William David Lester

17 September 1899–29 March 1971 (Age 71)
Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of William David

When William David Lester was born on 17 September 1899, in Dallas, Texas, United States, his father, David Henry Lester, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Lynn Brownlee, was 23. He married Mildred Eliza Morris on 2 October 1926, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 29 March 1971, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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William David Lester
Mildred Eliza Morris
Marriage: 2 October 1926
Gertrude Maureen Lester

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2 October 1926
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 2

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Willie Lester in household of David H Lester, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William D Lester, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wm David Lester, "United States Census, 1940"

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