New York Family Group Sheet for the John Patrick WEST Family

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Husband: John Patrick WEST (1,2)
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         AKA: "Battling Jack" WEST
   Birthdate: Mar 1865 - , , New York, USA (3,4,5)
  Death date: 5 Jan 1935 - Oakland, Alameda, California, USA (6)
      Buried: 7 Jan 1935 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
     Address: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Kings County, New York
      Father: John Edwin WEST (1825-    ) (7,8)
      Mother: Mary Jane COPLEY (1839-1909) (9,10)
    Marriage: 18 Jan 1889                    Place: Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (11,12)
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      1. He appeared on the Census in 1880 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA, ED 171, pg 19
      (10C). Ward 18, 21 Herbert Street
      John E West        Self   M     55      New Foundland
      Mary West          Wife   F     41      Ireland
      Edith West         Dau    F     25      New York
      John West          Son    M     14      New York
      Julia West         Dau    F     11      New York
      Emma West          Dau    F      9      New York
      Edwin West         Son    M      5      New York
      William West       Son    M      2      New York
      Francis Egan       Other  M     36      Ireland
      Edward Lynch       Other  M     24      New York
      Francis Gillespie  Other  M     21      Italy
      John Sr is a rigger and John Jr is an affito? tile maker

      2. He appeared on the Census in 1900 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA, ED 216, pg 17B.
      Ward 15, 137 Conselyea Street
      John West       Head    M       35   Mar 1865   New York  married 11 years
      Tillie West     Wife    F       29   Dec 1870   Germany   4/3 children
      Mary J West     Dau     F        6   Aug 1893   New York
      Mildred K West  Dau     F        1   Dec 1898   New York
      John E West     Son     M      3/12  Feb 1900   New York
      John is a (special) policeman and Tillie immigrated in 1882.

      3. He appeared on the Census in 1910 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA, ED 861, pg 16B.
      Ward 27, 421 Standhope
      John West       Head    M       44      New York  married 21 years
      Matilda West    Wife    F       38      New York  3/3 children
      Mary J West     Dau     F       17      New York
      Mildred West    Dau     F       11      New York
      John West Jr.   Son     M       10      New York
      John is a private detective and Mary is a vaudeville actress.

      4. He appeared on the Census in 1920 in Queens, Queens, New York, USA, ED 337, pg 20A.
      Woodhaven, 705 Boyd Avenue
      John West       Head    M       53      New York
      Tillie West     Wife    F       49      Germany
      Mary J West     Dau     F       24      New York
      Mildred West    Dau     F       21      New York
      John West       Son     M       19      New York
      John Sr is a masseur, Mary is a theater actress and John Jr is a newspaper office clerk.
      Tillie immigrated in 1892 and is naturalized.

      5. News Article: Nevada State Journal, page 1, 7 Jan 1935, Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA. Jack
      West, Father of Mae, is Dead
      Oakland, Jan 6 - UP - Jack West, father of Mae West, screen star, died at Lake Merritt
      hospital today following a heart attack.
       West was 60, a native of Brooklyn.
       In early days, he achieved considerable recognition in the prize ring as "Battling Jack
      West."

      6. News Article: Reno Evening Gazette, page 5, 7 Jan 1935, Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA.
      Father of Actress Expires in Oakland
      Oakland, Cal. Jan 7 - AP - Mae West's father, Jack West, former pugilist and real estate
      dealer, is dead. West, whose daughter rose to fame and wealth on the stage and in the
      movies, succumbed to a heart ailment in an Oakland hotel yesterday. He came here for
      treatment by a physician friend.

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   Wife: Matilda DOELGER (13,14,15)
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         AKA: Matilda DELKER, Tillie DELKER (16)
   Birthdate: 8 Dec 1870 - , , , Germany (17,18,19)
  Death date: 10 Oct 1930 - , , New York, USA (20)
      Buried: 11 Oct 1930 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (20)
     Address: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Kings County, New York
      Father: Philip DOELGER (Abt 1840-    ) (21)
      Mother:
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      1. She immigrated from Germany in 1882 to , , New York, USA.

