Wesley Everest (1890 in Newberg, Oregon — November 11, 1919 in Centralia, Washington) was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and a World War I veteran. He was lynched during the Centralia Massacre after killing Ben Cassagranda, Earl Watts and Dale Hubbard and wounding others in what the union called self-defense, though the American Legion called it murder.
Everest was drafted into the army in November 1917 and was a member of the Spruce Production Division in Vancouver, Washington, which supplied timber for building airplanes, railroad cars, and other vital wartime equipment. Everest spent much of his time in the Vancouver stockade for refusing to salute the American flag. Contrary to virtually all published accounts, Everest never served in France and was never sent overseas. After serving in World War I, Everest worked in Centralia, Washington as a lumberjack. He also was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
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