William Dossie Owens

M, ID# 10451, b. 23 January 1893, d. 10 May 1953
  • Note*: One source gives Jan 1953 as his death date.7
  • Last Edited: 6 Mar 2004

Family: Lillian Slaton b. 25 Jan 1894, d. Dec 1975

Citations

  1. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998, (naming James Benjamin ['Bauch'] Owens as his father).
  2. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (naming Emma Loutency Walker as his mother).
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above.
  4. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, Lurline Stanley, and Douglas Ray Stanley, comps., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas (Diana, Tex.: n. pub., 1974), p. 175 (giving his name as Doss Owens and giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1946-55, vol. 16, p. 7769, file 27564 (giving the date, county, and state but not the city).
  6. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (naming the city but not the cemetery).
  7. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, et al., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas, above, p. 175 (giving his name as Doss Owens).

Lillian Slaton

F, ID# 10452, b. 25 January 1894, d. December 1975
  • Last Edited: 6 Mar 2004

Family: William Dossie Owens b. 23 Jan 1893, d. 10 May 1953

Citations

  1. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 24 Jul 2000.
  2. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, Lurline Stanley, and Douglas Ray Stanley, comps., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas (Diana, Tex.: n. pub., 1974), p. 175.
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 24 Jul 2000 (stating that she died in Dec 1975; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Gilmer, Tex. when she died).

John Marvin Owens

M, ID# 10453, b. 18 December 1895, d. 26 April 1917
  • Note*: He died of double pneumonia as a result of measles.3
  • Last Edited: 6 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998, (naming James Benjamin ['Bauch'] Owens as his father).
  2. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (naming Emma Loutency Walker as his mother).
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above.
  4. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, Lurline Stanley, and Douglas Ray Stanley, comps., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas (Diana, Tex.: n. pub., 1974), p. 69 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, et al., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas, above, p. 69.
  6. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (identifying the cemetery as East Mountain Cemetery, Gladewater, Texas).

Eddie Owens

M, ID# 10454, b. 1 January 1897, d. 18 October 1897
  • Birth*: He was born on 1 January 1897 in Texas.3
  • Death*: He died on 18 October 1897.3
  • Note*: He is probably buried in Infant Graveyard, Upshur County, Texas.3
  • Last Edited: 31 Oct 1998

Citations

  1. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998, (naming James Benjamin ['Bauch'] Owens as his father).
  2. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (naming Emma Loutency Walker as his mother).
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above.

Myrtle Lee Owens

F, ID# 10455, b. 2 April 1899, d. 24 June 1976
  • Last Edited: 31 Oct 1998

Citations

  1. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998, (naming James Benjamin ['Bauch'] Owens as her father).
  2. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (naming Emma Loutency Walker as her mother).
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 31 Oct 1998 (giving only the date).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 31 Oct 1998 (stating that she died in Jun 1976; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Marshall, Texas when she died).

Homer Elmer ('Toad') Owens

M, ID# 10457, b. 13 April 1901, d. 27 July 1965
  • Last Edited: 31 Oct 1998

Citations

  1. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998, (naming James Benjamin ['Bauch'] Owens as his father).
  2. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (naming Emma Loutency Walker as his mother).
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above.

Lula Mae Owens

F, ID# 10459, b. 20 December 1902, d. 3 April 1969
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998, (naming James Benjamin ['Bauch'] Owens as her father).
  2. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (naming Emma Loutency Walker as her mother).
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above.
  4. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, Lurline Stanley, and Douglas Ray Stanley, comps., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas (Diana, Tex.: n. pub., 1974), p. 69 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, et al., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas, above, p. 69.
  6. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (identifying the cemetery as East Mountain Cemetery, Gladewater, Texas).

Robert Leslie ('Dago') Owens

M, ID# 10461, b. 6 April 1905, d. 13 April 1967
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998, (naming James Benjamin ['Bauch'] Owens as his father).
  2. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (naming Emma Loutency Walker as his mother).
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 31 Oct 1998 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, Lurline Stanley, and Douglas Ray Stanley, comps., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas (Diana, Tex.: n. pub., 1974), p. 70 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  6. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 31 Oct 1998 (giving only the month and year).
  7. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, et al., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas, above, p. 70 (giving only the year).
  8. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (identifying the cemetery as East Mountain Cemetery, Gladewater, Texas).
  9. [S937] Audie Ray Stanley, et al., Upshur County Cemetery Records of Texas, above, p. 70.

Dessie Irene Owens

F, ID# 10463, b. 13 March 1907, d. 28 May 1987
  • Note*: They had fourteen children.3
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998, (naming James Benjamin ['Bauch'] Owens as her father).
  2. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above, (naming Emma Loutency Walker as her mother).
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 12 Nov 1997 (stating that she died in May 1987; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Good Springs, Texas when she died).

Lonnie Winston ('Britt') Wright Jr.

