Jake Avis Jr

Jake Avis Jr (1922 - 1961)

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Jake Avis Jr
Born in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of [private wife (1920s - 2000s)]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1940s - unknown)] and
Died in Austin, Travis County, Texas, USAmap
Profile last modified 17 Sep 2019 | Created 19 Jun 2017
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Jake Avis, Jr. was born in Wichita Falls, TX in 1922, the family moving to Austin when he was about 9 or 10. He attended Alamo School and Austin High School graduating in 1939. After 2.5 years of college at Texas A&M, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps on 12/30/1941. He served in Guard detachments in Hawaii and California.

Jake married Margaret Chiles of Austin in 1944 in Austin.

He was discharged from the service on 9/19/1945. He resumed dentistry studies at UT School of Dentistry in Houston and was certified in 1951. He had a dental practice in Austin in room 710 of the Capital National Bank building.

He and Peggy raised two sons and enjoyed vacationing at Port Aransas, TX and Colorado.

Dr. Avis was fatally injured by an accidental gun shot at home in 1961. He is buried next to his parents in Austin Memorial Park.


  • Birth Certificate of Jake Avis, Jr., Wichita County, Texas
  • Austin Memorial Park cemetery, Austin, TX - A. W. "Jake" Avis and family grave list
  • "Mrs. J. D. Avis Rites Will Be Sunday". Wichita Daily Times newspaper, Wichita Falls, TX. 6-28-1952 Transcript
  • "Mrs. James Rudd". Austin American, Austin, TX 1-29-1956 Transcript
  • "Avis-Chiles Wedding Date Set", An Austin Texas newspaper, unknown date, Avis-Chiles Wedding Announcement
  • "Former Wichitan Wed in Austin", A Wichita Falls Texas newspaper, unknown date, Avis-Chiles Wedding article
  • U. S. Census 1930, Wichita Co., TX., Wichita Falls City, Supr. Dist. 3, Enum. Dist. 243-28, Block 61, sheet 9A, page 9, Family 144, 4/7/1930 Transcript
  • U. S. Census, 1940, Travis County, Texas, USA, Justice Prec. 4-5, Block #'s 65-67, Supervisor District #10, Enumerator District #227-8A, Sheet 14A, 5-1-1940 Transcript
  • Audio interview about the life of Jake Avis, Jr. by his mother Gladys Roberson Avis in possession of Avis-179
  • First-hand knowledge of Avis-179
  • Remembrances of A. W. "Jake" Avis Transcript
  • "A.W. (JAKE) AVIS", Austin American-Statesman newspaper, 3/17/1976, p. D20 Transcript
  • Death Certificate of Jake Avis, Jr., Travis County, Texas
  • Obituaries of Jake Avis, Jr.:
  • "Former Resident Dies At Austin", A Wichita Falls Texas newspaper, unknown date, Transcript
  • "Former Wichitan Dies in Austin", Wichita Falls Times newspaper, 2/22/1961, p. 20 Transcript
  • "Avis Rites To Be Held Thursday", Austin Statesman newspaper, 2/22/1961, p. 2 Transcript
  • "Rifle Shot Fatal For Austin Man", Austin American newspaper, 2/22/1961, p. 1 Transcript

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