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Vera F Helvey Lester
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1901
Colorado, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1983
Columbia County
Oregon, USA

Vera F. (Helvey) Lester was the daughter of Robert and Effie (Cantonwine) Helvey, the granddaughter of John and Nancy (Starr) Cantonwine Chipman, and the great-granddaughter of Charles and Mary Magdalena (Scholl) Cantonwine.

Charles, the patriarch of the Cantonwine family, immigrated to America from Prussia in 1806, arriving in Philadelphia, Penn., aboard the ship Orlando. The ship's passenger list shows "Chr. Kuntentwine, single man." The name Kuntentwine later evolved to Cantonwine, and Charles appears to be the only surnamed Kuntentwine/Cantonwine to immigrate to America. Eight or so years after his arrival in Philadelphia, in about 1814, Charles married Mary Magdalena Scholl, daughter of Charles Jacob & Margaret (Fuhr) Scholl, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania.

Vera married Barney Lester January 21, 1923 in Union Co., Oregon. They had four children: Bernadine, Marjorie, Raymond, and Janice. Barney died Feb. 10, 1968 in Multnomah Co., Oregon. Vera died at the age of 82. Her burial location is unknown. 
Family links: 
  Robert Helvey (1857 - 1936)
  Effie Adella Cantonwine Helvey (1866 - 1937)
  Barney F Lester (1900 - 1968)
  Vera F Helvey Lester (1901 - 1983)
  Oscar W Helvey (1903 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Nov 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101344304


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