Donna asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 9 years ago

looking for information on evenlyn mae west?

she was a famous stripper, she has now passed, she did live in flordia

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  • 9 years ago
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    Life jackets were named after a different Mae West -

    1930 United States Federal Census about Amy Coomer

    Name: Amy Coomer

    Birth Year: abt 1921

    Birthplace: Kentucky

    Home in 1930: Tallula, Menard, Illinois

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    Relation to Head of House: Stepdaughter

    Mother's name: Annie Hinds

    Household Members:

    Name Age

    Aurtis E Hinds 58

    Annie Hinds 41

    Amy Coomer 9

  • Try to use proper English and/or proof read. It is Florida, with a capital F.

    Anyway, see:

    or ask any old guy. She had her face painted on many American war planes during WWII. Life vests used by the military, principally the Coast Guard & Navy, are called Mae Wests. Look at her photos and the reason is obvious.

    She had her photos glued to many lockers, both in the military and in school/colleges. You can probably find much more about her in your local public library.

    Source(s): life; google
  • 9 years ago

    This looks like the woman you are looking for. Evelyn West was born Amy Mae Coomer, in Adair County, Kentucky.

  • 9 years ago

    I typed her name into the search and found over 9 million results.

    Source(s): Genealogical researcher 40+ years
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