M, ID# 10466, b. 26 February 1910, d. August 1986
  • Birth*: He was born on 26 February 1910.1
  • Death*: He died in August 1986 at age 76.2,3
  • Note*: He was a carpenter.4
  • Last Edited: 8 Jul 2004

Citations

  1. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 31 Oct 1998.
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 31 Oct 1998 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Longview, Texas when he died).
  3. [S437] Barbara Wright, family group sheet sent to Roger Bartlett, 26 Oct 1998, (giving only the year).
  4. [S437] Barbara Wright, 26 Oct 1998 family group sheet, above.

Martha Eliza ('Lisa') Rakestraw

F, ID# 10467, b. 1 October 1849, d. 2 October 1922
  • Other Names*: Lisa Rakestraw, Eliza Rakestraw Jester, Eliza Jester, Lisa Rakestraw Jester, Lisa Jester, Martha Jester, Martha Rakestraw Jester.
  • Scrapbook*: "Mrs. C. W. Jester and daughter, Miss Lila, are back from the World's Fair."10

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 May 2016

Family: Charles Wesley Jester b. 3 Apr 1841, d. 2 Apr 1909

Citations

  1. [S151] Annie Carpenter Love, History of Navarro County (Dallas, Tex.: Southwest Press, 1933), p. 274 (naming G. A. Rakestraw as her father).
  2. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  3. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32 (giving only the date).
  4. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Martha Eliza Rakestraw Jester, memorial no. 30530559 (viewed on 19 May 2016).
  6. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 17 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. I, p. 273) (giving her name as M. E. Rakestraw).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Martha Eliza Rakestraw Jester, memorial no. 30530559 (viewed on 19 May 2016) (not giving the date or place).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles Wesley Jester, memorial no. 11393396 (viewed on 19 May 2016) (not giving the date or place).
  9. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32.
  10. [S1273] Daily Courier-Light, Corsicana, Tex., 11 Jul 1904, p. 4, col. 5. The 1904 World's Fair, officially the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri.
  11. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as his mother).
  12. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as his mother).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dr. Homer Bates Jester, Sr., memorial no. 30530747 (viewed on 19 May 2016) (naming Martha Eliza Rakestraw Jester as his mother).
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Martha Eliza Rakestraw Jester, memorial no. 30530559 (viewed on 19 May 2016) (naming Martha Eliza Rakestraw Jester as his mother).
  15. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (naming M. E. Jester as his mother).
  16. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as her mother).
  17. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnavarr/index.htm (biography of Josh Halbert) (naming Eliza Rakestraw as her mother).
  18. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as her mother).
  19. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw is assumed to be his mother).
  20. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (naming M. E. Jester as her mother).
  21. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw is assumed to be her mother).

Martha Louise Jester

F, ID# 10468, b. 1841, d. 1871
  • Last Edited: 30 Sep 2007

Family: Thomas Jefferson Kendall b. 1835, d. 1890

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Levi Jester as her father).
  2. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Levi Jester as her father).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Diadema McKinney as her mother).
  4. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Diadema McKinney as her mother).
  5. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  6. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that she was born ca. 1843 in Illinois).
  7. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 11 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. I, p. 113) (giving his name as Thomas I. Kendall).
  8. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  9. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Martha Louise Jester as his mother).
  10. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Martha Louise Jester as his mother).

Thomas Jefferson Kendall

M, ID# 10469, b. 1835, d. 1890
  • Last Edited: 30 Sep 2007

Family: Martha Louise Jester b. 1841, d. 1871

Citations

  1. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  2. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 11 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. I, p. 113) (giving his name as Thomas I. Kendall).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Thomas Jefferson Kendall as his father).
  5. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Thomas Jefferson Kendall, Sr. as his father).

Mary Diadema Jester

F, ID# 10470, b. 11 December 1844, d. 11 November 1903
  • Obituary*: "HAMILTON—Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 11.—Mrs. Mary Hamilton, wife of James D. Hamilton, a leading farmer of this neighborhood, and sister of Hon. Geo. T., C. W. and L. L. Jester, died this morning at the family residence west of the city."10

Additional Resources

• A short history of the Jester family in Navarro County, Texas is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2014

Family: James Daniel Hamilton b. 21 Apr 1844, d. 15 Feb 1929

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Levi Jester as her father).
  2. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Diadema McKinney as his mother).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  4. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 60 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 13 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. I, p. 158).
  6. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date and stating that she probably died in Navarro County, Texas).
  7. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 60 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  8. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 13 Nov 1903, p. 11 (obituary of Mrs. Mary Hamilton) (stating that she died the morning of 11 Nov 1903 at the family residence west of Corsicana, Texas).
  9. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 60.
  10. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 13 Nov 1903, p. 11 ("Mortuary").
  11. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Mary Diadema Jester as his mother).

