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George Taylor Jester
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1846
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1922
Corsicana
Navarro County
Texas, USA

Lieutenant Governor of Texas (1894 - 1898) also father of Beauford Jester, A later Texas Governor. As a boy, came from Illinois to Corsicana in a two horse wagon. Worked on courthouse, first brick building in area, for 50 cents a day. At 18 joined confederate army, but Lee surrendered same year. Married twice, had five children. "Clerked" for dry goods store and traded in cotton before helping form Jester Brothers Bank in 1881. Served as a representative (1890 - 1892) and senator (1892-1894) from ninth district in Texas Legislature. Was one of the founders of Southern Methodist University.  
 
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 Spouse:
  Frances P "Fannie" Gordon Jester (1861 - 1953)
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Corsicana
Navarro County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Edward L. Williams
Record added: Nov 21, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5099578
George Taylor Jester
Added by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
 
George Taylor Jester
Added by: Edward L. Williams
 
George Taylor Jester
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Rest in Peace
- Robert "Scott" Patrick
 Added: Aug. 15, 2010
Everyone should have at least one flower.
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 31, 2001
 
 
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