Charles Lesmister

M, b. August 1853, d. 15 October 1916
     Charles Lesmister was born in August 1853 at Indiana. He married Caroline C. Robertson, daughter of William H. Robertson and Elizabeth Ann Jackson, on 27 April 1891 at Floyd Co., IN. Charles Lesmister died on 15 October 1916 at New Albany, Floyd Co., IN, at age 63

OBITUARY - New Albany, Indiana Weekly Ledger; 1916 October 18 Page 4 Column 2:
Charles Lesmister, 62 years old, died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at his home at 1128 Olden street. He is survived by his wife and a son, Morris Lesmister, of Indianapolis and a daughter, Miss Lena Lesmister, of this city. He also leaves four step-children, Bert and Homer Woodfill and Mrs. Maude King of this city, and Claude Woodfill, of Detroit.

Note: Prior to his marriage to Caroline Robertson, Charles was married to, and divorced from, Elizabeth Horton.

Children of Charles Lesmister and Caroline C. Robertson

Pauline Lesmister

F, b. February 1895, d. 2 March 1926
     Pauline Lesmister was born in February 1895 at Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter of Charles Lesmister and Caroline C. Robertson. Pauline Lesmister died on 2 March 1926 at New Albany, Floyd Co., IN, at age 31 OBITUARY - New Albany, Indiana Tribune, 3 March 1926, page 3, column 5

MISS LENA LESMISTER
Miss Lena Lesmister, 31 years old, died Tuesday night at the home of her mother, Mrs. Caroline Lesmister, 1126 Olden street, following a two weeks' illness from peritonitis.
Besides her mother, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Amanda King, of this city, and three brothers, W. B. Woodfill, Detroit; Henry Woodfill, Louisville, and Claude Woodfill, of this city. She was a member of New Albany Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence, under auspices of New Albany Chapter, O. E. S., the Rev. F. A. Meusch, paster of St. mark's Evangelical church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.

Viola Lesmister

F, b. September 1892, d. 16 October 1901
     Viola Lesmister was born in September 1892 at Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter of Charles Lesmister and Caroline C. Robertson. Viola Lesmister died on 16 October 1901 at New Albany, Floyd Co., IN, at age 9.

Brooke Montgomery Lessig1

M, b. 28 July 1912
     Brooke Montgomery Lessig was born on 28 July 1912 at Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Joshua Brooke Lessig and Florence Montgomery.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.115.

George B. Lessig1

M, b. August 1843
     George B. Lessig was born in August 1843.1 He married Emma C. (?) circa 1867.

Child of George B. Lessig and Emma C. (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.115.

John A. Lessig1

M
     John A. Lessig married Isabella Atkinson.1

Child of John A. Lessig and Isabella Atkinson

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.108.

Josephine Lessig

F, b. 5 November 1886
     Josephine Lessig was born on 5 November 1886.1 She was the daughter of Theodore Lessig and Wilhelmina Dover.1 Josephine Lessig married Harvey Price, son of George H. Price and Amelia Swoyer, on 28 June 1912, Ceremony by Rev. Dressman

No children.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 362.

Joshua Brooke Lessig1

M, b. circa 1873
     Joshua Brooke Lessig was born circa 1873. He was the son of George B. Lessig and Emma C. (?)1 Joshua Brooke Lessig married Florence Montgomery, daughter of Morton L. Montgomery and Mary Florence Bush.1

Child of Joshua Brooke Lessig and Florence Montgomery

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.115.

Laura L. Lessig1

F, b. 28 December 1861, d. 24 February 1897
     Laura L. Lessig was born on 28 December 1861.1 She was the daughter of John A. Lessig and Isabella Atkinson.1 Laura L. Lessig married John Baugh, son of John Baugh and Annie Stover.1 Laura L. Lessig died on 24 February 1897 at age 35.1

Children of Laura L. Lessig and John Baugh

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.108.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.109.

Theodore Lessig

M
     Theodore Lessig married Wilhelmina Dover.

Child of Theodore Lessig and Wilhelmina Dover

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 362.

