Mathias Abner Tice Lester

29 April 1846–6 March 1926 (Age 79)
Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mathias Abner Tice

When Mathias Abner Tice Lester was born on 29 April 1846, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas M Lester, was 31 and his mother, Mary Polly Smith, was 19. He married Mary "Polly" England on 26 February 1874, in McDowell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Elkhorn, McDowell, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 6 March 1926, in Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mossyrock, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mathias Abner Tice Lester
Nancy Reed
Marriage: 9 July 1891
Wesley H Lester
Jacob Mathias "Zach" Lester
Jake Lester
Sarah Viola Lester
Mary Hannah Lester
James William Lester
Elva M. Lester

Spouse and Children

9 July 1891
McDowell, West Virginia, United States



    Jacob Mathias "Zach" Lester


    Jake Lester


    Sarah Viola Lester



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas M Lester






    Hannah Lester


    Nichati Cherokee" Lester


    Rebecca Lester


    Louisa " Levicie" Lester


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • Mathias Suster in household of Thomas M Suster, "United States Census, 1850"
  • M A Lester, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mathias Lester, "United States Census, 1900"

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