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Jester family of Corsicana, Texas

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  George Taylor Jester (1846-1922) — also known as George T. Jester — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Macoupin County, Ill., August 23, 1846. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1891-92; member of Texas state senate 9th District, 1893-94; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1895-98. Died in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., July 19, 1922 (age 75 years, 330 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Jester (1818-1851) and Diadema (McKinney) Jester (1820-1885); married 1871 to Alice Bates (1854-1875); married, December 29, 1880, to Frances Paine Gordon (1861-1953); father of Beauford Halbert Jester; first cousin once removed of Perry Northen Jester (1902-1982).
  Political family: Jester family of Corsicana, Texas.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Beauford Halbert Jester (1893-1949) — also known as Beauford Jester — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., January 12, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Texas, 1947-49; died in office 1949; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Kappa Sigma; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Lions. Died, aboard a Pullman railroad car, near Houston, Harris County, Tex., July 11, 1949 (age 56 years, 180 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of George Taylor Jester (1846-1922) and Frances Paine (Gordon) Jester (1861-1953); married, June 15, 1921, to Mabel Buchanan (1901-1984); second cousin of Perry Northen Jester.
  Political family: Jester family of Corsicana, Texas.
  Jester Center Residence Hall (built 1969), at the University of Texas, Austin, is named for him.
  Perry Northen Jester (1902-1982) — also known as Perry N. Jester — of Charlottesville, Va. Born in West Point, Troup County, Ga., January 20, 1902. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Hong Kong, 1928-31; Barbados, 1933-34; U.S. Consul in Barbados, 1935-36; Southampton, 1937-39; Lagos, 1940-42; Colombo, 1947-48; U.S. Consul General in Dakar, as of 1949. Member, Freemasons. Died in July, 1982 (age 80 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Roberts Jester (1875-1965) and Annie Allen (Perry) Jester (1878-1970); married to Olive Webster; first cousin once removed of George Taylor Jester (1846-1922); second cousin of Beauford Halbert Jester.
  Political family: Jester family of Corsicana, Texas.
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