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Lester Neil Gaddy, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1899
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Death: unknown
New Mexico, USA

** Obit for Lester's Mother, Lulu N. Gaddy in 1944, lists a son, Lester Gaddy living in Alaska...

Lester Gaddy was the son of Daniel and Lulu M. Nettleton Gaddy.
Born in Colorado on March 16, 1899.

Married Aletta B. Dye. Lived in Seattle Washington, where his 5 children were born. Betty Jean, Dorothy Faye, Lester Neil jr., Peggie Marie and Dale Eugene.

Lester and Aletta divorced in California in 1934.

Aletta died in a nursing home in Los Angeles in 1936 leaving 5 children behind.

There were rumors that Lester Sr. changed his name to Ross Gaddy and moved to Florida leaving 4 of children to be raised by family in Oregon. The youngest of the 5 children, Dale, was adopted by the Johnston family in Santa Monica California in 1940.
In December 1939, Los Angeles Superior court sent a

In 1955, another rumor would put Lester Sr. on skid row in downtown Los Angeles and yet another putting him in San Diego.

UPDATE: I am most certain I have found the burial place of Lester Gaddy.
Years of searching records, I came across a burial at this cemetery with the surname "Gaddy", no given name, month and year of death May 1939. He is buried in a paupers grave. The dates, place, name and the fact that he was buried in a paupers grave all match up.

Lester's wife, Aletta Gaddy, died in Los Angeles in 1938 from TB. I believe Lester may have contracted TB and went to N.M. for the dry climate.

Family links: 
  Daniel L Gaddy (1859 - 1906)
  Luella May Nettleton Gaddy (1867 - 1944)
  Aletta B. Dye Gaddy (1903 - 1938)
  Lester Neil Gaddy (1924 - 1983)*
  Peggie M. Gaddy Weeks (1926 - 2009)*
  Dorothy Faye Gaddy Soulsby (1927 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: SaMo History
Record added: Jun 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38121512
Lester Neil Gaddy, Sr
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Found you Lester!
- SaMo History
 Added: Jan. 13, 2013
Lester, where the devil are you hiding!!!! Help me out here!
- SaMo History
 Added: Jan. 9, 2013
Hey Cowboy... Where are you??? You frustrate me.
- SaMo History
 Added: Oct. 12, 2011
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