1914 - 1943
Wesley Elmore was born in 1914. He was a tall man. He stood at a height of about 6'2". His family remembers he had a childhood friend whose name was Franklin. Wesley was an obedient and well-mannered son. His favorite pastimes were hunting and cooking rabbit. He was also a talented baseball player. Wesley's favorite game position was as Catcher. He also enjoyed singing with his brothers and sisters at home during the evening. He was baptized at St. Luke Baptist Church in Patterson and attended church regularly. An industrious young man, Wesley left home when he was 23 years old in search of employment. His destination was Lake Charles, Louisiana. He found a job working for a sawmill company outside of Lake Charles. His nephew Prince recalls being told that his uncle Wesley had fallen into the Mermentau River and drowned while transporting logs across the river. When this tragic accident occurred, Wesley was only 29 years old. He was greatly missed by his parents, siblings, nephews and nieces. His nephew Calvin Wesley is his namesake.