Monday, January 2, 2012

Important Dates in Chauncey's Life


  • 1827 Chauncey was born on 6 February at Venango, Pennsylvania 
  • 1843 He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
  • 1844 In the fall he went with his parents to Nauvoo, Illinois 
  • 1845 Early in the year he was ordained a member of the 12th quorum of Seventy. This was a distinguished position for him because he was only 17 years old. 
  • 1846 He assisted the first company in their exit from Nauvoo 
  • 1846 He left Nauvoo with his father's family in June 
  • 1846 Chauncey's father Alva and his brother Joseph died in Winter Quarters, Nebraska 
  • 1847 Chauncey's mother Sally died in Winter Quarters, Nebraska 
  • 1847 He was among the pioneer trek to Utah 
  • 1849 He explored southern Utah with Apostle Parley P. Pratt. They were gone two months. 
  • 1850 The census listed Chauncey with a household of five, real wealth of $1,000 and no personal wealth 
  • 1852 He was called to serve a mission to Siam, eastern Asia 
  • 1860 On the census he was listed as Chaucey with a household of 18, real wealth of $3,000 and personal wealth of $500 
  • 1863 He was called as Bishop over members in Weber county, Utah and served in this position until his death. 
  • 1863 He was called as a missionary to England, where he was president of the European mission 
  • 1869 May 10th, he participated in the driving of the "Golden Spike" ceremony at Promontory Point, Utah 
  • 1870 Chauncey died on 9 January in San Francisco, California 
  • 1870 He was buried in the Ogden City Cemetery 
  • 1911 A history of the West family, Francis West of Dusbury, Mass. and Some of his Ancestors and Descendants, was written by his son Joseph Alva West. 
  • 1965 A biography of Chauncey Walker West was written by a grandson Franklin Lorenzo Richards West. Franklin was the son of Joseph Alva West and Josephine Richards.