David Lester obituary
DAVID LESTER, CLARION, DIES Services for Former Railroad Man Monday ; Clarion—Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Eyler funeral home and at 2:30 p. m. at the United Presbyterian church for David Lester, 79, who died at his home Friday morning following a long illness. Tho Rev. W. A. Muir will officiate. David Lester was born Feb. 5, 1864 in Gibson, Mahaska county, Io\va. He was united in marriage to Ella Francis Piersel, Dec. 1G, 18B9. To this union 2 children were born, Beulah, now Mrs. Stanley Stanley Anderson, of Clnrion and Loren, Loren, who was drowned when 19 years old while fording the Grand river, Colorado, on horseback. Mr. Lester engaged in farming while in Iowa, and in 1907 the family moved to Palisades, Col., where Mr. Lester had a fruit ranch. In 1915 the family moved to Clarion which has since been their home. After coming to Clarion, Mr. Lester Lester was employed at the Chicago, Great Western roundhouse until failing health forced him to retire. retire. He united with the United Presbyterian Presbyterian church and was'a member member of the Modern Woodmen of America for 50 years.. Others surviving besides his wife and daughter are 1 sister, Mrs. O. Kelling of Goldfield; 3 brothers, William of. What Cheer, Clark of Rose Hill, and John of Goldfield.