|. Albert Woodrum Nester, 1880 - 1940, s/o James M. Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
L23 Albert Woodrum Nester,3 L2 (James,2,James,1)
. b Jun 1880 Sinking Creek, Giles Co, Va (b Jun 1884 Va acc to the 1900 census). He was b 9 Jun 1880 acc to his WW I draft reg
. card, but b ca 1883-84 acc to all his other census records. He was b 29 Jun 1880 Sinking Creek, Giles Co acc to his b rec.
. He was b 9 May 1883 Bedford Co, Va, d 28 Dec 1940 Roanoke, "age 57 yrs, 7 mos, sudden death pistol shot wound of head,
. s/o John Nester and Elizabeth B. Painter, wife Eunice Marie Nester", bur Fairview Cem.
. m(1) Luttie Thomas Gilliams, b 2 Mar 1886 Franklin Co, Va, d 4 Jan 1927 Roanoke, d/o Henry Gulliams and Sallie Webb.
. m(2) Eunice Marie Grishaw, b 4 Sep 1910 Va, d 7 Nov 1994 Nelson Co, Va (SSDI 231-76-2487 Va), d/o Whitfield Grishaw and
. Martha Agnes Mayberry.
. 1910 Roanoke Co, Va census, Melrose Ward, ED 122, sheet 12A, 513 Fifth Ave, #175/224, Albert W. Nestor,27 Va, fireman,
. railroad, Lutie,26 Va (marr 6 yrs, 3 ch, 3 living), Lodisca,4 Va, Osca,2 Va, Harry,7/12 Va, Mastra Williams,20 Va (sister-
. 1918, 12 Sep: Roanoke, Va: WW I draft registration card: Albert Woodrum Nester, b 9 Jun 1880, age 38; of 901 Hanover Ave,
. NW, Roanoke; occup: fireman for N&W Ry; nearest relative: Luttie T. Nester; described as 5' 6", medium build, blue
. eyes, brown hair. See image below.
. 1920 Roanoke Co census, Melrose Ward, ED 42, sheet 15B, 902 McDowell Ave, #237/265, Albert A. Nester,37 Va, fireman,
. railroad, Luty T.,34 Va, Lodeske E.,14 Va, Oscar C.,11 Va, Ralph L.,9 Va, James T.,5 Va, Aveline,4 Va, Lois E.,2 Va,
. Alice J. Nester,57 Va (mother, wid).
. 1930 Roanoke Co census, Roanoke, Melrose, ED 117-2, sheet 9B, 603 22nd St, #61/66, A.W. Nester,46 Va (wid), fireman,
. steam railroad, Ralph,18 Va, laborer, city market, James,15 Va, Edward,11 Va, Berkley,8 Va, Bevley,8 Va (twins), Eve-
. lyn,14 Va, Dollie,7 Va.
. 1940 Roanoke Co census, Roanoke, ED 119-7, sheet 6B, 1907 Hanover Ave, #126, Albert W. Nester,58 Va, locomotive fire-
. man, steal railway, Eunice M.,29 Va, Edward L.,22 Va, new worker, Berkley N.,19 Va, carpenter, contractor, Beverley L.,
. 19 Va, carpenter, contractor, Albert W. Jr,9 Va, Curtis V.,6 Va.
. 1. Lodeska E. Nester, b ca 1906 Va.
. 1910 Bedford Co census, Lisbon Dist, ED 12, sheet 16A, #247/234, Lodeska Nester,4 Va (niece), living with James M. Nes-
L231 2. Oscar Columbus Nester, b 22 Aug 1907 Roanoke, m(1) Mabel Mae Cawley, m(2) Miinnie Evelyn Simmons.
. He was Oscar C. Nester in the 1920 census and Oscar Columbus in his death record. He was referred to as James Oscar Nes-
. ter in his son James' marr rec. All the records combined show that James Oscar Nester was the same person as Oscar Colum-
. bus Nester.
. 3. Harry Sidney Nester, b 16 Sep 1909 Roanoke, d 2 Mar 1914 Roanoke, "age 4 yrs, 6 mos, of measles, double broncho pneu-
. monia, s/o A. W. Nester and Lutie Guilliams", bur Thaxton, Va.
. 4. Ralph Lee Nester, b 22 Apr 1911 Va, d 1 Jun 2002 (SSDI 226-01-3365 Va), bur Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke,
. m(1) 27 Nov 1935 Roanoke Co to Kathleen Bell Crickard, b ca 1913-14 Augusta Co, Va, d/o Wilmer Bernard Crickard and
. Florene Estelle Crist. Ralph m(2) 29 Oct 1949 Roanoke to Ethel Marie Milton, b 29 May 1917 Craig Co, Va, d 25 Jan 1966,
. bur Fair View Cem, Roanoke, d/o Price Pleasant Milton and Emma Maude Craft. Ethel had m(1) 13 Mar 1940 Roanoke to
. Luther Evans Lester, b ca 1916, s/o Monny Everett Lester and Bertie May Richardson. Ralph m(3) Pauline Wiles, b 25 Apr
. 1911, d 1 Mar 1989 Roanoke (SSDI 231-14-6462 Va), bur Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pauline was prob the one, b Jun
. 1910 Roanoke, who m 14 Mar 1940 Roanoke to Emory Dodd Beckner, b Dec 1917 Roanoke, and they div 12 Jan 1965 Roa-
. noke. See picture of Ralph's and Pauline's tombstone below.
