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     311.       v.   John Ryland West, born 3 October 1878, Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas, died 1 February 1954, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas,[1019] buried Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery, Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas.[1020] He married circa 1904, to L. Avis Moore, born circa 1885, Plano, Collin County, Texas, died December 1950, Dallas, Texas.

John R. and Avis West lived in Dallas in 1910,[1021] 1920,[1022] and 1930.[1023] In 1910 they lived on Worth Street. In 1920 they lived on Ross Avenue. And, in 1930 they lived on Lakewood Boulevard. He was a civil engineer, public works. John R. West was also County Surveyor of Dallas County, for many years.

Dallas Morning News, 7 December 1950. Mrs. John R. West, Jr., a native of Plano, who was reared in Dallas, died Wednesday in a Dallas hospital. She lived at 4721 Tremont. Mrs. West’s father, B. B. Moore, moved to Dallas from Plano about 1888, when she was a child. Burial: Restland Memorial Park. Survivors: her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Graydon S. Johnson, Mrs. John W. Donaho, sons, John R. West, Lubbock, Robert H. West, Dallas; brother, Rex Moore, Sacramento, California; eight grandchildren.[1024]

[1019] Texas Death Record. John R. West, born 3 October 1878, Farmers Branch, Texas, died 1 February 1954, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. Parents: John R. West, Emma Retta Winn. Male, white, age 75, widowed. Both parents born Tennessee. Occupation: land surveyor. Place of residence: Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Burial: Dallas, Texas.

[1020] Tombstone, Sparkman Hillcrest, 7405, Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75225. John Ryland West, Jr., born 3 October 1878, died 1 February 1954.

[1021] 1910 U.S. Census, Dallas County, Texas, E.D. 50, Sheet 11A. West, John R., age 27, mar1, mar 6 yrs; Avis, wife, age 25, mar1, mar 6 yrs.; Ruth, dau., age 5; Nell, dau., age 8/12. All white.

[1022] 1920 U.S. Census, Dallas County, Texas, S.D. 5, E.D. 15, Sheet 13B, Dallas City. West, John R., age 38, mar, born Texas Texas Texas; Addis L., wife, age 37, mar, born Texas Ala. Ill.; Ruth, dau., age 14; Nell, dau., age 10; John R., Jr., son, age 2. All white.

[1023] 1930 U.S. Census, Dallas County, Texas, S.D. 10, E.D. 57-145, Sheet 8A. Dallas city. West, John R., Jr., age 48, mar at 23; Avis, wife, age 43, mar at 20; Nell, dau., age 20, single; Jack, son, age 12; Bob, son, age 9. All white.

[1024] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 7 December 1950, p. 14.

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