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VESTER, John Charles

VESTER, John Charles

Posted: 929102400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1077568439000
Searching for information regarding John Charles Vester who lived in Canyon, Randall County, Texas from ~1920 to ~1952. One daughter, Eula Vester, married A Don Martin and lived nearby in Vega, TX. They had a son named Harold Martin. Other relations were James A. Vester, Doris Vester, Willie Vester, Jack Charles Vester.


Ruth Padilla (View posts)
Posted: 941371200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: VESTER
You asked about John Charles Vester.

I went to look at the cemetery listings for the Amarillo area, Canyon being considered part of Amarillo almost. Well, here is what I have so far:

John Charles Vester
b. 1866 d. 1952
Jennie E. Vester
v. 1869 d. 1945
Both on the same headstone, buried at Dreamland Cemetery, Canyon, Randall County, Texas.

I have located NO cemetery records so far for the Eula Vester, Don Martin or their son, Harold Martin. Ditto for James A. Vester, Doris Vester, Willie Vester, or Jack Charles Vester.

HOWEVER, I do have a phone call into Dreamland to the lady there and she is looking up her info to see if there is more information available. IF, you are still interested AND you receive this, I can do a little more searching. I live about 2 miles from the library where the genealogy records are kept and about 5 miles away from Dreamland Cemetery.

Just let me know if you are still alive and needing this info.

Ruth Padilla

VESTERs in Canyon vic.

Posted: 941457600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1077568439000
Ruth- your email found me and is helping my VESTER search in RANDALL CO.
Posted: 968932800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1026536405000
Surnames: Vester

I am currently recording the graves at Dreamland Cemetery. I am curious to know how your search is going regarding this family. I do have a side note on Jennie Vester. She is buried next to Joseph Hastings and his wife. Possible that these are her parents? And there are Swaringens buried out here. The name is close to the spelling that you have; however, there may be Swearingens out here, I just have either not come across them or they are in my notes and I have not entered them in the database.

As regards to the other surnames that you listed, do you have any first names to go with those? I will be happy to look for them in the cemetery records for you.


Re: VESTERs in Canyon vic.

Posted: 1234244682000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Vester
I am John Charles Vester (nickname "Willie" - with two sisters, Jeanine & Evelyn) - my father Dorris Vester - son of John Charles Vester and Jennie Vester - buried in Canyon, TX. My father - Dorris and mother, Faye, are buried in Portland, OR (~1975 & 2003)
We live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and would be pleased to hear from our relatives or others interested in "the Vesters" of Canyon, TX.

Re: VESTERs in Canyon vic.

Posted: 1388536380000
Classification: Query
My name is Pamela Sellers. John Charles Vester and Jennie E. Hawkins were the parents of Myrtle Mirah/Myra Vester who married James Alexander Carr. They had children named Jennie Elizabeth, Edna Helen, Jimmie Allen, Lola Mae and Lorine Carr. My grandmother, Jennie Elizabeth married William Clay Charles in Canyon TX and later moved to NM. They had two daughters, Betty Jean and Billie Ann. From what I read, we are definitely related!

We are looking into the story of John Charles Vester as told by my aunt. She heard through family stories that he was on a wagon train where his parents became ill and died. The children were left alone. Two older brothers left to find help and never returned. Another wagon train found them and John C. was left at the Vester farm who adopted him. Have you heard this before? We can't find any mention of his parents names.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
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