James Daniel Hamilton

M, ID# 10471, b. 21 April 1844, d. 15 February 1929
  • Other Names*: James Allen Hamilton.1
  • Obituary*: James D. Hamilton Dies at Corsicana
    Special to The News.
    CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 15.—James Daniel Hamilton, 84, resident of Corsicana for eighty-one years, died at the family home Friday. The funeral will be held from the First Methodist Church Saturday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
    Mr. Hamilton was a Confederate veteran, belonging to Camp Winkler, United Confederate Veterans.
    Surviving are two sons, F. G. Hamilton of Corsicana and W. L. Hamilton of Chickasha, Ok; five daughters, Mrs. Eve M. Penny of El Paso, Mrs. C. B. Megarity of Beaumont, Mrs. K. C. Childers of Albuquerque, N. M; Mrs. Ruth H. Iden of Dallas; Miss Jessie Hamilton of Corsicana; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. S. L. Hart of Corsicana and Mrs. W. R. Pryor of Ennis.10
  • Note*: He had been a resident of Corsicana, Texas for eighty-one years when he died at the age of 84. He was a Confederate veteran. He was survived by two sons, five daughters, twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and two sisters.7
  • Last Edited: 16 Feb 2012

Family: Mary Diadema Jester b. 11 Dec 1844, d. 11 Nov 1903

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 60.
  3. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 16 Feb 1929, pt. 1, p. 12 (obituary of James Daniel Hamilton) (not giving the date but stating that he was eighty-four years old when he died on 15 Feb 1929).
  4. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 13 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. I, p. 158).
  5. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date and stating that he probably died in Navarro County, Texas).
  6. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 60 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 16 Feb 1929, pt. 1, p. 12 (obituary of James Daniel Hamilton).
  8. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the place but not the date).
  9. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 60 (giving the place but not the date).
  10. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 16 Feb 1929, pt. 1, p. 12.
  11. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming James Daniel Hamilton as his father).

Vina Cordelia Jester

F, ID# 10472, b. 10 August 1848, d. 13 June 1916
  • Other Names*: Vina Jester, Vina Cordelia Jester Bates, Vina Cordelia Bates, Vina Jester Bates, Vina Bates.
  • Obituary*: “HIGHLY ESTEEMED LADY DEAD.
      “Old Time Corsicana Resident Passes Away.
      “Mrs. Vina C. Bates, wife of R. B. Bates, and a sister of Hon. Geo. T. Jester and of L. L. Jester, and of the late C. W. Jester, died at her home, 1571 West Fifth avenue, last night after a long and painful illness. Besides the brothers named the deceased is survived by one son, Robert Bates, and many nieces and nephews, children of Gov. Jester, C. W. Jester, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hamilton and L. L. Jester.
      “The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana since girlhood and had consequently spent nearly all of her life here and all our older citizens knew and loved her for her many noble womanly attributes, exalted character and kind and sympathetic nature. Nothing pleased her better than to do good to others, and many are the noble deeds that will keep her memory sacred wherever she was best and longest known. The last years of her life were sorely beset with physical infirmities, but all were borne with that Christian fortitude that had been characteristic of her life, and she met the grim reaper with the fortitude of a brave soldier and drew the drapery of her [word blurred and unintelligible] about her and lay down to pleasant dreams.
      “The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the home at four o’clock, with Rev. J. W. Fort officiating and the following acting as pallbearers:
      “Honorary—B. L. Davis, T. G. Brooks, C. L. Fewell, W. M. Tatum, B. H. Woods, Sr., and Rev. Abe Mulkey.
      “Active—J. A. Jarrell, F. A. Elliott, T. L. Scruggs, W. M. Peck, Mitt Solwell, and Dr. R. N. Holloway.”.16
  • Scrapbook*: “The death of Mrs. Vina Bates was a sadness to many old friends and relatives. A long residence here had made her part and parcel of Corsicana where, before the deplorable accident some years ago which made a cripple of her, she was active in church and social work and an ardent Daughter of the Confederacy. A woman of great pride, high ideals and intellect, who was highly regarded by the intimate circle of friends who knew her well. The writer was especially fond of her and enjoyed many interesting talks with her on the many subjects which interested her deeply.”.17
  • Note*: Her grave marker (and several other sources, all of which probably are derived from the inscription on the grave marker) gives 9 Jun 1916 as the date of her death. It seems more likely that her obituary, published in a daily newspaper, is correct in giving 13 Jun 1916 as her date of death.18,19

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
• A short history of the Jester family in Navarro County, Texas is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2014

