- Irene D. Neu
West, George (17 February 1823–20 September 1901), manufacturer and congressman, was born in Bradninch, Devonshire County, England, the son of George West, a paper manufacturer, and Jane (maiden name unknown). He briefly attended the local school and at age eleven went to work in a paper mill, perhaps that of his father. From ages fourteen to twenty-one he served an apprenticeship to a paper manufacturer, during which time he filled increasingly responsible positions. In 1844 he married Louisa Rose. They had six children....