Erastus Bates Lester

M, b. 17 March 1830, d. 28 August 1898
     Erastus Bates Lester was born on 17 March 1830 at Cayuga Co., NY. He married Almeda Jane Clayton on 19 December 1853 at Waupaca Co., WI. Erastus Bates Lester died on 28 August 1898 at Blockhouse, Klickitat Co., WA, at age 68.
Note: Lester info per Williams Family Tree genealogy prepared by rod8778, online at ancestry.com.

Child of Erastus Bates Lester and Almeda Jane Clayton

Jane Lester1

F, b. 10 January 1802, d. 8 February 1884
     Jane Lester was born on 10 January 1802 at Tennessee.1 She married James Summers. Jane Lester died on 8 February 1884 at Missouri at age 82. She was buried in February 1884 at Owasco Cemetery, Sullivan Co., MO, Findagrave #87049259.

Child of Jane Lester and James Summers

Citations

  1. [S601] 1860 Federal Census, Tazewell County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 232; FHL #803232.

Lydia Lester

F, b. circa 1820, d. after 10 June 1880
     Lydia Lester was born circa 1820 at Virginia.1 She married William M. Dollinger on 10 January 1852 at Washington Co., VA. Lydia Lester died after 10 June 1880 at Scott Co. (probably), VA, was living with daughter Sarah Cleek's family as of the 1880 census.

Child of Lydia Lester and William M. Dollinger

Citations

  1. [S4217] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1383; FHL #805383.

Mary E. Lester

F, b. January 1867
     Mary E. Lester was born in January 1867 at Kansas. She married William Eli Shaffer on 2 July 1887 at Morris Co., KS, Three children born, two living as of the 1900 census.1

Child of Mary E. Lester and William Eli Shaffer

Citations

  1. [S3138] 1900 Federal Census, Labette County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 485; FHL #1240484.

Mary Elizabeth Lester1

F, b. 22 June 1862, d. 26 July 1924
     Mary Elizabeth Lester was born on 22 June 1862 at Pine River, Waushara Co., Wisconsin.1 She was the daughter of Erastus Bates Lester and Almeda Jane Clayton. Mary Elizabeth Lester married Benjamin Franklin Winterstein, son of William Henry Winterstein and Susan Larimore, circa 1884, five children born, three living as of 1900 census.1 Mary Elizabeth Lester died on 26 July 1924 at Klickitat Co., WA, at age 62. She was buried in July 1924 at Spring Creek Cemetery, Goldendale, Klickitat Co., WA.

Children of Mary Elizabeth Lester and Benjamin Franklin Winterstein

Citations

  1. [S1819] 1900 Federal Census, Klickitat County, Washington. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1746; FHL #1241746.

Mary Virginia Lester

F, b. 28 March 1851, d. 21 January 1904
     Mary Virginia Lester was born on 28 March 1851. She married Judge Thomas Sidney Reese. Mary Virginia Lester died on 21 January 1904 at age 52. She was buried in January 1904 at Hempstead Cemetery, Hempstead, Waller Co., TX, Findagrave #55674169.

Child of Mary Virginia Lester and Judge Thomas Sidney Reese

Vinie May Lester

F, b. 25 December 1874, d. August 1894
     Vinie May Lester was born on 25 December 1874 at Gibson Twp., Washington Co., IN. She married John E. Cathcart on 19 February 1890 at Washington Co., IN. Vinie May Lester died in August 1894 at age 19.

Child of Vinie May Lester and John E. Cathcart

Ann White Letcher1

F, b. 20 February 1846, d. 30 April 1927
     Ann White Letcher was also known as "Nannie". She was born on 20 February 1846 at Garrard Co., KY.2 She was the daughter of James Hughes Letcher and Nancy Kennedy.3 Ann White Letcher married Edward Atkinson, son of George Atkinson and Lucy Ann Holloway, on 5 September 1866, Eight children born to the marriage, four living as of 1900 and again in 1910.1,4 Ann White Letcher lived on 2 June 1900 at 1056 Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.4 She died on 30 April 1927 at Oak Park, Cook Co., IL, at age 81.

