Claude Wesley Jester

1 July 1873–1953 (Age 79)
Limestone, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Claude Wesley

When Claude Wesley Jester was born on 1 July 1873, in Limestone, Texas, United States, his father, George Taylor Jester, was 26 and his mother, Alice Eliza Bates, was 17. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1930. He died in 1953, in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States.

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George Taylor Jester
Alice Eliza Bates
Claude Wesley Jester
Alice Bates Jester

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 2
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed
Age 3
A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
Age 21
Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire): occupational name for a jester, from Middle English gester ‘mimic, buffoon; professional reciter of romances’.German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gastharo, composed of the elements gast ‘guest, foreigner’, earlier ‘foreign warrior’ + heri ‘army’.

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

Sources (5)

  • Claude W Jester, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Claude Wesley Jester, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Claud W Jester in household of George T Jester, "United States Census, 1880"

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