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Children
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1  F  Katie WEST (22)
   Birthdate: 23 Aug 1891 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (23)
  Death date: Abt 1891 (12)
      Buried:
      Spouse: Did not marry
  Marr. Date:
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2  F  Mary Jane WEST (24)
         AKA: "Baby Mae", Jane MAST, Mae WEST
   Birthdate: 17 Aug 1893 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (25)
  Death date: 22 Nov 1980 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Buried: 15 Nov 1980 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
     Address: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Kings County, New York
      Spouse: Frank SZATKUS aka: Frank WALLACE (Abt 1890-    ) (26)
  Marr. Date: 11 Apr 1911 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (12) Divorced: 1942
      Spouse: Guido DEIRO (1896-1950) (27)
  Marr. Date: 1914 Divorced: 1920
      Spouse: Chester L RYBINSKI aka: Paul NOVAK (1923-1999) (28)
  Marr. Date: 1954 (Did not marry)
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3  F  Mildred Katharina WEST (29)
         AKA: Beverly OSBORNE, Beverly ARDEN
   Birthdate: 8 Dec 1898 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (30,31)
  Death date: 12 Mar 1982 - , Los Angeles, California, USA (32)
      Buried: 15 Mar 1981 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
     Address: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Kings County, New York
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
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4  M  John Edwin WEST II (33,34)
         AKA: Jack WEST, Jr.
   Birthdate: 11 Feb 1900 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (35,36)
  Death date: 12 Oct 1964 - , Los Angeles, California, USA (37)
      Buried: 14 Oct 1964 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
     Address: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Kings County, New York
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
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General Notes
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   I found a memorial for Katie at FindaGrave but the dates are incorrect (1881). Jack and
Tillie didn't marry until 1889 and Tillie was (at best) only 11 in 1881.
   Child number 2 is the multi-talented actress, writer, singer, and dancer Mae West. She began
her career in vaudeville as "Baby Mae" and did much of her writing as Jane Mast. In 1926, Ms
West as Jane Mast wrote the play "Sex" in which she played Margie LaMont and was susequently
arrested and imprisoned for 8 days on morals charges. The whole affair managed to catapult her
to national infamy and she never looked back. When censorship ruined the scripting for her movie
roles, she moved to Las Vegas and drew record-breaking crowds to her shows. Although she married
once for convenience, the couple never lived together as man and wife and divorced in 1943.
Deiro fans say that the couple married and divorced but I cannot find a record of it. However,
since he seems to be the only one to use the same name all the time, records can be hard to
find. She did have several affairs and live-ins, the last one for 26 years until her death. She
had no children.
   Child number 3, is Beverly Osborne/Arden, a talented singer. Mae paid to have her recorded
and a few of her recordings can be found on YouTube. I don't think she ever married or, at
least, it wasn't made public.
   I didn't find Jack and Tillie on the 1930 census but did find the siblings living together in
Manhattan; both girls are listed as younger than their baby brother.

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Birth Notes: Wife - Matilda DOELGER
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Her memorial at FindaGrave gives her birth date as 18 Feb 1875 but census records suggest that
she was born in 1869-1870. The 1900 says Dec 1870 and her death record gives 8 Dec 1874. This
error combined with the error on Katie's memorial make Tillie a very young mother at about age 6
and a half.


Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016

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Sources
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    1. 1910 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  John West.
    2. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Mae West.  John Patrick West.
    3. 1910 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  age 44, New York.
    4. 1900 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  age 35, Mar 1865, New York.
    5. 1880 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 171, pg 19 (10C).  age 14, New York.
    6. Obituary, Nevada State Journal, 7 Jan 1935, page 1, Jack West.
    7. 1880 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 171, pg 19 (10C).  John E West.
    8. New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909, West, Julia.  John Edwin West.
    9. 1880 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 171, pg 19 (10C).  Mary West.
    10. New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909, West, Julia.  Mary Colby.
    11. 1910 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  married 21 years.
    12. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Mae West.
    13. 1910 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  Matilda West.
    14. New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909, West, John Edwin.  Tillie Derlker West.
    15. California Death Index, West, John E.  Doelger.
    16. 1900 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  Tillie West.
    17. 1910 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  age 38, New York.
    18. 1900 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  age 29, Dec 1870, Germany.
    19. New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, West, Matilda.  8 Dec 1874,
         Germany.
    20. New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, West, Matilda.
    21. New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, West, Matilda.  Philip Delker.
    22. New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909, West, Katie.
    23. New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909, West, Katie.  23 Aug, 1891, Brooklyn.
    24. 1900 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  Mary J West.
    25. 1900 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  age 6, Aug 1893, New York.
    26. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Mae West.  Frank Wallace.
    27. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Mae West.  Guido Deiro.
    28. Obituary, Los Angeles Times, 15 Jul 1999, Paul Novak.  Chester L Rybinski.
    29. 1900 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  Mildred K West.
    30. 1900 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  age 1, Dec 1898, New York.
    31. New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909, West, Mildred Katharina.  8 Dec 1898,
         Brooklyn.
    32. California Death Index, West, Beverly Katherine.
    33. 1900 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  John E West.
    34. New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909, West, John Edwin.
    35. 1900 Federal Census, New York, Kings, ED 861, pg 16B.  age 3/12, Feb 1900, New York.
    36. New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909, West, John Edwin.  11 Feb 1900, Brooklyn.
    37. California Death Index, West, John E.

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My Notes
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If there is no SOURCE, I have no PROOF! I am well aware that some of the material here is
different than what is published elsewhere.

 

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