Lester Parley Willis

22 June 1905–10 May 1985 (Age 79)
Bazine, Ness, Kansas, United States

The Life of Lester Parley

When Lester Parley Willis was born on 22 June 1905, in Bazine, Ness, Kansas, United States, his father, Ernest Oscar Willis, was 24 and his mother, Agnes Rose Schaben, was 19. He married Bessie Marion Warden on 9 May 1927, in Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bazine Township, Ness, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Center Township, Ness, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 10 May 1985, in Newkirk, Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lester Parley Willis
Bessie Marion Warden
Marriage: 9 May 1927
Fredrick Lester Willis
Lillie Marie Willis
Virgil Lee Willis
Waunita Tillie Willis
George Earnest Willis

Spouse and Children

9 May 1927
Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 2

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lester P Willis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lester P Willis in household of Ernest O Willis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester Willis in household of Ernest O Willis, "United States Census, 1910"

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