. Ralph's LR: Vinton, Roanoke Co 24179. Pauline's LR: Roanoke, Va 24013.
. 1940 Roanoke Co census, Big Lick Dist, North Roanoke, ED 81-4E, sheet 11B, 12 Grace St, #257, Ralph L. Nester,27 Va,
. electrician, electrical appliances, Kathleen B.,26 Va, lodgers with Wilmer D. Crickard.
. 1943, 10 Jul: US WW II Army Enlistment Record, Roanoke, Va: Ralph L. Nester, b 1911, native of Va, resident of Va, pri-
. vate, grammar school, electricians, widower or widow, without dependents.
. 1948 Roanoke, Va City Directory, p 559: Nester Ralph L electn Dowdy Elec r Copperhill Va
. 5. James Tazewell Nester, b 17 Aug 1915 Roanoke, d 14 Feb 1972 Martinsville, m 2 Apr 1938 Roanoke to Blanche Helen
. Bryant Carter, b ca 1915-16 Bluefield, WVa, d/o John L. Bryant and Winnie D. Martin. James and Blanche div 11 Feb 1950
. Roanoke. Blanch had m(1) 20 Mar 1931 Roanoke to Charlie Vernon Carter, b ca 1911 Gates Co, NC, s/o J. E. Carter and
. Neva Winslow. James' death certificate names C. W. Roberts as the informant and his brother-in-law.
. 1940 census, James not located.
. 6. Evelyn Nellie Nester (Averline), b 29 Jan 1916 Roanoke, d 12 Jul 1956 Richmond, Va, bur Fair View Cem, Roanoke, m 4
. Jan 1937 Roanoke to Bernard Earl Etue (Earl), b ca 1916 Wilmington, NC, s/o William Francis Etue and Bertha Belle Jones.
. Earl Bernard Etue had m(1) 11 Sep 1933 Roanoke to Virginia Alice Hodges, b ca 1917. Earl and Virginia div 29 Jul 1948 Roa-
. She was Nelie Aderline in the birth rec index, Aveline in the marr rec index, and Evelyn Nellie in her death rec, which gives her
. birth date as 29 Jan 1920.
. 1940 Roanoke, Va census, ED 119-16, sheet 3B, Wills Ave, #43, Earl Etue,24 NC (son), salesman, mercantile factory, Evelyn,
. 24 Va (dau-in-law), Erlen,5 Va (gd), living with Mrs W.F. Etue. (Erlen was d/o Clarence, Earl's brother)
. 7. Lewis Edward Nester (Edward), b 10 Mar 1918 Roanoke, d 8 Jun 1984 Roanoke (SSDI 223-28-0702 Va), "age 66, of cardio
. respiratory arrest, massive gastrointestinal bleed, s/o Albert W. Nester and Thomas L. Gulliams", bur Fair View Cem, Roa-
. noke. Lewis was divorced acc to his death cert. He was Louis Edward Nester in the birth cert index.
. See picture of his tombstone below.
. 1942, 22 Aug: US WW II Army Enlistment Record: Fort Myer, Va: Lewis E. Nester, b 1918, native of Va, resident of Dist of
. Columbia, private, 2 yrs of high school, waiters and waitresses, single, 68", 116 lbs.
L236 8. Berkley Neal Nester, b 17 Aug 1920 Roanoke, m Arduth Willetta Sparks (Willetta,Etta).
L237 9. Beverly Lee Nester, b 17 Aug 1920 Roanoke, m Rachel Cole James.
. 10. Dollie Pearl Nester, b ca 1921-23 Roanoke, Va, m 19 Aug 1939 Giles Co, Va to William Bruce Martin, b ca 1914 Giles Co,
. s/o Thomas S. Martin and Mattie Easter. She was age 18, and her parents Albert Nester and Hattie Williams in the marr rec.
. She was poss Pearl Ellen Nester, b 1923 Roanoke.
. 11. Albert William Nester, b 1 May 1930 Appomattox, Va, d 15 Mar 2000 (SSDI 226-32-6710 Va).
. His LR: Monroe, Amherst Co, Va 24574. The Va death rec index gives his death date as 8 Mar 2000 Lynchburg.
L239 12. Virgil Curtis Nester (Curtis), b 10 Oct 1933 Roanoke Co, m Roxie Lee Harris.
. 13. Joyce Marie Nester, b 1942 Roanoke, m 5 Apr 1958 Prince Edward Co, Va to Lewis Edward Price, b 1939 Appomattox Co,
. s/o Clarence E. Price and Myrtle Davis.
. a. Edward Ray Price, b 1959 Prince Edward Co, m 6 Nov 1981 Lunenburg Co, Va to Betty Lue Moore, b 1961, d/o William
. Moore and Lucille Long.
. b. Darlene Angela Price, b 1965 Prince Edward Co, m 24 Sep 1988 Lunenburg Co to Patrick Michael Berryman, b 1964,
. s/o Richard Michael Berryman and Barbara Jean Case.
. Ref: 1. "The Roanoke Times", 26 Jan 1966: ETHEL MILTON NESTER, 48, of 932 Morehead Avenue, SE, died Tuesday in a
. local hospital. Surviving are her husband, Ralph L. Nester; a son, Charles E. Lester, Roanoke; a brother, Howard P.
. Milton, Roanoke; a sister, Mrs. Lillian M. Gunter, Roanoke. Lotz handling arrangements.
. 2. www.findagrave.com, info by Lanie.
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