Ida West (1897 - 1984)

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Ida West
1897 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Ida West was born on May 9, 1897. She died in December 1984 at 87 years old. We know that Ida West had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48204.


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Ida West died in December 1984 at 87 years old. She was born on May 9, 1897. We have no information about Ida's surviving family. We know that Ida West had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48204.
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In 1897, in the year that Ida West was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1916, she was 19 years old when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1940, she was 43 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1951, she was 54 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1984, in the year of Ida West's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Mar 9, 1909 - August 1978
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Halley O West
Sep 4, 1952 - Feb 19, 2000
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Anna R West
Jul 22, 1915 - May 3, 2002
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Ancle D West
Mar 16, 1916 - December 1995
Little Rock, AR
Julian R West
May 1, 1907 - Feb 14, 1993
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Addie West
Oct 11, 1906 - November 1977
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