Mrs. West, Andy West and Lizzie West
[By Glen Villa Jr., Last Revised July 17, 2011]

Mrs. West was the mother of Andy West and Lizzie West and was named Mary West. Mary West was born in 1860 (1900 Census).

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 death certificate.

Andy West

Andy West was born on October 9, 1895 to Charlie West and Dolores Montez. Andy was a stepson to Mrs. Mary West.

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 1896.

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 RR section.

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 Alcalde.

Articles Concerning Andy West

Ione Valley Echo
March 21, 1925
Andy West, an Indian and tubercular patient, died last Wednesday at the camp in Jackson Valley.

Lizzie West

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.