker/Plot: Sec A, Row 8, Lots 19-21, G/S 6
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 107188084

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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Upper Hill Cemetery, Anaconda, MT

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Charles H. West

The Anaconda Standard

VOL. XXXIII-NO. 108. ANACONDA, MONTANA, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1921 CHARLES WEST III CONDITION SERIOUS

Charles West, for many years head of the B. A. and P. railway company's blacksmith department, is reported seriously ill at his home,

506 West Sixth street. He is said to be suffering with ailments attendant upon his advanced years. His son Wheeler, in Oakland, notified bu long distance telephone of his father's condition said that he would be in Anaconda Wednesday. Mr. West is a veteran of the civil war and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.


The Anaconda Standard

VOL. XXXIII-NO. 109. ANACONDA, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1921 Charles W. West, who has been seriously ill at his home, was reported to be slightly improved yesterday.


The Anaconda Standard

VOL. XXXIII-NO. 110. ANACONDA, MONTANA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1921

CHARLES H. WEST ANSWERS SUMMONS

End Comes to Civil War Veteran After Brief Illness at His Home

Charles Henry West, aged 74 years, a veteran of the civil war and for many years a resident of Anaconda, died at his home, 516 West Sixth street, early yesterday morning.

Mr. West was ill but a few days and until Friday attended to his duties as foreman of the B.A.&P. blacksmithing department, but that evening he complained of not feeling well and went to bed. His physician was summoned, but his condition did not become alarming until Sunday night, when it became apparent that he was suffering from a partial stroke of paralysis.

The deceased is survived bu his wife and a son, Wheeler who arrived yesterday from California. These are the only near relatives.

Mr. West enlisted at the first call for volunteers at the time of the civil war, when he was about 17 years of age. He was a member of the Vermont cavalry and fought with that organization throughout the war.

He took part in 32 major engagements and escaped uninjured.

He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, which he joined at Staunton, Va.: the Royal Arch chapter, the consistory and the Knights Templars, and retained his membership in those branches. He became a charter member of the Bagdad temple of the Mystic Shrine in Butte, and made regular pilgrimages.

In 1882 Mr. West came to Montana and worked in the Northern Pacific shops at Glendive. Later he returned to St. Paul, but same west again in 1895 with opening of the B.A.&P. shops, and made his home here since.

He was elected alderman from the First ward for several teerms.

The body will be removed at 4 o'clock to the Masonic temple, where it will lie in state until 2 o'clock Friday, when the funeral will be held under the auspices of Acacia lodge, No. 33.


The Anaconda Standard

VOL. XXXIII-NO. 111. ANACONDA, MONTANA, Friday MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1921 FUNERAL TODAY FOR THE LATE CHARLES WEST

The body of the late Charles H. West lies in state at the Masonic temple, where funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Acacia lodge, A.F.&A.M. A guard of honor has been constantly maintained by the brothers of the Masonic fraternity.

Interment will be in Hill cemetery.

The service will be open to the public and seats will be reserved for the members of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Attention Masons

WEST-The funeral of Charles H. West will be held at the Masonic temple this (Friday) afternoon under the auspices of Acacia lodge, No. 33 A.F. and A.M. Public services will be held at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in the Masonic plot in Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Bob Hackett.