Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cora Textor West, 1870-1954

Cora Textor was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1870. Her father Albert Textor owned a jewelry store in Sandusky. Cora did not marry until she was forty years of age. In the summer of 1909, Cora Textor married William G. West at his ranch in Petersburg, Virginia. An article  in the Sandusky Star Journal of January 23, 1935 stated that Cora had spent the summer of 1909 on a trip to Europe, and she married Mr. West shortly after her return. William G. West was the son of William T. West and Lydia Mahala (Todd) West, who were prominent Sandusky residents.  Cora and William were the parents of one son, William Textor West, who was born in 1910. William G. West died in April, 1913, at his home in Virginia. In 1915, Cora Textor West was issued a patent for a baby dresser. Below is a drawing from patent number 1,127,139.

By the 1930s, Cora had moved to Hollywood, California, where she resided with her sister, Amanda Textor Moore. Cora Textor West died in California in August of 1954. Her remains were returned to Sandusky, Ohio, and she was buried in the West family lot at Oakland Cemetery.

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