John Cox Leister

Male1835–10 June 1919

Brief Life History of John Cox

When John Cox Leister was born in 1835, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jesse Leister, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ann Cox, was 22. He married Mary Ann Hesselpoth on 9 July 1861, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 10 June 1919, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Whitemarsh, Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Cox Leister
Mary A. Hite
Marriage: 1 June 1865
Ida Teressa Leister
Jesse Cox Leister
Mary Leister

Sources (7)

  • John Leister in household of Jesse Leister, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John C. Leister in entry for Mary Leister, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • John C Leister, "United States Census, 1910"

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  • Marriage
    1 June 1865Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 1

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 11

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 28

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

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Lester .

    German: occupational name for a maker of lasts or a cobbler, from Middle High German leist + the agent suffix -er.

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

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