Family: Robert Patrick Bates Sr. b. 1832, d. 21 Aug 1916

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Levi Jester as her father).
  2. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Diadema McKinney as her mother).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date but not the place).
  4. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 109 (giving the date but not the place).
  5. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Vina Jester Bates, memorial no. 53451611, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  8. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 32 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. II, p. 222).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Vina Jester Bates, memorial no. 53451611, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 ( not giving the date or place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Sr., memorial no. 33760588, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (not giving the date or place).
  11. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 14 Jun 1916, p. 7, cols. 5-6 (obituary of Mrs. Vina C. Bates) (stating that she died that night "after a long and painful illness").
  12. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (not giving the date).
  13. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 109 (not giving the date).
  14. [S111] Supposition as to date, based on statement in obituary that funeral would occur on 15 Jun 1916.
  15. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Vina Jester Bates, memorial no. 53451611, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 ( not giving the date).
  16. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 14 Jun 1916, p. 7, cols. 5-6 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun, with obvious typographical errors corrected).
  17. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 19 Jun 1916, p. 3, col. 4 ("In Society") (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  18. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Vina Jester Bates, memorial no. 53451611, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (including a picture of her grave marker with 9 Jun 1916 as her date of death).
  19. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 14 Jun 1916, p. 7, cols. 5-6 (obituary of Mrs. Vina C. Bates, giving 13 Jun 1916 as her date of death).
  20. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Vina Cordelia Jester as his mother).
  21. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Jr., memorial no. 53451519, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (naming Vina Jester Bates as his mother).
  22. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Vina Jester Bates, memorial no. 53451611, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (naming Vina Jester Bates as his mother).

Robert Patrick Bates Sr.

M, ID# 10473, b. 1832, d. 21 August 1916

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2014

Family: Vina Cordelia Jester b. 10 Aug 1848, d. 13 Jun 1916

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 109.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Sr., memorial no. 33760588, viewed on 23 Mar 2014.
  4. [S7] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 1, 1846-1888 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 32 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. II, p. 222).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Vina Jester Bates, memorial no. 53451611, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 ( not giving the date or place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Sr., memorial no. 33760588, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (not giving the date or place).
  7. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 109 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Sr., memorial no. 33760588, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Robert Patrick Bates, Sr. as his father).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Jr., memorial no. 53451519, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (naming Robert Patrick Bates Sr. as his father).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Sr., memorial no. 33760588, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (naming Robert Patrick Bates Sr. as his father).

Levin Levi Jester

M, ID# 10474, b. 6 January 1851, d. 11 March 1938
  • Note*: He came to Texas at seven years of age, in 1858, by Mississippi River steamboat from Illinois to Gaines Landing, Arkansas and by wagon from there to Corsicana, Texas. He began working for a mercantile firm in Bryan, Texas in 1869 and entered Trinity University, at Tehuacana, Texas, in 1872. In 1881 he and brothers C. W. and George organized the Jester Brothers private bank in Corsicana. He moved to Houston in 1889 to organize Houston National Bank and was elected secretary of Texas Bankers Association the same year. He moved to Tyler, Texas in 1892, where he organized Jester National Bank and operated it for twenty years. In 1912 he moved to Dallas, where he organized Merchants National Bank and operated it until 1915, when he retired because of ill health.7
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2013

Family: Mary Eliza ('Minnie') Cain b. 5 Feb 1861, d. 22 Aug 1946

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Levi Jester as his father).
  2. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 12 Mar 1938, sec. I, p. 12 (obituary of Levi Leven Jester) (naming Levi Jester as his father).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Diadema McKinney as his mother).
  4. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 12 Mar 1938, sec. I, p. 12 (obituary of Levi Leven Jester) (naming Diadema McKinney as his mother).
  5. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 139 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  6. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…
  7. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 12 Mar 1938, sec. I, p. 12 (obituary of Levi Leven Jester).
  8. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  9. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 139.
  10. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 12 Mar 1938, sec. I, p. 12 (obituary of Levi Leven Jester) (stating that burial would be in Corsicana, Texas without naming the cemetery).
  11. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Levin L. Jester as his father).
  12. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 139 ("first born of L. & Leven C. Jester").
  13. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 12 Mar 1938, sec. I, p. 12 (obituary of Levi Leven Jester) (naming Levi Leven Jester as his father).
  14. [S577] California Death Records, online http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/graphics/ca.html, viewed on 2 Jun 2000 (stating that his father's last name was Jester).

Mary Eliza ('Minnie') Cain

F, ID# 10475, b. 5 February 1861, d. 22 August 1946
  • Other Names*: Mary Eliza Cain, Mary Cain, Minnie Cain, Mary Eliza Cain Jester, Mary Eliza Jester, Mary Cain Jester, Mary Jester, Minnie Jester.8
  • Note*: She came to Texas with her parents during the Civil War. She studied at the University of Kansas and the Boston Conservatory of Music and was widely known as a harpist and a vocalist. She studied the harp in St. Louis, Chicago, New York, and Berlin. She was living in Tyler, Texas when she married Leven Jester.3,6
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2013

Family: Levin Levi Jester b. 6 Jan 1851, d. 11 Mar 1938

Citations

  1. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 139 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  2. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…
  3. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 12 Mar 1938, sec. I, p. 12 (obituary of Levi Leven Jester).
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  5. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1946-55, vol. 11, p. 5259, file 35898.
  6. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 24 Aug 1946, sec. I, p. 4 (obituary of Mrs. L. L. Jester).
  7. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 139.
  8. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 139 (giving her name as Minnie C. Jester).
  9. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Minnie Cain as his mother).
  10. [S577] California Death Records, online http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/graphics/ca.html, viewed on 2 Jun 2000 (stating that his mother's maiden name was Cain).

