Ira Enos West (1824-1893)
|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
|Religious Influence||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
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. He later escaped those threats by moving to Arizona, where he died in 1893.
- "Died Ripe in Years." Arizona Sentinel 22, no. 9 (21 Jan 1893): 3. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84021912/1893-01-21/ed-1/seq-3/ (accessed 6 Apr 2015).
- "Ira Enos West." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125356134 (accessed 6 Apr 2015).
- Schindler, Hal. "Crime And Punishment: Settlers Relied On Ostracism, Whipping To Curb Lawlessness." Salt Lake Tribune (28 May 1995): J1. http://historytogo.utah.gov/salt_lake_tribune/in_another_time/052895.html (accessed 21 May 2013).
- Turner, John G. "There is no sin in killing him": the case of Ira Enos West. Salt Lake City: Bear Hollow Books, 2013. (Keepsake for the limited edition of Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet.)
- _______. "Cemeteries and Mysteries." John G. Turner: Historian of American Religion. http://johngturner.com/2012/09/15/cemeteries-and-mysteries/ (accessed 21 May 2013).
- Van Orden, Dell R.. "'Waded through sorrow and affliction': The story of Julia Ann Haight Van Orden from the time of the death of her husband, William, in 1844 until her own death in 1865." Van Orden Family. www.vanordenfamily.org/jah-bern.pdf (accessed 20 May 2013).
- Turner, "Cemeteries and Mysteries."
- Van Orden, "'Waded through sorrow and affliction',” page 7.