West, Francis L
West, Francis L.
Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Rush, N. Y., March 7,1840. He removed with his parents to Michigan when quite young, experienced religion in his youth, was licensed to preach in 1859, and in 1861 joined the Detroit Conference, and in it served the Church until the fall of 1864, when he was drafted into United States service, and sent in the Twenty-third Michigan Infantry to Tennessee, where he was shot, while on duty, by guerillas, and died in Hospital No. 1 at Chattanooga the next morning, Jan. 5, 1865. Mr. West's qualities of mind and heart made him a young man of great promise. He was firm in purpose, of intense earnestness, conscientious, affable, and devout. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1865, p. 168.