Lewis
T.
West


 

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

LEWIS T. WEST DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Well Known Contractor Was Member of Many Lodges; Funeral Thursday

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.

Mr. 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 residences.

Mr. 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.

He was a former member of the Merchantville Board of Health and a former building inspector of the borough. He was a former member of the Camden Rotary Club and of Camden Lodge of Elks.

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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