William W Kester

Brief Life History of William W

When William W Kester was born on 5 December 1819, in Clarksburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Kester Jr, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Bonnell, was 26. He married Susan Rosette Washburn on 19 September 1841, in Delaware, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Westfield, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Town of Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 April 1901, in Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States.

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William W Kester
1819–1901
Susan Rosette Washburn
1822–1896
Marriage: 19 September 1841
Charles Murray Kester
1842–1929
Sarah Permilla Kester
1844–1926
Charlotte Kester
1847–
Olive E. Kester
1849–1924
Harriet Alice Kester
1851–1912
Dr John William Kester
1853–1923
Clara J Kester
1858–1884
Helen Pette Kester
1865–

Sources (22)

  • W W Kister, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William W. Kester, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William W Kester, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1846

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

Name Meaning

Dutch (also Van Kester) and German: habitational name from any of the places with a name formed with kester, from Latin castra ‘army camp’, like Kester in Belgian Brabant or Kesteren in the Betuwe.

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

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