Judge Charles Lee Jester

M, ID# 10476, b. 17 September 1871, d. 25 November 1942
  • Note*: He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1893, practiced law in Corsicana, and in 1905 was county judge of Navarro County, Texas. He was chairman of the Navarro Community Foundation, president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, a director of State National Bank in Corsicana, and author of a history of Navarro County. He was a member of Hella Shrine Temple in Dallas, of the Navarro County, Texas, and American Bar Associations, the Texas State Historical Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the Confederacy. He was a Methodist, a Mason, and a Knight Templar. He was a great-grandson of Rev. Hampton McKinney, founder of Corsicana. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, two sisters, a brother, and five grandchildren.15,16

Additional Resources

• A short history of the Jester family in Navarro County, Texas is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2014

Family: Arabella ('Belle') Fish b. 22 May 1879, d. 30 Jun 1953

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as his father).
  2. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Nov 1942, sec. 1, p. 7 (obituary of C. L. Jester) (naming Charles W. Jester as his father).
  3. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as his father).
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as his mother).
  5. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as his mother).
  6. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  7. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32 (giving only the date).
  8. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  9. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Nov 1942, sec. 1, p. 7 (obituary of C. L. Jester) (not giving the date).
  10. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (giving the date but not the place).
  11. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Nov 1942, sec. 1, p. 7 (obituary of C. L. Jester) (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the place but not the date).
  13. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (giving the place but not the date).
  14. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (giving the place but not the date).
  15. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XV, no. III (Aug 1992), p. 26 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Poll Tax Book 2, Precinct 2, No. 27) (stating that he was a lawyer in Corsicana, Texas).
  16. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Nov 1942, sec. 1, p. 7 (obituary of C. L. Jester).
  17. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Charles Lee Jester as her father).
  18. [S124] Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Tex., 28 Jan 2000, p. B4 (obituary of Elise Jester Meadows) (naming Charles Lee Jester as her father).

Arabella ('Belle') Fish

F, ID# 10477, b. 22 May 1879, d. 30 June 1953
  • Other Names*: Arabella Fish, Arabella Fish Jester, Arabella Jester, Belle Fish, Belle Fish Jester, Belle Jester.
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Family: Judge Charles Lee Jester b. 17 Sep 1871, d. 25 Nov 1942

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32.
  3. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  4. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 26 Nov 1942, sec. 1, p. 7 (obituary of C. L. Jester) (not giving the date).
  5. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (giving only the date).
  6. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Belle Fish as her mother).
  7. [S124] Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Tex., 28 Jan 2000, p. B4 (obituary of Elise Jester Meadows) (naming Arabella Jester as her mother).

Dr. Homer Bates Jester Sr.

M, ID# 10478, b. 31 December 1876, d. 26 January 1943

Homer Bates Jester, Sr.'s tombstone, Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex., courtesy of Eva Whearley.
  • Other Names*: Homer Jester.
  • Note*: He was a physician in Corsicana, Texas.15

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
• A short history of the Jester family in Navarro County, Texas is here.
  • Last Edited: 19 May 2016

Family:

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as his father).
  2. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Dr. Homer Bates Jester, Sr., memorial no. 30530747 (viewed on 19 May 2016) (naming Charles Wesley Jester as his father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles Wesley Jester, memorial no. 11393396 (viewed on 19 May 2016) (naming Charles Wesley Jester as his father).
  5. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as his mother).
  6. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as his mother).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dr. Homer Bates Jester, Sr., memorial no. 30530747 (viewed on 19 May 2016) (naming Martha Eliza Rakestraw Jester as his mother).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Martha Eliza Rakestraw Jester, memorial no. 30530559 (viewed on 19 May 2016) (naming Martha Eliza Rakestraw Jester as his mother).
  9. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  10. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 31 (giving only the date).
  11. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dr. Homer Bates Jester, Sr., memorial no. 30530747 (giving the date but not the place) (viewed on 19 May 2016).
  13. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 31.
  14. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dr. Homer Bates Jester, Sr., memorial no. 30530747 (viewed on 19 May 2016).
  15. [S31] Navarro Leaves and Branches, vol. XVI, no. II (May 1993), p. 17 (citing Navarro County, Tex. Poll Tax Book 2, Precinct 2, No. 63).

Walter Beaton Jester

M, ID# 10479, b. 20 August 1877, d. 1 February 1878
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as his father).
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32 (naming C. W. Jester as his father).
  3. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as his father).
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as his mother).
  5. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (naming M. E. Jester as his mother).
  6. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as his mother).
  7. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that he probably was born in Navarro County, Tex.).
  8. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32.
  9. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (stating that he probably was born in Navarro County, Tex.).
  10. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that he probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).
  11. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (stating that he probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).
  12. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  13. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.

