John Patrick West

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John Patrick West

Also Known As: "Battlin' Jack West"
Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: January 5, 1935 (68)
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Kings County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Edwin West and Mary Jane West
Husband of Matilda Delker West
Father of Mildred Katherine West; John Edwin West, II; Mae West; Private User and Katie West
Half brother of Edith West

Occupation: Prizefighter; Private Investigator
Managed by: Erica Howton
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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 ?


  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

March 1866
New York, NY, USA
August 17, 1893
Age 27
Bushwick, New York
December 8, 1898
Age 32
February 11, 1900
Age 33
January 5, 1935
Age 68
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States
Kings County, New York, United States