Eddie West (1912 - 1974)

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Lakeland, Polk County, Florida

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Cary Grant and Mae West

Cary Grant and Mae West

Mae West, I'm No Angel.

Mae West, I'm No Angel.

Mae West and Cary Grant

Mae West and Cary Grant

Mary Jane "Mae" West by Ken Fallin.

Mary Jane "Mae" West by Ken Fallin.

Ferd West

Ferd West

William Oliver "Will" West

William Oliver "Will" West

Jana Tillinghast West

Jana Tillinghast West

Susie (Massey ) and Matt  West

Susie (Massey ) and Matt West

Ferd West

Ferd West

Erith Ivey

Erith Ivey

Fannie Gilmore West

Fannie Gilmore West

Mary Frances "Fannie" Gilmore West

Mary Frances "Fannie" Gilmore West

Mary Frances "Fanny" (Gilmore) West

Mary Frances "Fanny" (Gilmore) West

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Artie and Fannie West Cary Grant and Mae West Mae West, I'm No Angel. Mae West and Cary Grant

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1912 - In the year that Eddie West was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

1926 - By the time he was merely 14 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1941 - At the age of 29 years old, Eddie was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1947 - By the time he was 35 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1974 - In the year of Eddie West's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Eddie West passed away in March 1974 at age 61. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on August 8, 1912. There is no information about Eddie's family or relationships. We know that Eddie West had been residing in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida.

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