Mrs. West was the mother of Andy West and
Lizzie West and was named Mary West. Mary West was born in 1860
According to the 1900 Census, Mary West was
residing with Charlie West in Township 2, Ione. According to 1900
Census, Mary West married Charlie West in 1890. Mary West had
given birth to 5 children, 4 of which were still living. Mary (40)
and Charlie (50) were living together with children Lena (6), Andy
(4), and Teresa (14).
According to the 1910 Census, Mary West was
residing with her husband Charlie West in the San Joaquin Township
of Sacramento County. Mary was 50 and Charlie was 51. According to
the 1910 Census, Mary and Charlie West were married in 1892.
Mary’s husband Charlie West died on September
19, 1911 and was buried in the Buena Vista Indian Cemetery.
In 1915, Mary West also appears on Terrell’s
census for the “Sanador and Plymouth-Indians.” Mary was 60 years
old at the time and living with her daughter Theresa West and
son-in-law Ben Walloupe.
Upon her death on February 25, 1922, Mary West
was buried in the Buena Vista Indian Cemetery alongside her
husband, Charlie West. Mary West was listed as about 80 on her
Andy West was born on October 9, 1895 to
Charlie West and Dolores Montez. Andy was a stepson to Mrs. Mary
According to the 1900 Census, Andy West was
residing with Charlie West and Mary West in Township 2, Ione. Andy
West was 4 years old at the time and indicated a birth year of
In 1910, Andy West was attending the Carson
Indian School in Nevada.
On August 24,1917, Andy West registered for the
Draft. . According to the selective service records, Andy was born
October 9, 1894 in Ione. Andy claimed exemption from the draft due
to “support of mother.” Andy was employed as a cannery hand for
the Alaska Packers Assn in Kussiloff Alaska. Andy was described as
single, medium height, medium build, black eyes and black hair.
Andy’s home was Ione.
According to the 1920 Census, Andy West was
residing with wife Pearl in West Ione, Township 2 of Amador
County. Andy was 28 and Pearl was 18. Andy was a laborer for the
Andy West died on March 18, 1925 from
Tuberculosis and was buried in the Buena Vista Indian Cemetery.
The death certificate for Andy West identifies his wife as Pearl
Concerning Andy West
March 21, 1925
Andy West, an Indian and tubercular patient, died last Wednesday at the camp in Jackson Valley.
Lizzie West isn’t clear who this is. It could be a sister to Andy West, which there was a Lizzie West that was a sister to Andy West, or it could be a spouse of a West.