Eugene M Lester

March 1851–31 March 1936 (Age 85)
Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life of Eugene M

When Eugene M Lester was born in March 1851, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, his father, John B Lester, was 22 and his mother, Abigail Ruth Barker, was 20. He married Anna Markland on 13 February 1878, in Home, Rayne Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Jefferson Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 31 March 1936, in Rising Sun, Ohio, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Vevay, Switzerland, Indiana, United States.

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Eugene M Lester
Anna Markland
Marriage: 13 February 1878
Eliza R Lester
Clara Grace Lester
George Markland Lester

Spouse and Children

13 February 1878
Home, Rayne Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States


    Eliza R Lester


    Clara Grace Lester



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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 5

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Leicester, named in Old English from the tribal name Ligore (itself adapted from a British river name) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy.3 English and Scottish: variant of Lister .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eugene Lester, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eugene Lester in household of Eliza R Peak, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene Lester in household of John Lester, "United States Census, 1860"

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