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Mr. James Emerson West, of 203 Oak Street, died early today in Bakersfield. He was born December 22, 1877 in Pulaski, Missouri, and was a retired oil worker. He was a member of Midway Lodge F&AM, No. 426 . Survivors include his widow, Elizabeth Ann West, Taft; one daughter, Mrs. Iva Gilman, Taft; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Monday at 3:00 p.m., and interment will follow in the West Side Cemetery.