LEWIS T. WEST SR. was quite active as a contractor and builder in Camden after World War I. He passed away at his home in Merchantville on February 24th, 1936.
Camden Courier-Post - February 26, 1936
T. WEST DIES AFTER LONG
Lewis T. West, prominent Camden contractor and builder, died of heart disease at 10:00 o’clock Monday night at his home, 221 South Browning Road, Merchantville, after an illness of several months.
West, who was 68, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sadie A. West; four
daughters, Mrs. Mary McGowan, Wildwood; Mrs. Laura Brandt, of
Gloucester; Mrs. Gertrude Wilson, of Camden, and Miss Elsie West, of
the Merchantville address, a son, Lewis T. West Jr., who was
associated with his father in business, and 14 grandchildren.
Mr. West was a contractor in Camden more than 15 years, for 10
of which he was established at Fifth and Royden
Streets. Among other
contracts, he completed the interior of the Camden Lace Company,
Atlantic Avenue, now the Giant Tiger
Market; remodeled the plant of
the Freihofer Baking Company, Fifth and Clinton
Streets; built a large
office building for the New York Shipbuilding Company here during the
World War and several small buildings; built several buildings for the
Kind-Knox Gelatine Company, at the head of Fifth Street, and many
West was a member of various Masonic organizations including
Merchantville Lodge No. 119, F. and A.M.; Camden Shrine Club, Crusade
Commandery, Crescent Temple; the Consistory, Royal Arch Masons, and
the Royal Order of Jesters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM tomorrow t his late home.
Burial will be in New Camden Cemetery.
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