Missouri Telegraph, Feb 2 1933, Fulton, Missouri
Samuel A. West, 83 years old. a native of Callaway and a lifelong resident of the Kingdom, died at midnight, Tuesday, January 31, 1933, at his home in McCredie. He had been in failing health for the past year and his death was not unexpected.
He was a member of the Richland Baptist Church, where funeral services were conducted at 2:30, Thursday afternoon folowed by interment in the Richland Cemetery.
Samuel Alvin West was born March 16 1849 on the old West homestead near White Cloud Church and was the son of pioneer parents, John Duval West and Elizabeth Newland West of Kentucky. As a young man, he attended Westminister College in Fulton and he spent his entire life in Callaway County. He was married June 8 1876 to Miss Mary E. Craig of McCredie who survives him. They settled at Auxvasse, where the family was reared, moving to McCredie in 1910.
To this union, five children were born, all of whom survive: Mrs. B.R. Potter of Waco, Texas, Mrs. R.A. Underwood of Amarillo, Texas, S.E. West of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Mrs. H.G. Baynham and A.T. West of McCredie. He also had eleven grandchildren and is survived also by one brother, Dr. G.W. West, who lives at Eufala, Oklahoma.
His life was characterized by a spirit of unselfish devotion to his family and friends and his passing will be mourned by many.