Willie Elizabeth Jester

Female7 November 1882–5 December 1918

Brief Life History of Willie Elizabeth

When Willie Elizabeth Jester was born on 7 November 1882, in Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri, United States, her father, William Madison Jester, was 48 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Hughes, was 43. She married John Hamilton Duncan on 4 August 1901, in Cass, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Grand River Township, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 5 December 1918, in Freeman, Cass, Missouri, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Freeman, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Hamilton Duncan
Willie Elizabeth Jester
Marriage: 4 August 1901
Joseph Seth Duncan
Fay Elizabeth Duncan
Earlus Harvey Duncan
John William "Jack " Duncan
Mary Josephine Duncan

Sources (4)

  • Willie E Jester in household of William M Jester, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie Jester, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Willie Elizabeth Jester Duncan, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1901Cass, Missouri, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

    Age 4

    The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 14

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire): occupational name for a jester, from Middle English gester ‘mimic, buffoon; professional reciter of romances’.

    German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gastharo, composed of the elements gast ‘guest, foreigner’, earlier ‘foreign warrior’ + heri ‘army’.

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

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