Charles Kiester

MaleSeptember 1863–10 August 1951

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Kiester was born in September 1863, in Indiana, United States, his father, Levi Kiester, was 45 and his mother, Catherine Elizabeth Crumley, was 42. He married Matilda Elizabeth Herman on 17 February 1884, in Whitley, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Judicial Township 2, Lake, California, United States in 1930 and O'Neal Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1940. He died on 10 August 1951, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Kiester
Matilda Elizabeth Herman
Marriage: 17 February 1884
Catherine Kiester
Charles Fred Kiester
Levi H Kiester
Rosa P Kiester
Bonnie O Kiester

Sources (25)

  • Charles Kiester, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Kiester, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Charles Kesster, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1884Whitley, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1865 · The Assassination of a President

    Age 2

    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."


    Age 23

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Alsatian (Bas-Rhin): probably a variant of German Kister . The surname Kiester is very rare in Alsace.

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

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