Andrew West
Andrew WEST, well known retired carpenter, collapsed and died suddenly at 7:50 o'clock 
Saturday night at his home, 805 South Tenth Street. His death was attributed to a heart 
attack. Mr. WEST, a resident of this city for the past 45 years, was 77 years and eight 
months of age.  Coroner Ben ROEDER conducted a brief inquiry and found his death due to 
"natural causes".  Mr. WEST, his wife Lena, and son Eugene were at home when Mr. WEST 
collapsed.  His son helped him to a chair and he died before a physician arrived. He had 
been in ill health for some time. Funeral services were hld at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon 
at Myers Chapel, conducted by Geo. P. RUTLEDGE and burial followed in Cubb Cemetery.

Mr. WEST was born July 2, 1862. In 1901 he was united in marriage with Lena OLIVER, who 
survives him. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ and was also a member of the 
Modern Woodmen of America and the local carpenter's union. Surviving besides his widow, are 
two sons, Albert WEST of Alton and Eugene WEST of Mt. Vernon; and two daughters, Mrs. Geneva 
McDANIEL of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Arch VANHORN of Mt. Vernon

Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News
Date: Monday, March 4, 1940
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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