Wilbur West

(Date Unknown - April 11, 1951)

The Lusk Herald
April 12, 1951

Brother of Si West Dies From Auto Crash

County Agent S. E. West's younger brother of Miles City, Mont. died Wednesday morning at 8:30 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Tuesday evening. Agent West and his family left Tuesday at midnight after being notified of the serious condition of the brother and were enroute to Miles City when the word of his death was received here.

The Wests are expected to return home Monday.

The Lusk Herald
April 19, 1951
Brother of Si West Is Buried at Billings

Mr. and Mrs. Si West returned to Lusk Sunday night after spending since Tuesday in Montana with his family following the death of a brother, fatally injured in an automobile accident.

The brother, Wilbur, 26, had visited here and was known by a number of Lusk people. He was injured near Baker, Mont., where he taught agriculture in the schools. He was driving alone on an unfamiliar gravel road about 3:00 p.m. when he m1ssed a curve after going over the brow of a hill. His car was demolished and he was pinned under it.

He was not discovered for an estimated two hours and it then took some time before he could be gotten to a hospital at Miles City. He died Wednesday morning about 8:00.

A Marine in the last war, he had gone through several major campaigns and was one of five left in his company. He had been teaching three years, and had led one of his high school stock judging teams to a state championship and then gone on to the Denver Stock Show.

Funeral services and burial were held at Billings on Friday. Billings is the home of his wife as well as of his parents. Besides Si, two other brothers and a sister also survive.

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