Ida Jester

F, ID# 10480, b. 1879, d. 28 November 1961
  • Note*: She lived in Corsicana, Texas all her life.11

Additional Resources

• A short history of the Jester family in Navarro County, Texas is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2014

Family: Mayor Joshua Lucius Halbert Sr. b. 13 May 1869, d. 1 Jul 1929

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as her father).
  2. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnavarr/index.htm (biography of Josh Halbert) (naming Charles Wesley Jester as her father).
  3. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as her father).
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as her mother).
  5. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online, above (biography of Josh Halbert) (naming Eliza Rakestraw as her mother).
  6. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as her mother).
  7. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that she was born circa 1879 in Texas).
  8. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 29 Nov 1961, sec. 1, p. 14 (obituary of Mrs. Ida J. Halbert) (not giving the date or place but stating that she was eighty-one years old when she died on 28 Nov 1961).
  9. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  10. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online, above (biography of Josh Halbert).
  11. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 29 Nov 1961, sec. 1, p. 14 (obituary of Mrs. Ida J. Halbert).
  12. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (giving the date but stating that she probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).
  13. [S1017] Navarro County, Texas Genealogical and Historical Web Site, online, above (biography of Josh Halbert) (naming the place but not giving the date).

Hugh Cain Jester

M, ID# 10481, b. 19 October 1881, d. 5 April 1935
  • Note*: He lived in Corsicana, Texas "practically all of his life." He was survived by his wife, two daughters, two sisters, and three brothers.18

Additional Resources

• A short history of the Jester family in Navarro County, Texas is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2014

Family: Kate Jordan b. 25 Feb 1885, d. 8 Dec 1963

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Charles Wesley Jester is assumed to be his father).
  2. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as his father).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw is assumed to be his mother).
  4. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as his mother).
  5. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 31 (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Apr 1935, sec. I, p. 9 (obituary of Hugh Jester) (not giving the date but stating that he was fifty-four years old when he died on 5 Apr 1935 and that he was a native of Corsicana, Texas).
  9. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 7 Apr 1935, sec. I, p. 16 (obituary of Hugh Jester) (not giving the date but stating that he was fifty-four years old when he died on 5 Apr 1935 and that he was a native of Corsicana, Texas).
  10. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Kate Jordan is assumed to be Hugh Jester's wife).
  11. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  12. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date and county).
  13. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (giving the date and county).
  14. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 6 Apr 1935, sec. I, p. 9 (obituary of Hugh Jester) (stating that he died on 5 Apr 1935 in a Dallas hospital).
  15. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 7 Apr 1935, sec. I, p. 16 (obituary of Hugh Jester) (stating that he died on 5 Apr 1935 in a Dallas hospital).
  16. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 31 (not giving the date).
  17. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 7 Apr 1935, sec. I, p. 16 (obituary of Hugh Jester) (stating that the funeral would be on 7 Apr 1935 and that burial would be in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas, but not giving the date of the burial).
  18. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 7 Apr 1935, sec. I, p. 16 (obituary of Hugh Jester).

Kate Jordan

F, ID# 10482, b. 25 February 1885, d. 8 December 1963
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Family: Hugh Cain Jester b. 19 Oct 1881, d. 5 Apr 1935

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 31.
  3. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Kate Jordan is assumed to be Hugh Jester's wife).
  5. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that she probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).
  6. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (stating that she probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).

Mabel Jester

F, ID# 10483, b. 16 July 1883, d. 20 September 1885
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as her father).
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32 (naming C. W. Jester as her father).
  3. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as her father).
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as her mother).
  5. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (naming M. E. Jester as her mother).
  6. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as her mother).
  7. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that she probably was born in Navarro County, Tex.).
  8. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32.
  9. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that she probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).
  10. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (stating that she probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).
  11. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  12. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.

Lila Jester

F, ID# 10484, b. 25 July 1885, d. 16 May 1958
  • Scrapbook*: ". . . The danger line is passed in the critical illness of Mrs. Lowry Martin and she improves, slowly day by day which is good news for Lila’s many devoted friends.”.12
  • Obituary*: “Saturday Rites for Mrs. Martin
    “Funeral services for Mrs. Lowry (Lila) Martin, 1218 Mills Drive, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday, were to be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon chapel.
    “The rites were to be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she was a life-long member. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery.
    “A life-long resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Martin was the daughter of the late C. W. and Eliza Jester, pioneer Corsicana residents.
    “Surviving are her husband, co-owner of the Corsicana Daily Sun and Semi-Weekly Morning Light, and a sister, Mrs. J. L. Halbert, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
    “Pallbearers were to be Jimmy Ruth, Fred DeBose, Lynne A. Wortham, Dave Levy, Paul Moore, W. C. Stroube, John Cook, Maxwell Anderson, Josh Halbert, Homer Jester and J. F. Lumsden.”.13

Additional Resources

• A short history of the Jester family in Navarro County, Texas is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2014

Family: Lowry Martin b. 2 Feb 1883, d. 31 Oct 1959

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Charles Wesley Jester is assumed to be her father).
  2. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as her father).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw is assumed to be her mother).
  4. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as her mother).
  5. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  6. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32.
  7. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  8. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (not giving the date).
  9. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (not giving the date).
  10. [S1168] Biography of Lowry Martin, online at http://tinyurl.com/LowryMartin, viewed on 27 Jul 2011, viewed on 30 Sep 2007.
  11. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 30 Dec 1922, p. 17, col. 3 ("Society").
  13. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 17 May 1958, p. 10, col. 4.

