Joseph WEST[1, 2]
Male 1861 -

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  • Birth  Aft 1860 
    Gender  Male 
    Address  1912  207 East 32nd Street, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I64  Family Tree
    Last Modified  03 Apr 2015 
     
    Father  Frederick William WEST,   b. Abt 1845,   d. Bef 1891 
    Mother  Mary Ann WHITE,   b. Abt 1844, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F216  Group Sheet
     
    Family  ? TAYLOR,   b. Abt 1860 
    Family ID  F37  Group Sheet
     
  • Photos Alice Campbell and Joe West.jpg
     
  • Notes 
    • 08/11
      Unable to locate Joseph in the 1881 or 1871 census. In 1881 there is a Joseph WEST (b1867) at the Workhouse School in Mile End Old Town, but appears to be with a brother "Alfred".
      1891 census has a Joseph, with brother George, boarding in a HOWARD household in Pancras London. They are both recorded as born in Brixworth, Northamptonshire though (1865 and 1867 respectively).
      05/09
      See Email source from Eva DAVIES 2009 05 28;
      "...confirmed that Joe West did change his name to Joe Watson - so this is the famous Uncle Joe and that he made his money through the making of slot machines in Seattle. I believe it was he that came to London to meet the EAMES family and invited them to the Dorchester but sadly they didnít go!"

      Joseph went to America and had 13 children.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S52] Immigration Records, BECKHAM, Rebecca; 1912 08 31; Ship Manifest Immigration Record; See Email source DAVIES, 2008 07 23;.

    2. [S47] Email, DAVIES, Eva; 2009 05 28;.
      Email, DAVIES, Eva; 2009 05 28;. Thanks for that Mark - another small update I have had a lovely chat with Joy Collins (Joyce CAMPBELL) in the US - she has a fab memory and had told me all sorts of stories about the Wests. She confirmed that Joe West did change his name to Joe Watson - so this is the famous Uncle Joe and that he made his money through the making of slot machines in Seattle. I believe it was he that came to London to meet the EAMES family and invited them to the Dorchester but sadly they didnít go! I attach his picture for those of you who havenít got it. She also told me about another WEST sister - Francis who was married to a Tom SALMON and then a Harry BALL - apparently she died in a gas leak in her home in Gosport years ago and another cousin died too - I shall get more details when I speak to Joy again - I was overwhelmed with info yesterday so didnít take it in properly or make coherent notes. Joy is attending a big party that Janet Alexander (great grand daughter of Alice CAMPBELL) is giving for her mother Alice GREGORY - Alice was Alice LIGUORI and I think known as Sister and was the daughter of Mabel CAMPBELL and Anthony LIGUORI. Alice LIGUORI was first married to Jack Pike - thank you to whoever gave me that! I think some of the Seattle family will be at the party as will Bruce BECKHAM - Rebecca WESTís great grandson so hopefully more photos and nuggets of info. I shall on any more bits to you all. Eva Davies evadavies@btinternet.com From: Mark Stanton [mailto:stantonmg@hotmail.com] Sent: 27 May 2009 23:39 To: Eva Davies; John Prichard; Sandy Hamel; Alan Eames; brenderry@yahoo.co.uk Subject: Re: Mabel Campbell's family found in America Hi Eva Thanks for the note. Well done and thank you for tracking them down! Your perseverance paid dividends! FYI everyone else (as I'm not sure I've been in touch with you all before?) I am grandson of Douglas CAMPBELL (one of Alice CAMPBELLs sons), living in Worcester UK. My genealogy website is here www.stantonetal.com/genealogy - if anyone has any corrections or anything to add please let me know! Eva - I'll let the rest of the CAMPBELL clan on this side know of your sterling efforts! I'm sure they too will be fascinated... All the best! Mark stantonmg@hotmail.com From: Eva Davies Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 11:09 AM To: John Prichard ; Sandy Hamel ; Alan Eames ; stantonmg@hotmail.com ; brenderry@yahoo.co.uk Subject: Mabel Campbell's family found in America Hello All Just a quick note to say I have managed to find Aunt Aliceís daughter Mabelís family in America. Just to recap - there were 3 West daughters: Rebecca (1865-?) who married John Beckham then on his death emigrated to America in 1912. Louisa (1881-1915) - who married Henry Eames Alice (1883-1979) who married Fred Campbell. Mabel (1902-1989) went to America in the early 1920ís and married Anthony Liguori in 1927. She went on to have 2 children Alice and Joseph. On Friday I found Josephís son John and have had a long chat with him. He is thrilled to be in touch with us (then again he hasnít met you lot - that will change things!) I have sent him a potted history of what has been happening with the family but donít want to overwhelm him. The live in Tillson, NY State. Mabelís children Joseph and Alice are still around and everyone has great memories of the indomitable Aunt Alice - I wish I had met her. I will pass on anything he comes back to me with. Thank you everyone that gave me the crumbs of info that put me on this path, I went down a few dead ends but got there in the end! I do hope you are all keeping well and healthy - wouldnít it be lovely to get everyone together - lovely but loud!! Everyone here is well - Shirley and George are going strong, my son Christopher is towering over me - well 5 ft 2 inches isnít a big target. Steve is very well but not looking forward to turning 50 in August. I will be in touch very soon. Much love to you and yours Eva Davies evadavies@btinternet.com.