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James A. Jester, Lansing

Elizabeth Saunders and Stephen Jester were married March 19th, 1846.
In 1850 Nodaway County Elizabeth W. Jester 24, James A. Jester is 3, Martha 1, and Laura three months, living with Andrew and Martha Jenkins.
In 1850 Nodaway County, Stephen is 38, Elizabeth 34, James 13, Laura 10, John 8, Jancy 6, Belle 4, Olive 2, and Sis newborn. Stephen was sheriff of Nodaway County at one time.

In 1870 Saline County, Missouri, S. M Jester is 48, Betty 44, James 22, Laura 19, John 18, Nancy 16, Bell 14, Olive 12, Hattie 10, and Lucy 2. Parents were born in Kentucky, all the kids in Missouri.
James Jester married Mattie J. McMackin October 5, 1875 in Nodaway County. "A. Jester and Miss Mattie McMackin, at the residence of the bride's father in this "
In 1880 Saline County, Bettie is 52, widowed, Hattie 19, and Lulu 12.
Mattie J. Jester Sep 28, 1886 was named postmaster of Lansing.
J.A. Jester dying 1890, is buried in Maryville, # 68690882.

James cash-claimed a quarter in 25, 3S 43W in 1891. 

"Maryville, Mo., Sept. 21, 1898 – Harry B. Alfree of Newton, Io., and Miss Blanche Jester, daughter of Mrs. J. Jester of Maryville, were married here this morning. They left on the noon train for their home in Newton. [Source: St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, MO) Thursday, 22 Sept. 1898; "
In 1900 Nodaway County, SMantha J. Jester, born April 1853in Ohio, is widowed. She's had three kids, two living. Earl S. Jester, son, born Nov 1877 in Missouri, is a salesman "D G". "
Samantha J. Jester is still in Nodaway County in 1910, 59, widowed, - here she says she's had two children, both living.
1911 "The will of Mrs. Hettie Jester, who recently died at the home of her daughter, in Claremorc, Okla.. was filed in the probate court Tuesday. Howard .MeCommon, a son-in-law. appointed executor, according to the expressed wishes of the deceased/ Three of the children. Mrs. Laura MeCommon, Maryville; John B Jester, Marshall, and Mrs. Lulu Boyd of Claremore. Okla., are each given $100 by the terms of the will. The remainder of the estate is divided as follows among the children: Mrs. Laura McCommon, daughter, one-seventh; Mrs Nannie lxttspelch. Butler, Mo.; daughter, one-seventh; .Mrs Hettie Midi, Marshall, Vlo., daughter, one-sevnth; .Mrs Olive O'Dell, Napton, Mo., daughter, one-seventh; Blanche Alfree and Earl Jester, grand... "

Mattie M. Jester dying March 13, 1917 is also buried in Maryville # 6l8690884.
"Mrs. Samantha Jester died at Newton, Ia 3/13/1917"
"JESTER FUNERAL TODAY. Rev. S. A. olle Conducts Services For Former Maryville Resident.
The funeral of Mrs Samantha Jester, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Blanche Alfree at Newton, la., Tuesday morning was held at the Prict-McNeal undertaking parlors at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The Rev. S. A. Coile, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiated. Burial was in Miriam cemetery. "
"Mrs. D.C Pierpont died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Jester at Maitland, Mo on 7/1/1913. Aged 66 yrs. Buried Maryville, Mo."

1899 "Earl Jester of Maryville, Missouri, was in Wray Saturday. He was on his way to Lansing to look up business interests for a few days. Mr. Jester resided in the Lansing neighborhood from '85 to '90, assisting, in fact, in starting the town."
Earl Jester married Alyce Pierpoint, age 24, in Chicago April 5, 1902.
Earl, farming, 32, and Alice, 33, both born in Missouri, are in Nodaway County in 1910, with Grace 5.
Earl Jester registered in Maitland, Missouri, born Nov 6, 1877, unemployed, nearest relative Mary Alice Jester of Maitland.
Earl Seward Jester 1877-1956 # 27445650 is buried in Maryville. The California death records have him born in Colorado, dying Feb 19, 1956 in Los Angeles County, mother's maiden name McKackin.
Jo Ann Jester, born at Mailand Missouri, married a Matley, then in Sioux City, Iowa 1937 married a Claude Tuttle.
1928 Maryville "Mrs. Blanche Jester, a resident of Maryville about twenty-four years ago, now living at Newton, Ia., was a visitor in Maryville yesterday. "
Word has been received in Maryville of the death cf Mrs. Mary Alice Pierpoint on Apr. 9. She was born Jan. 1. 1876 and lived many years in Nodaway county. She was married to Earl Jester Apr. 5. 1902. Survivors are her husband, Earl Jester, two daughters. Mrs. A. 2xcrih Hollywood, and Mrs. R. K. Montgomery, Los Angeles, grandchildren, j and a Mrs. R. E. Ferguson, St. Joseph. Mrs. Kermey, Maryville, is a niece."
October 1, 1956 "Mrs Gordon Roberts and Helen and Mrs. Dave Roberts attended the burial service of the ashes of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jester at Miriam cemetery in Maryville Saturday conducted by the Rev. Monk Bryan. Mrs. Claude Tuttle, Reseda, Calif., came for the burial of her parents, who were former Maitland residents. "

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