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Cora Hannah (Beals) West

Birth: She was born in 1876 at Iowa.  

Family Information: Mother of Gertrude (West) Newman, plus quite a few others, including Fred West. 

Sister of May Beals and aunt of May's son, Elwood Beals Hoffpauir.

Ida (Pickett West) Bell was her husband's step-mother. 


Pre-Colony History: In 1880 she was living with her parents and sister, May, in Iowa.

In 1900 she was living in Louisiana with her husband, Frederick West. In 1910 they were living in Tennessee with their children while her husband farmed.

In 1920 she, Frederick and their children, along with Cora's mother and nephew, were living in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, while Frederick worked as a dealer of farm implements.  

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Post-Colony History: In 1935 Mrs. Busick, on her day off, caught a ride and visited Jennings, Louisiana, where she'd never been. She inquired her way to the home of Fred West (from whom the Rice Ranch had been purchased). He wasn't at home, but she had a very pleasant visit with his mother, Mrs. Beals, who had also lived in the colony nine or ten years prior.  


Sources: US Census: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920; "Llano Colonist": November 2, 1935  


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