Stephen Lester

27 January 1842–19 January 1900 (Age 57)
Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Lester was born on 27 January 1842, in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Lester, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Cooper, was 32. He married Karen A. Cartledge on 11 November 1864, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1865 and New Hampshire, United States in 1870. He died on 19 January 1900, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Lester
Karen A. Cartledge
Marriage: 11 November 1864
James D. Lester
Frank Sheridan Lester

Spouse and Children

11 November 1864
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 12

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Leicester, named in Old English from the tribal name Ligore (itself adapted from a British river name) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy.3 English and Scottish: variant of Lister .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen Lester, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Stephen Lester, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Steven Lester in household of William Forman, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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