I'm hoping someone researching the family of John and Anna (DAYGAR) WEST and their son, Donald F. West from the Truxton and Cortland area of Cortland County can help me figure out their connection (if any) to the CRANDALL - VANDEE and LYON - WALKER families of Cortland County.
I recently had the priviledge of going through a old scrapbook which originally belonged to Rose M. (CRANDALL) who married Claude R. LYON. In this scrapbook, I found an old newspaper clipping which included a photo of 2nd Lt. Donald West (age 26) who was killed in an airplane accident in Phoenix, Arizona in Feb 1944. I pretty sure he hadn't married, since only his parent's names appeared as surviving him in the article.
Would anyone have any idea if this family was connected through marriage or were they just friends of Rose and Claude Lyon??