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Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Lester
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1876
Fisher
Sabine Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1965
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Jeff was a twin. He was slender, good looking, had a good head of hair all his life, patient, quiet, mild mannered, slow of speech & slow to react, he held definite standards and definite opinions. He often read the Bible & discussed it with his wife. He was born in a log cabin & raised on a farm. He had very little schooling. He was hardly ever sick. He enjoyed studying history & current events and was a lifelong Democrat, breaking his voting record just once to help elect Eisenhower. For 16 years he was a "log scaler", a bookkeeper who would measure the piles of logs brought into the railway station & would keep account of tallies for paying the loggers. He measured by eye and added long columns in his head & never made an error. In California he became custodian of the LDS Wilshire Ward's building for many years. Father of 6 including Baby, Glenn Clark Lester. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Jefferson Lester (1835 - 1923)
  Harriet Cassady Lester (1836 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Marguerite Ella Clark Lester (1891 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Lorice "Larry" Alton Lester (1902 - 1998)*
  Olla Christine Lester Weidenheimer (1903 - 1971)*
  Ruth Lester Jones (1906 - 1984)*
  Glen Clark Lester (1911 - 1911)*
  Catherine Mavis Lester Hevesy (1914 - 2003)*
  Kenneth Casey Lester (1914 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Victoria Ann Lester Holt (1859 - 1920)*
  Lillie Lester Brown (1859 - 1928)*
  Isabell Lester Holt (1866 - 1907)*
  Thomas Jefferson Lester (1876 - 1965)
  John Quincy Adams Lester (1876 - 1942)*
  Lula Henrietta Lester Isgitt (1879 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section Graceland, Lot 290, Space 2
 
Created by: Rebecca Scano
Record added: Jul 19, 2008
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Thomas Jefferson Jeff Lester
Added by: Rebecca Scano
 
Thomas Jefferson Jeff Lester
Added by: Tom Wagner
 
Thomas Jefferson Jeff Lester
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Added by: David Eastburn
 
 
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- Claire Wigley
 Added: Apr. 4, 2009

- Tom Wagner
 Added: Sep. 18, 2008
Rest in peace Papa
- Rebecca Scano
 Added: Jul. 19, 2008
 
 
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