John Patrick West (c.1870 - 1935)

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Nicknames: "Battlin' Jack West"
Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Occupation: Prizefighter; Private Investigator
Managed by: Erica Isabel Howton, (c)
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About John Patrick West

John Patrick West (d. 1935) was a "bare knuckles prizefighter" under the name Battlin' Jack West. He was a native New Yorker from the lower east side. He later worked as a "special policeman" and then as a private investigator who ran his own agency. A heavy smoker and drinker, he turned to violence when thwarted. [7] [8]

Parents: John Edwin West and ?

Married:

  1. Matilda Delker-Doelger ("Tillie", d. 1930)

Childen of Jack West and Tillie Delker:

  1. Katie (d. respiratory disease)
  2. Mildred Katharina West ("Beverly", b. 1898, d. 1982)
  3. Mary Jane AKA Mae West (1898-1980)
  4. John Edwin West (b. 1900, d. 1964)

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John Patrick West's Timeline

1870
1870
New York, NY, USA
1893
August 17, 1893
Age 23
Bushwick, New York
1898
December 8, 1898
Age 28
1900
February 11, 1900
Age 30
1935
1935
Age 65
New York, NY, USA