Ira Enos West (1824-1893)

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Birth 20 November 1824
Allegheny Acres, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage Charlotte Van Orden, 12 January 1846
Death 10 January 1893
Harqua Hala, Maricopa Co., Arizona, United States
Gender Male
Religious Influence The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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FamilySearch LC78-WSL
MPOT 2582

Ira Enos West was born in Pennsylvania in 1824. He married Charlotte Van Orden in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1846. During his early years in Utah Territory, West was repeatedly threatened with decapitation by Brigham Young for being a thief.[1] He later escaped those threats by moving to Arizona, where he died in 1893.[2]


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  1. Turner, "Cemeteries and Mysteries."
  2. Van Orden, "'Waded through sorrow and affliction',” page 7.