Jennie LaVaughn West (nee Archer)1

(Jenny West)

1944 1955
1944 1955


Father: John Archer
Mother: Eugene LaVaughn Archer (nee LaMadgine)
Born: January 19th, 1876
Newcastle on Tyne, England
Married: Daniel Stuart West
March 5th, 1895
Sherborn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
John Frederick West b. January 31st, 1896
d. June 30th, 1992
Sherborn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Victoria, B.C.
Susan LaVaughn West b. October 13th, 1897
d. December 15th, 1965
Sherborn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Victoria, B.C.
Earl Stewart West b. November 10th, 1908
d. November 3rd, 1990
Stanwood, Washington, U.S.A.
Victoria, B.C.
Lawrence West b. December 19th, 1914
d. April 8th, 1978
Lac La Biche, Alberta
New Westminster, B.C.
Died: October 4th, 1971
Cedars Private Hospital
Victoria, B.C.
Buried: October 8th, 1971
Hatley Memorial Gardens
Colwood, B.C.



Life Story

Jennie was born in England, but spent most of her childhood in Scotland. As a young adult, she immigrated to the U.S. with her sister. In Massachusets, she met Daniel Stewart West, and married him in 1895. They later moved to Washington State before the entire family moved to Alberta, where they homesteaded in the Hardisty and Lac La Biche regions. Later in life she moved to Victoria, B.C., where she spent the rest of her life.


Jennie and Daniel West July 18th, 1954
Jennie and Daniel West's 60th wedding anniversary March 5th, 1955
Jennie and Daniel West's 60th Anniversary newspaper article. March, 1955
Edith West, Jenny West, Ester Colburn, Lyde Peet circa 1960
Obituary of Jenny West October, 1971
Grave of Jennie L. West Summer, 1998


  1. Jennie's name is spelled differently in different records. Her first name is either Jenny or Jennie. On some documents, her maiden name is listed as Archand.

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Revision Date: March 18th, 2002