Lowry Martin

M, ID# 10485, b. 2 February 1883, d. 31 October 1959

Lowry Martin.
  • Note*: He began working for the Corsicana (Tex.) Daily Sun on graduation from Corsicana High School in 1902 and remained associated with it and its sister publication until 1953, during which he held many positions on the paper, including business manager, publisher, and co-owner. He served as president of the Texas Daily Press League and in 1932-1933 as president of the Texas Press Association. He also served as president of the Texas Centennial Celebration commission, president of the Texas Good Roads Association, and president of the Texas Advertising Club. The idea for the centennial celebration arose at an advertising convention in Corsicana in 1923, and he was generally credited with keeping the idea alive. Martin also served as a director of the Southwestern Medical Foundation in Dallas, as a director of the Trinity Navigation Association, and as a vice-president of the State Fair of Texas. He instigated three special "Texas" trains that traveled as goodwill ambassadors to the East to advertise Texas and reestablish confidence in Texas bonds and securities: the "All Texas Goodwill Tour" in 1929, the "Texas Press Special" in 1936, and the "Texas Centennial Train" in 1936. He was a Democrat, a Methodist, and active in the Lions Club, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, and Corsicana Community Chest. His biography on the Texas Press Association web site says that he was born on 5 Feb 1888, which appears to be incorrect.8,13
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Family: Lila Jester b. 25 Jul 1885, d. 16 May 1958

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32.
  3. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  4. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 1 Nov 1959, sec. 1, p. 18 (obituary of Lowry Martin) (not giving the date but stating that he was seventy-six years old when he died on 31 Oct 1959).
  5. [S1168] Biography of Lowry Martin, online at http://tinyurl.com/LowryMartin, viewed on 27 Jul 2011, viewed on 30 Sep 2007 (stating that he was born in San Antonio, Tex. but misstating the date as 5 Feb 1888).
  6. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (not giving the date).
  7. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (not giving the date).
  8. [S1168] Biography of Lowry Martin, online, above, viewed on 30 Sep 2007.
  9. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date and county).
  10. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 32 (giving the date but not naming the place).
  11. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (giving the date and county).
  12. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 1 Nov 1959, sec. 1, p. 18 (obituary of Lowry Martin) (stating that he died on 31 Oct 1959 in a Corsicana hospital).
  13. [S67] The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Tex., 1 Nov 1959, sec. 1, p. 18 (obituary of Lowry Martin).

Jean Jester

F, ID# 10486, b. 18 December 1897, d. 13 February 1962
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Family: William Quinn b. 24 Mar 1879, d. 9 Jan 1958

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Charles Wesley Jester is assumed to be her father).
  2. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming Charles Wesley Jester as her father).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw is assumed to be her mother).
  4. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (naming M. Eliza ['Lisa'] Rakestraw as her mother).
  5. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  6. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32.
  7. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  8. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that she probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).
  9. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online, above, viewed on 26 Sep 2007 (stating that she probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).

William Quinn

M, ID# 10487, b. 24 March 1879, d. 9 January 1958
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2013

Family: Jean Jester b. 18 Dec 1897, d. 13 Feb 1962

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 32.
  3. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…, viewed on 26 Sep 2007.
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that he probably died in Navarro County, Tex.).

Alice Bates Jester

F, ID# 10489, b. circa 1872
  • Last Edited: 10 Feb 2008

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming George Taylor Jester as her father).
  2. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Alice E. Bates as her mother).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  4. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 188 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. XI, p. 3).

Dr. Clay Johnson

M, ID# 10490
  • Last Edited: 10 Feb 2008

Family: Alice Bates Jester b. c 1872

Citations

  1. [S15] Navarro County, Texas Marriages, vol. 2, 1889-1899 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1987), p. 188 (citing Navarro County, Texas Marriage Records, vol. XI, p. 3).
  2. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.

Charles Gordon Jester

M, ID# 10491, b. 26 November 1882
  • Birth*: He was born on 26 November 1882.3
  • Marriage*: He married Marion Duncan.4
  • Last Edited: 24 Feb 2008

Family: Marion Duncan b. c 1894

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming George Taylor Jester as his father).
  2. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Frances P. ['Fannie'] Gorden as his mother).
  3. [S1167] Levi Jester Three Generation Family Outline, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/j/…
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.

Marion Duncan

F, ID# 10492, b. circa 1894
  • Last Edited: 10 Feb 2008

Family: Charles Gordon Jester b. 26 Nov 1882

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.

Ruby Jester

F, ID# 10493, b. 1884, d. 1888
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2013

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that George Taylor Jester is assumed to be her father).
  2. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (stating that Frances G. ['Fannie'] Gorden is assumed to be her mother).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  4. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 116.

James Mackey Hamilton

M, ID# 10498, b. 24 July 1881, d. 25 November 1883

Historical marker, Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, near Retreat, Tex., courtesy of Edward L. Williams. Click on picture to enlarge it.

