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Re: Wesley Everest, murdered 1919, Centralia, Washington
Posted by: Tom Copeland (ID *****0080) Date: July 05, 2011 at 07:46:13
In Reply to: Wesley Everest, murdered 1919, Centralia, Washington by richard brezet of 246

Wesley Everest's great-grandparents settled in Newberg, Oregon on 640 acres in the Willamette Valley. The emigrated from Kent, England in 1835 with nine children. Wesley's father, Joseph, married Dora Westfall (whose ancestors came from Germany in the 1700s). Joseph became a farmer, schoolteacher and postmaster.

Wesley was born in 1890, the third oldest of 7 children, all boys (one was named Charles). Joseph died in 1903 at 46. His mother died in 1904. After this the children were scattered among relatives. Wesley stayed on a farm of his grandmother's sister near Portland. At 17 he left home and became a logger. He later worked in sawmills and on the Northern Pacific Railway between Vancouver and Tacoma.

For more, see my article, "Wesley Everest, IWW Martyr" in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, October 1986, Volume 77, Number 4.


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