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 Sophia Alta <I>Kesterson</I> Tannahill

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Sophia Alta Kesterson Tannahill

  • Birth 19 Feb 1901 Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 8 Dec 1971 Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Section A, Lot 13 N1/2
  • Memorial ID 56647624

Sophia A. Kesterson was the daughter of Isaac and Eliza Kesterson. Sophia was a teacher in the Vernon schools. On October 21, 1926, she married Cecil Errick Tannahill. They had one daughter, Carol Ruther Peterson. Cecil and Sophia were both charter members of the Woodson County Historical Society. Upon the death of Sophia's mother, Eliza Kesterson, the couple moved to the farm of Isaac Kesterson, Northeast of Yates Center which was to be their life long home.
Their daughter survives as well as a son-in-law, Donald K. Peterson, grandchildren Tanna Peterson Faulkner of St. John, Kan., Beth Peterson Irvin of Living Water Ranch, Olsburg, Kan., and Lynn Peterson of Kinsley, Kan., and three great-grandchildren Whitney Lynn Faulkner, Sean Thomas Faulkner and Braden Chase Irvin.

Note: bio info provided by Marilyn Harrison (#47244775)


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  • Created by: Judy Mayfield
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56647624
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sophia Alta Kesterson Tannahill (19 Feb 1901–8 Dec 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56647624, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Judy Mayfield (contributor 46636512) .