Children of Ann White Letcher and Edward Atkinson

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, 95 - 97.
  2. [S283] 1880 Federal Census, Henderson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0419, FHL #1254419.
  3. [S3628] 1850 Federal Census, Garrard County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 201.
  4. [S275] 1900 Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 244 - 295; FHL #1240244 - 95.

James Hughes Letcher1

M, b. circa 1801, d. 2 February 1875
     James Hughes Letcher was born circa 1801 at Kentucky.1 He married Nancy Kennedy.1 James Hughes Letcher died on 2 February 1875 at Henderson Co., KY.

Child of James Hughes Letcher and Nancy Kennedy

Citations

  1. [S3628] 1850 Federal Census, Garrard County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 201.

Phillipa Letcher1

F
     Phillipa Letcher married Rev. Henry E. Paull.

Child of Phillipa Letcher and Rev. Henry E. Paull

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.38.

Hiram Matthew Lett1

M, b. 7 March 1881, d. 8 May 1918
     Hiram Matthew Lett was born on 7 March 1881 at Kansas.1 He married Lela Belle Barker circa 1894. Hiram Matthew Lett died on 8 May 1918 at Independence, Montgomery Co., KS, at age 37. He was buried in May 1918 at Liberty Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery Co., KS, Find A Grave Memorial# 5172546.

Child of Hiram Matthew Lett and Lela Belle Barker

Citations

  1. [S1289] 1910 Federal Census, Henry County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 783; FHL #1374796.

Jewell Bessie Lett

F, b. 3 June 1912, d. 26 November 2008
     Jewell Bessie Lett was born on 3 June 1912 at Cherryvale, Montgomery Co., KS. She was the daughter of Hiram Matthew Lett and Lela Belle Barker.1 Jewell Bessie Lett married Albert Kessner Kiddoo, son of Albert Ross Kiddoo and Lula Ethel Stoner, on 21 October 1934. Jewell Bessie Lett died on 26 November 2008 at Owasso, Tulsa Co., OK, at age 96 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Major Jewell Bessie Kiddoo of Owasso, OK, formerly of Neodesha, KS, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at the Evergreen Care Center in Owasso. She was 96.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at the Grace Baptist Church in Neodesha under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. Pastor Jim Logan will officiate.

Interment will be in Neodesha Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church.

Jewell Bessie Lett was born to Matthew and Lela Lett at Cherryvale, Kansas on June 3, 1912. She was saved at the age of twelve in an Interdenominational "Rose" Revival Meeting.

She was raised in a Christian home by her mother because her father, Matthew, died when she was very young. Her mother gave her a practical faith in God, teaching her that "where there is a will, there is a way". She also taught Jewell that God will surely do His part if we do our part and stay true to Him.

Following graduation from High School, Jewell attended the Pittsburg State Teachers College for three years receiving a teacher's certificate. At the age of eighteen she wondered away from the Lord for about six years.

She married Albert Kessner Kiddoo on October 21, 1934. Soon afterward the couple became involved in the Nazarene Church in Coffeyville, Kansas, where they re-dedicated their lives to Christ.

This marriage was blessed with three children: Donna Kay, Albert Matthew and Patricia Anne, all born in the late 1930's and early 1940's. He preceded her in death August 12, 2007.

In the mid 1940's Jewell became a teacher in the "Released Time Bible School" program in Coffeyville, Kansas. It was while teaching in this program that she became acquainted with The Salvation Army. They started attending the corps and soon became soldiers and local officers. Soon after this, she felt the call to full time service.

In 1949, Jewell and Albert became Envoy's and were sent to the St. Joseph, Missouri Corps as assistants and then to the Kansas City # 3 Corps in command. In 1951 they entered the School for Officer Training as Cadets in the Intercessors Session. They were commissioned on June 16, 1952, to the rank of Probationary Lieutenant and sent to Topeka, Kansas in command.

She was described as one with abundant energy, good experience, a willingness to work, a gifted teacher and especially intelligent in her knowledge of the Bible. Jewell, who played the accordion, delighted folks in care residences where she loved visiting.

