biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
CHARLES B. WEST, of the firm of C. B. West & Co., dealers in agricultural implements, wagons, buggies, drain tile, etc., started the business in 1882, John H. Dusenberry becoming his partner. During the four years in which the firm has carried on business, they have, by honest dealing with their customers and constant attention to business, established a good and paying trade. Charles B. West was born in Morgan County, Ill., June 5, 1848, and is a son of Ezekiel and Susan (Bateman) West. Charles came to this county with his parents when about a year old. They settled in what was then Oskaloosa Township, and it was there, in the common schools and at Oskaloosa College, that Mr. West received his education. He was brought up on the farm, and on arriving at the age of maturity continued to labor at his vocation, adding thereto the shipping of stock, until 1882. During that year he engaged in his present business, and has devoted the major portion of his time to its interest. He still owns his fine farm of 320 acres, located in Garfield and Scott Townships. Mr. West was married in Oskaloosa, March 28, 1878, to Miss Miranda T., the accomplished and intelligent daughter of John Dusenberry. She was born in this county, and her union with our subject has been blest by the birth of four children, namely, Lena, Clifford B., Fay and Guy. In politics Mr. West votes with the Republican party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Triluminar Lodge at Oskaloosa and also to the Royal Arch Chapter and Commandery No. 6 of this city.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy