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Free death Record on Coffin Plates of Mary J Lester, Volney Lester, Adele Lester and Emily A Lester

Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plates of Mary J Lester, Volney Lester, Mary Lester, Adele Lester and Emily A Lester


The Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Coffin Plates of Mary J Lester, Volney Lester, Adele Lester and Emily A Lester

Died. Aug. 12th 1891
Mary J. Lester
Aged 50 yrs 4 mos 2 dys

The Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Coffin Plates of Mary J Lester, Volney Lester, Adele Lester and Emily A Lester

Died. Feb. 1st 1892
Volney Lester
Aged 71 ears

The Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Coffin Plates of Mary J Lester, Volney Lester, Adele Lester and Emily A Lester

Mary ? Lester
Aged 62 years 9 months

This plate has no date but I can tell from the style that it was made 1890 to 1920.


The Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Coffin Plates of Mary J Lester, Volney Lester, Adele Lester and Emily A Lester

C Adele Lester
AT REST
Aged 22 years

This coffin plate for Adele Lester is most likley the oldest plate in this group. From the style I would say it was made 1875 to 1890.


The Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Coffin Plates of Mary J Lester, Volney Lester, Adele Lester and Emily A Lester

Emily A Lester
Age 82 yrs

This plate has no date but I would say from the style that it is from 1910 to 1920.

This coffin plates for Mary J Lester, Volney Lester, Adele Lester and Emily A Lester were found in Auburn, New York United States.

I went and had a hunt for the Lester family in the 1880 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I chose the 1880 census as from the style of the coffin plates we can tell they are all from around 1890 to 1910. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Lester surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a FREE TRIAL at Ancestry.com at the bottom of this page. 1880 United States Federal Census

Name, Parents or spouse, Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Est. Birth Year, Birthplace, Relation.