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 16 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming James Daniel Hamilton as his father).
  2. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Mary Diadema Jester as his mother).
  3. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for James Mackey Hamilton, memorial no. 41563318, viewed on 16 Feb 2012.

Robert Patrick Bates Jr.

M, ID# 10499, b. 28 January 1884, d. 19 January 1951
  • Other Names*: Robert Bates.
  • Obituary*: “Sunday Rites Set for R. P. Bates, 66, Corsicana Banker
      “R. P. Bates, aged 66 years, well-known banker and amateur weather observer, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday evening following a several weeks’ illness.
      “Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, pastor of the First Christian church, and Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.
      “Born at Bremond, he had resided here 60 years, and had been assistant cashier of the State National Bank since that institution and the First State Bank merged a number of years ago. He had held a similar post with the First State Bank for many years.
      “Bates’ hobby was study of temperatures and weather conditions, and hundreds of Corsicanans relied on his weather predictions and forecasts as to rains and temperatures expected.
      “His wife died several months ago.
      “Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Everett, Corsicana, and two grandchildren, and other relatives.
      “Pallbearers will be King Elliott, Owen Elliott, Finis L. Beale, Curry Butler, H. G. Sparks, Chester Sprinkle, W. L. Holman and N. Suttle Roberts.”.19

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2014

Family: Nannie Elizabeth Trammell b. 16 Aug 1885, d. 27 Sep 1950

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Robert Patrick Bates, Sr. as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Jr., memorial no. 53451519, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (naming Robert Patrick Bates Sr. as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Sr., memorial no. 33760588, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (naming Robert Patrick Bates Sr. as his father).
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (naming Vina Cordelia Jester as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Jr., memorial no. 53451519, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (naming Vina Jester Bates as his mother).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Vina Jester Bates, memorial no. 53451611, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (naming Vina Jester Bates as his mother).
  7. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 109 (giving the date but not the place).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Jr., memorial no. 53451519, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 20 Jan 1951, p. 1, col. 4 (obituary of R. P. Bates) (stating that he was born in Bremond, Texas; not giving the date but stating that he was sixty-six years old when he died on 19 Jan 1951).
  11. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  12. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date and stating that he probably died in Navarro County, Texas).
  13. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1946-55, vol. 2, p. 599, file 3769 (giving the date and stating that he died in Navarro County).
  14. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 20 Jan 1951, p. 1, col. 4 (obituary of R. P. Bates) (stating that he died at Navarro Clinic Friday evening "following a several weeks' illness").
  15. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (not giving the date).
  16. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 109 (not giving the date).
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Robert Patrick Bates Jr., memorial no. 53451519, viewed on 23 Mar 2014 (not giving the date).
  18. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 20 Jan 1951, p. 1, col. 4 (obituary of R. P. Bates).
  19. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 20 Jan 1951, p. 1, col. 4 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun, with obvious typographical errors corrected).

Nannie Elizabeth Trammell

F, ID# 10500, b. 16 August 1885, d. 27 September 1950
  • Other Names*: Nannie Trammell, Nannie Elizabeth Trammell Bates, Nannie Elizabeth Bates, Nannie Trammell Bates, Nannie Bates.7
  • Obituary*: “Mrs. R. P. Bates Funeral Services Held Thursday
      “Funeral rites for Mrs. R. P. Bates, 65, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at the family home, 1824 West Firth avenue, early Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness, were held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
      “The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church of which Mrs. Bates was a member.
      “Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. C. R. Everett, and two granddaughters, all of Corsicana.
      “Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, H. T. Sparks, W. E. Slaughter, Edgar Metcalf, W. M. Davidson, C. O. (Cap) Curington and King Elliott.”.8
  • Note*: She was a member of First Christian Church in Corsicana, Texas. She was survived by her husband, her daughter, and two granddaughters.9
  • Last Edited: 23 Mar 2014

Family: Robert Patrick Bates Jr. b. 28 Jan 1884, d. 19 Jan 1951

Citations

  1. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998.
  2. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9 (Corsicana, Tex.: The Navarro County Gen. Soc'y, 1989), p. 109.
  3. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive at http://corsicana.newspaperarchive.com, 28 Sep 1950, p. 2, col. 5 (obituary of Mrs. R. P. Bates) (not giving the date but stating that she was sixty-five years old when she died on 27 Sep 1950).
  4. [S438] Edward Lynn Williams, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 2 Nov 1998 (giving the date and stating that she probably died in Navarro County, Texas).
  5. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 109 (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 28 Sep 1950, p. 2, col. 5 (obituary of Mrs. R. P. Bates) (stating that she died at home in early afternoon "following an extended illness").
  7. [S189] Navarro County Cemetery Records, vol. 9, above, p. 109 (giving her name as Nannie Trammell Bates).
  8. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 28 Sep 1950, p. 2, col. 5 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  9. [S1207] Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Tex., online archive, above, 28 Sep 1950, p. 2, col. 5 (obituary of Mrs. R. P. Bates).