Thomas Erastus Lester

17 June 1898–26 February 1975 (Age 76)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Erastus

When Thomas Erastus Lester was born on 17 June 1898, in North Carolina, United States, his father, George Thomas Lester, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Cummings, was 38. He married Annie Jane Jones on 16 April 1912. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Williamsburg, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Reidsville Township, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 26 February 1975, in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas Erastus Lester
Annie Jane Jones
Marriage: 16 April 1912
Margaret Elizabeth Lester
Beulah Catherine Lester
Mildred Louise Lester

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1912
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1918 · Fort Bragg Established
    Age 20
    Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Leicester, which is recorded as Ligeraceastre in the 10th century. The placename derives from an Old English folk name Legore ‘the dwellers by the river Legor (a lost river name)’ + Old English ceaster ‘city, Roman fortification’.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy.English and Scottish: variant of Lister .

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Thomas C Lester, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Thomas G Lester in entry for Paul Celester Wagoner and Mildred Louise Lester, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Thomas E Lester, "United States Census, 1930"

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