Antony Lester Auburn, Cayuga, NY <1843> Canada Something other than a direct relationship
Samuel C. Lester Auburn, Cayuga, NY <1808> Connecticut Self
Mary A. Lester Auburn, Cayuga, NY <1811> New Hampshire Something other than a direct relationship
Mary J. Fay Samuel C. Lester Auburn, Cayuga, NY <1837> New York Daughter
Orman Lester Francis Lester Auburn, Cayuga, NY <1830> New York Self
Francis Lester Orman Lester Auburn, Cayuga, NY <1840> New York Wife
Carrie Lester Orman Lester, Francis Lester Auburn, Cayuga, NY <1863> New York Daughter
Charles Lester Auburn, Cayuga, NY <1856> New York Something other than a direct relationship
Charles Lester Auburn, Cayuga, NY <1857> New York Something other than a direct relationship
Andrew Lester Aurelius, Cayuga, NY <1859> Pennsylvania Something other than a direct relationship
Charles Lester Anna Lester Locke, Cayuga, NY <1839> New York Self
Anna Lester Locke, Cayuga, NY <1795> Connecticut Mother
Betsey Lester Locke, Cayuga, NY <1829> New York Sister
Earl Lester Locke, Cayuga, NY <1863> New York Cousin
Lucy A. Lester Polly Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1841> Connecticut Self
Polly Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1805> New York Mother
Frank Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1856> New York Something other than a direct relationship
Emma Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1854> New York Something other than a direct relationship
Paulina Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1817> New York Self
James Lester Debora Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1808> New York Self
Debora Lester James Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1823> New York Wife
James A. Lester James Lester, Debora Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1861> New York Son
John A. Lester James Lester, Debora Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1861> New York Son
Earl Lester James Lester, Debora Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1865> New York Son
George Lester Ersula Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1841> New York Self
Day Lester Susan Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1832> New York Self
Ersula Lester George Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1844> Ohio Wife
Susan Lester Day Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1833> New York Wife
Hattie Lester Day Lester, Susan Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1866> New York Daughter
Eva Lester George Lester, Ersula Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1869> New York Daughter
Jay Lester Day Lester, Susan Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1858> New York Son
Earl Lester Day Lester, Susan Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1863> New York Son
Smith Lester Day Lester, Susan Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1868> New York Son
Albert Lester Lucy A. Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1823> New York Self
Lucy A. Lester Albert Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1829> New York Wife
Alice Lester Albert Lester, Lucy A. Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1863> New York Daughter
Emily Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1817> New York Sister
Christina Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1841> New York Self
Dellie Lester Christina Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1864> New York Daughter
Cora Lester Christina Lester Moravia, Cayuga, NY <1869> New York Daughter
B.F. Lester Sylphia Lester Niles, Cayuga, NY <1825> New York Self
Sylphia Lester B.F. Lester Niles, Cayuga, NY <1838> New York Wife
Emma Lester B.F. Lester, Sylphia Lester Niles, Cayuga, NY <1862> New York Daughter
Whitford Lester B.F. Lester, Sylphia Lester Niles, Cayuga, NY <1869> New York Son
Charles Lester Niles, Cayuga, NY <1848> New York Son-in-law
Mary Lester Theodore Snyder, Elizabeth Snyder Niles, Cayuga, NY <1852> PA Daughter
Alfred Lester Mary Lester Owasco, Cayuga, NY <1857> New York Self
Mary Lester Alfred Lester Owasco, Cayuga, NY <1857> CAN Wife
Lester Alfred Lester, Mary Lester Owasco, Cayuga, NY <1880> New York Daughter
George Lester Jane Lester Scipio, Cayuga, NY <1845> New York Self
Jane Lester George Lester Scipio, Cayuga, NY <1843> New York Wife
Charles Lester George Lester, Jane Lester Scipio, Cayuga, NY <1867> New York Son
Mary A. Lester Scipio, Cayuga, NY <1811> NJ Self
Edward J. Lester Susan Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1848> New York Self
Jefferson Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1813> New York Self
Susan Lester Jefferson Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1850> New York Daughter
Susan Lester Edward J. Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1855> New York Wife
Alvarettia Lester Jefferson Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1858> New York Daughter
Victoria Smith Jefferson Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1842> New York Daughter
Wayne M. Lester Pheba J. Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1846> New York Self
Pheba J. Lester Wayne M. Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1850> New York Wife
May L. Lester Wayne M. Lester, Pheba J. Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1870> New York Daughter
Dorwin Lester Wayne M. Lester, Pheba J. Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1871> New York Son
Roy B. Lester Wayne M. Lester, Pheba J. Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1874> New York Son
Jenette Lester Sempronius, Cayuga, NY <1829> New York Stepmother
Abie Lester Sterling, Cayuga, NY <1871> New York Stepdaughter
David Lester Sterling, Cayuga, NY <1815> New York Self
Lucy Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1816> New York Self
Fred J. Lester Eva M. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1858> New York Self
Henry L. Lester Annie Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1843> New York Self
Elias Lester Ida M. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1842> New York Self
Eva M. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1869> New York Granddaughter
Annie Lester Henry L. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1848> New York Wife
Eva M. Lester Fred J. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1859> New York Wife
Ida M. Lester Elias Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1858> New York Wife
Morell B. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1858> New York Something other than a direct relationship
Claude F. Lester Fred J. Lester, Eva M. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1878> New York Son
Orrin Lester Mary J. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1820> New York Self
Edwin Lester Permelia Lester, Abigail Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1834> New York Self
Mary J. Lester Orrin Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1821> New York Wife
Abigail Lester Edwin Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1838> New York Wife
Ida M. Lester Edwin Lester, Abigail Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1865> New York Daughter
Permelia Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1808> New York Mother
Volney Lester Mary J. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1821> New York Self
Ann Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1830> New York Self
Mary J. Lester Esther Smith, Volney Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1828> New York Wife
Lewis Allyn Lester Volney Lester, Mary J. Lester Venice, Cayuga, NY <1867> New York Son
Wellington Lester Martha Lester Genoa, Cayuga, NY <1828> New York Self
Martha Lester Wellington Lester Genoa, Cayuga, NY <1835> New York Wife
Gaven P. Lester Wellington Lester, Martha Lester Genoa, Cayuga, NY <1865> New York Son
Polly Lester Genoa, Cayuga, NY <1803> New York Aunt
George Lester Julia A. Lester Genoa, Cayuga, NY <1822> New York Self
Julia A. Lester Isaac Armstrong, George Lester Genoa, Cayuga, NY <1835> New York Wife
Ellen Lester George Lester, Julia A. Lester Genoa, Cayuga, NY <1863> New York Daughter

I did a little more hunting to see if I could narrow it down a little.

1880 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Volney Lester
Age: 59
Estimated birth year: <1821>
Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Venice, Cayuga, New York
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Mary J. Lester
Father's birthplace: CT
Mother's birthplace: CT

1880 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Emily Lester
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: <1817>
Birthplace: New York
Occupation: At Home
Relationship to head-of-household: Sister
Home in 1880: Moravia, Cayuga, New York
Marital status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father's birthplace: NY
Mother's birthplace: NY
This Emily is the best contender that I could find in 1880. She is a few years to old to be our Emily but the cencus may be out or I may be out a few years on my dating of the coffin plate.

NOTE
I have just learned that Roger Phillips of None Such Folks has lots of info and photographs on this family. He tells me that Volney and Emily were siblings. Mary Jane __ was married to Orrin Lester, Volney and Emily's brother. Volney and Mary Smith also had a daughter Emily who died in 1860 at about 10 years old.

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Coffin plates often contain birth and death dates, and sometimes the place of birth or the occupation of a deceased person.

While not technically a true vital record, coffin plates can be seen as a substitute for vital records or at the least a good clue. In the case of people who died before civil registration it might be one of the few written records genealogists will find in their hunt for that brick wall ancestor!

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Remember when searching for Coffin Plates on the net they are sometimes referred to as Coffin Plaques, Casket plates or Casket Plaques.

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