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Effie Jane Chester
Birth: Aug. 24, 1882
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1953
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

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Effie Jane Chester was a hard worker and loved to cook. Effie was skilled at "taking nothing and making a feast from it." The era in which they lived demanded.

Effie taught Alice how to feed her family by cooking economically. Alice's biscuits were the best. Watching Mur move about in her kitchen and work with her hands was the same as watching Effie. While making chicken pies, peach cobblers, biscuits or any other dish Effie would talk and sing, "Get out the way old Dan Tucker..." This is how Effie taught Alice. (They had a lot of music in their house.)

Effie "lost her mind" when her husband died, according to Alice. Of course we know now it was probably Alzheimers Disease. They did not know how to effectively diagnose it, treat it or how to care for those suffering from it at that time. Many people were hospitalized in Broughton as Effie was.

In public documents I found several names used for Effie; Ellin, Sophia, Essie.

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Married 1903.

SPOUSE:
Arthur Alexander Chester (Aurther)
b. May 1, 1881 d. Nov 25, 1949
Born and died in Burke County, NC

CHILDREN:

C. Otis "Ode" Chester
b. 30 May 1905 d. 7 March 1974
Born in Burke County, NC
Died in Kent County, Delaware

Roby, Roba Lawrence Chester
b. 19 Sept 1907 d. 4 Jan 1969
Born and died in Burke County, NC

Alice "Mur" Adeline Chester Saulmon
b. 26 July 1912 d. 23 August 2001
Born and died in Burke County, NC

Pearl Mattie Chester
b. 1914 d. 27 June 1924
Born and died in Burke County, NC

Atlas Avery Chester
b. 6 June 1917 d. 12 June 1980
Born and died in Burke County, NC

Fred Lewis Chester
b. 27 Aug 1919 d. 15 Feb 2002
Born and died in Burke County, NC

Zalie Elizabeth Chester Benfield
b. 20 April 1921 d. 13 May 1987
Born and died in Burke County, NC

Herman John Chester
b. 8 Apr 1924 d. 20 June 2011
Born and died in Burke County, NC

Enoch A. Chester
b. 17 Jul 1926 d. 30 Jan 1959
Born and died in Burke County, NC

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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Arthur Alexander Chester (1881 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  C. Otis Chester (1905 - 1974)*
  Roby Lawrence Chester (1907 - 1969)*
  Alice Adaline Chester Saulmon (1912 - 2001)*
  Pearl Mattie Chester (1914 - 1924)*
  Atlas Avery Chester (1917 - 1980)*
  Enoch A. Chester (1926 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Quaker Meadows Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
Originally Created by: Armantia
Record added: Jul 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39815198
Effie Jane Chester
Added by: Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
 
Effie Jane Chester
Added by: Ralph (BUCK) Buchanan
 
Effie Jane Chester
Added by: Ralph (BUCK) Buchanan
 
 
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Effie Jane Whisenant Chesterb. 1882 d. 1953She was also known by Ellin, Sophia & Essie. Rest well.
- Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
 Added: Aug. 3, 2011
 
This page is sponsored by: Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

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