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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
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