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James Price Lesher, Sr
Birth: Jan. 21, 1882
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1958
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Excerpts from obit, The Tacoma News Tribune, front page, April 8, 1958:

Established the Hoyt's Donut Company (later called Hoyt's Bakery) in 1910. Was known as "The Mayor of 6th Avenue" and as the "Doughnut King". After retiring he converted his farm property near McChord Air Force Base into a duck sanctuary.
Hunting had always been his main sport.

He was a charter member, past president and secretary of the 6th Avenue Businessmen's Club. He was also a member of the Rotary Club, the Elk's Lodge, Joseph Warren Lodge No. 233 F&AM, past president of the Young Men's Business Club, member of Tacoma Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, Ivanhoe Commandery and the Afifi Temple of the Shrine. Member of the 6th Avenue Baptist Church.

Born in Oakland, California. Spent part of his youth in Hillsboro, Oregon. Attended grade and high school there and Pacific University at Forest Grove.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Frank Lesher (1848 - 1914)
  Lucy Cornelia Price Lesher (1851 - 1926)
 
 Spouses:
  Elsie Gertrude Rice Lesher (1887 - 1939)
  Carrie Fay Quinn Lesher (1893 - 1977)
 
 Children:
  Mary Cornelius Lesher Walker (1905 - 1976)*
  Verga Lesher Barber (1907 - 1992)*
  James Price Lesher (1920 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  T E Lesher (____ - 1888)*
  Addie Lesher (1870 - 1887)*
  Dora Belle Lesher Black (1872 - 1968)*
  William F. Lesher (1874 - 1883)*
  James Price Lesher (1882 - 1958)
  Hoyt Metzer Lesher (1885 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Memorial Park
Lakewood (Pierce County)
Pierce County
Washington, USA
 
Maintained by: Cheryl Webber
Originally Created by: Washington State Cemeter...
Record added: Apr 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35958846
James Price Lesher, Sr
Added by: Washington State Cemetery Association
 
James Price Lesher, Sr
Added by: Washington State Cemetery Association
 
 
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