Professional Wrestling January 1937

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Los Angeles CA: January 6, 1937: (Olympic) ... Vincent Lopez w/Ed (Strangler) Lewis beat Nick Lutze ... Jules Strongbow vs Tiny Roebuck

Los Angeles CA: January 13, 1937: (Olympic) ... Vincent Lopez w/Ed (Strangler) Lewis vs Nick Lutze w/Sammy Stein ... Jules Strongbow vs Tiny Roebuck ... Referee: Man Mountain Dean... Al Bisignano vs Chief Chewacki (as King Chewaki) ... Bobby Stewart vs Casey Berger ... Herb Freeman vs Red Vagnone ... Howard Cantonwine vs Jack McArthur ... Paul Harper vs John Spellman ... NOTE: Joe (Toots) Mondt is at ringside


(Los Angeles Times, Thursday, January 21, 1937)

Verifying what he said "Everybody knew," yet no one seemed to know about, Ed (Strangler) Lewis, former world's heavyweight wrestling champion, disclosed yesterday that he and Miss Bobbie Lee West were married in Yuma, Ariz., January 11.

Friends of the affable ex-champion say they had heard he was planning marriage, but none could be found who actually knew it had taken place.

Miss West, Lewis said, formerly lived in Corpus Christi, Tex., and Muskogee, Okla.

"We've known each other twelve years," Lewis swaid.

The big mat man lives in Glendale, and in addition to keeping up his wrestling interests, chiefly managerial, operates several restaurants in southern California.

"This is my 'first' marriage," laughed the thrice-before wed Lewis. His last wife, the former Elaine Tomaso, Riverside (Cal.) art student, died in 1933.

Los Angeles CA: January 24, 1937: Ed (Strangler) Lewis has purchased a hillside residence in Laurel Canyon from the C.L. Wood Company for approximately $9,500, reports the Los Angeles Times ... The property is at 8145 Willow Glen Road, not far from the former home of the late Ralf M. Walker ... Lewis' parcel is approximately one acre, improved with a seven-room stucco residence, concrete garage and two cottages ... Los Angeles realtor C.H. Burnett arranged the transaction ... Lewis was represented by attorney Owen C. Emery of Glendale.

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