Saturday, June 2, 2012

West, William C. 1868-1932 Unadilla Obituary

West, William C. 1868-1932 Unadilla Obituary

W. C. West Dies After Long Illness at Unadilla Home

Had Been for 40 Years Engaged in Feed Business at Stamford
and Unadilla—Brother of Foster West, Oneonta

Unadilla, Feb. 3---William C. West, for the past 14 years engaged in the feed business here and previous to that for more than 25 years in that same business at Stamford, died at his home in this village last evening at 9 o'clock following an extended illness with a complication of diseases. Mr. West had been in failing health for the past 20 months and for the last 18 weeks had been confined to his bed.
Funeral services will be held from the family home Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. John T. Lyon, pastor of the Federated church of Unadilla,
officiating. Burial will be made in Evergreen Hill cemetery. Masonic honors will be accorded by the Unadilla Masonic lodge and bearers will be members of the Oneonta Elks lodge, who are residents of the village.
William C. West was born, December 21, 1868, at Middleburg, the eldest son of Abram and Anna (Shaw) West. There he spent his boyhood and with the exception of a short time spent at Glens Falls had been engaged in the feed business in Stamford and Unadilla throughout his life. He was for more than 25 years engaged at Stamford, and in 1917 moved to Unadilla, where he had continued until last October, when he disposed of his business because of the condition of his health.
Mr. West had been for 30 years, a member of the Masonic fraternity, affiliating with the Stamford lodge, and of the Glens Falls lodge, B. P. O. E. He was a quiet, unassuming man of many admirable qualities and one held in high esteem throughout this vicinity.
March 27, 1895, he married Rose Pechtel of Glens Falls, who survives him, together with two sisters, Mrs. Elmer P. Cook and Mrs. Elwin Posson of Middleburg, and one brother, Foster West of Oneonta, survives him. To them the sympathy of wide circles of friends will be extended.

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