Stephen Lester

Male27 January 1842–19 January 1900

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

Sources (20)

  • Stephen Lester, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Stephen Lester, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Stephen Lester, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1864Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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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

    English: habitational name from Leicester, which is recorded as Ligeraceastre in the 10th century. The placename derives from an Old English folk name Legore ‘the dwellers by the river Legor (a lost river name)’ + Old English ceaster ‘city, Roman fortification’.

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy.

    English and Scottish: variant of Lister .

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

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