Henry Rester

20 April 1855–9 June 1927 (Age 72)
Hancock, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Rester was born on 20 April 1855, in Hancock, Mississippi, United States, his father, Jackson Rester, was 41 and his mother, Winnie Davis, was 36. He married Julia Agnes Mcduffie on 22 August 1877, in Mobile, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Semmes, Mobile, Alabama, United States in 1910. In 1920, at the age of 65, his occupation is listed as farming in Semmes, Mobile, Alabama, United States. He died on 9 June 1927, in Seven Hills, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Allentown Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Rester
Julia Agnes Mcduffie
Marriage: 22 August 1877
Harris R. Rester
Horace Rester
Annie Louise Rester
Charles Leonard Rester
Sarah Elizabeth Rester
Zemon Rester
Jessie Rester
Kizzie Maybelle Rester
Mallie Eugene Rester
Ruby Rester

Spouse and Children


    Julia Agnes Mcduffie


22 August 1877
Mobile, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 6

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

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

German (Bavaria): from a derivative of Middle High German reste ‘rest’, ‘resting place’, originally a nickname for someone who took a rest on a military expedition.

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

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Find A Grave Memorial for Henry Rester

Birth: Apr. 20, 1865 Death: Jun. 9, 1927 Inscription: Age 62 Note: Double monument with Julia Agnes Restr Burial: Allentown Cemetery Semmes Mobile County Alabama, USA Created by: David Snow …

Sources (3)

  • Henry Rester, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Rester in entry for Annie Louise Williams, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Henry Rester in entry for Sarah Elizabeth Mckinney, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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