Post by Diane Merkel on Mar 25, 2015 16:13:57 GMT -5
John Edgar West married:
1 – Josephine Lavonia Commander 2 – Dora Henderson 3 – Bessie Lou West (her maiden name was also West)
When John and #1 (known as Lavonia) divorced, she was given ownership of the West Hotel in Ponce de Leon. It apparently was torn down about six months ago.
John Edgar West was a pastor who owned a turpentine still after he lost the hotel. He is said to have had a general goods store in DeFuniak Springs and a house on Circle Drive. He and his third wife are buried together in Magnolia Cemetery.
Please let me know if you can fill in the blanks of John Edgar West's life, especially which house on the circle he may have owned and where his store was located.
Diane Merkel Museum Archivist Walton County Heritage Association, Inc. WaltonCountyHeritage@cox.net