William David Lester

Male17 September 1899–29 March 1971

Brief Life History 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 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1910. 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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Family Time Line

William David Lester
1899–1971
Mildred Eliza Morris
1905–1953
Marriage: 2 October 1926
Gertrude Maureen Lester
1927–2007
Billy David Lester
1930–2020

Sources (16)

  • Willie Lester in household of David H Lester, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William David Lester, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"
  • William David Lester, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1926Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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

    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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