Together Jewell and Albert served at Ft. Scott, El Dorado, Junction City and Independence, Kansas. In 1962 they were sent to the Central Illinois Divisional Headquarters at Peoria where she served as the Divisional Nurse's Fellowship Secretary for two years. They returned to corps work in 1964 and served at Galesburg, Illinois, and Atchison, Kansas.

In 1967 they were appointed to the Evangeline House in Kansas City, Missouri, for one year before going to El Dorado, Kansas, for a second time. In 1971, they were appointed to Coffeyville, Kansas. They retired from active service from Newton, Kansas on June 27, 1974.

She is survived by one son, Albert M. Kiddoo of Wichita, KS; two daughters: Kay Klingenberg of Owasso, OK and Major Patricia Kiddoo of Clearwater, FL; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Earl, Vilas, and Cleo; and two sisters, Ruby and Opal.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, designated project.

She was buried in November 2008 at Neodesha Cemetery, Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS, Find A Grave Memorial# 31766819.

Citations

  1. [S1858] 1920 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 541.

Ada M. Letts

F, b. 1864, d. 14 July 1867
     Ada M. Letts was born in 1864 at Morgan Twp., Knox Co., OH. She was the daughter of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore. Ada M. Letts died on 14 July 1867 at Morgan Twp., Knox Co., OH.

Anna L. Letts

F, b. 25 October 1870
     Anna L. Letts was born on 25 October 1870 at Morgan Twp., Knox Co., OH. She was the daughter of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore.

Clara Bell Letts

F, b. 19 February 1874, d. 8 August 1968
     Clara Bell Letts was born on 19 February 1874 at Knox Co., OH. She was the daughter of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore. Clara Bell Letts married Herbert Marks Marshall circa 1904. Clara Bell Letts died on 8 August 1968 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 94.

Children of Clara Bell Letts and Herbert Marks Marshall

Frank L. Letts

M, b. 14 November 1868
     Frank L. Letts was born on 14 November 1868 at Morgan Twp., Knox Co., OH. He was the son of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore.

Harley Eugene Letts1

M, b. 9 January 1921, d. 17 January 1993
     Harley Eugene Letts was born on 9 January 1921 at Kalkaska Co., MI.1 He was the son of Walter Earl Letts Sr. and Nina Opal Lovell.1 Harley Eugene Letts began military service on 28 May 1943 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, WW II service, enlisted. He married Leontine Loraine Byron, daughter of Neil Byron and Ruby Pearl Foster. Harley Eugene Letts died on 17 January 1993 at Traverse City, Grand Traverse Co., MI, at age 72. He was buried in January 1993 at Fairview Cemetery, Manton, Wexford Co., MI, Findagrave #76069028.

Citations

  1. [S3888] 1930 Federal Census, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1027; FHL #2340762.

Harold Wilson Letts

M, b. 2 November 1917, d. 2 March 1999
     Harold Wilson Letts was born on 2 November 1917. He was the son of Walter Earl Letts Sr. and Nina Opal Lovell.1 Harold Wilson Letts married Marion Florence Born, daughter of Arthur Ezra Born and Katherine Van Steensel, on 15 October 1939 at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI. Harold Wilson Letts died on 2 March 1999 at age 81.

Child of Harold Wilson Letts and Marion Florence Born

Citations

  1. [S3888] 1930 Federal Census, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1027; FHL #2340762.

Jackson Letts

M
     Jackson Letts married Sarah Larimore, daughter of Thomas Larimore and Jemima Huddleston, on 26 October 1862 at Ohio.

Children of Jackson Letts and Sarah Larimore

Jewel Elizabeth Letts1

F, b. 10 June 1923, d. 13 January 2005
     Jewel Elizabeth Letts was born on 10 June 1923 at Michigan.1 She was the daughter of Walter Earl Letts Sr. and Nina Opal Lovell.1 Jewel Elizabeth Letts married Leon Morri Baker, son of Forest Andrew Baker and Alma Margaret Van Natter, on 23 September 1943 at Flint, Genesee Co., MI. Jewel Elizabeth Letts died on 13 January 2005 at Manton, Wexford Co., MI, at age 81.

Citations

  1. [S3888] 1930 Federal Census, Shiawassee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1027; FHL #2340762.