William Noble Kester

21 January 1844–7 April 1903 (Age 59)
Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Noble

When William Noble Kester was born on 21 January 1844, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, his father, Ephraim Pound Kester, was 48 and his mother, Margaret H. Stark, was 39. He married Martha E. Tichenor on 17 September 1872, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Linton Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 7 April 1903, at the age of 59, and was buried in Kester Cemetery, Linton Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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William Noble Kester
Martha E. Tichenor
Marriage: 17 September 1872
Delta Bennett Kester
Hallie D. Kester
"Alta" Edith Alma Kester
William C Kester
Clyde Marvin Kester

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17 September 1872
Vigo, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 7

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

Perhaps Dutch: see Keister .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Kister in household of Margaret Kister, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William N Kester in household of Margaret Kester, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William N Kester, "United States Census, 1880"

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