Lelia Overton Hester

Brief Life History of Lelia Overton

When Lelia Overton Hester was born on 14 February 1861, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph L Hester, was 25 and her mother, Martha Jane "Matlie" Baker, was 23. She married Charles Linwood McGehee on 21 February 1893, in Lewis, Virginia, United States. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Louisa, Louisa, Virginia, United States for about 50 years. She died on 14 May 1940, in Louisa, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa, Virginia, United States.

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Charles Linwood McGehee
Lelia Overton Hester
Marriage: 21 February 1893

Sources (8)

  • Lillia O Mc Gehee in household of Charles L Mc Gehee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lelia O. Hester, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Lelia Overton Mcgehee, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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World Events (8)

1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.


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

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous beech tree, Middle Low German hēster, Middle High German heister ‘young tree (especially beech or oak)’. Compare Heister .

English: variant of Easter with prosthetic H-.

Irish (Mayo and Roscommon): possibly a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistir ‘descendant of Oistir’, a personal name of unexplained etymology. However, without any early bearers in Gaelic sources, it may simply be the English name in Ireland.

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

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