|. Ernest Fuget Nestor, 1890 - 1955, s/o Ballard Preston Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
G414 Ernest Fuget Nestor,7 G41 (Ballard,6,Jacob,5,Daniel,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2,Frederick,1)
. b 14 Feb 1890 Peck, Carroll Co, Va; d 12 Feb 1955 Berea, Madison Co, Ky (SSN 401-03-1070), bur Berea Cem.
. His middle name has been spelled Fugit by some, and it was spelled that way in the 1910 census, but his WW II draft registra-
. tion card spelled in Fuget, and he apparently signed that card. Also he was E. Fuget Nestor in his 1916 marriage license.
. His death certificate lists him as "Ernest Fugate Nestor, died age 64 yrs, 11 mos, of coronary occlusion, arteriosclerosis, born
. Christion Co, Va, s/o Ballard Preston Nestor and Renee". See image below. His 1936 social security application gives his
. name as Ernest Fuget Nester. See image below. Many websites incorrectly list him as Ernest Fugit Nestor.
. See pictures of Ernest and Mary's tombstones below.
. m 7 Jul 1916 Princeton, Mercer Co, WVa to Mary Etta Goad, b 8 Jun 1888 Carroll Co, Va, d 23 Aug 1983 Lexington, Fayette
. Co, Ky (SSDI 234-96-3784 WVa), bur Berea Cem, d/o John Astor Goad (#B13) and Sarah Elizabeth Bond.
. Mary's LR: Lexington, Fayette Co, Ky 40502.
. Ernest was an accountant for coal mining companies in McDowell Co, WVa and Pike Co, Ky, later operated a service station
. with his son Ernest in Marmet, WVa in the late 1940's, and finally was the accountant for Renfro Valley Enterprises, south
. of Berea, Ky. See pictures of a young Ernest below. See more pictures of E.F. and Mary Nestor and family on separate web-
. pages: pictures1 (1920s and 1930s southern WVa; Pike County) pictures2 (1940s Marmet, Charleston)
. pictures3 (1940s Marmet, Charleston) pictures4 (1950s Berea, Ky; 1983 Lexington, Ky)
. 1917, 5 Jun: Pike Co, Ky: WW I draft registration card: Earnest F. Nestor, b 14 Feb 1890 Peck, Va, of Esco, Ky, employed as
. bookkeeper + clerk for Elkhorn and Shelby Creek Coal Co, Esco, Ky; married; described as tall, slender, d brown eyes,
. black hair. (see image below)
. 1917 Bluefield, WVa City Directory, p 182, Nester Ernest F, asst sec R R Y M C A, rms same.
. 1919, 16 Jan: The post office at Wolfpit (Pike Co, Ky) was established, with Ernest "R." Nestor, postmaster. Wolfpit was a
. hamlet and former coal town on Ky 195, at the mouth of Wolfpit Branch of Marrowbone Creek, acc to "Place Names of
. Pike County, Kentucky", p 132, by Robert M. Rennick, 1991.
. 1919, 16 Jan: "Appointments of U.S. Postmasters", p 495: Ernest F. Nestor, Wolfpit, Pike Co, Ky.
. 1920 Pike Co census, Marrowbone Pct, ED 113, sheet 13B, #233/248, Earnest C. Nestor,29 Va, office, booking, Mary,30 Va,
. Earnest V.,2 1/12 Ky, Arthur C.,1 5/12 Ky, Hellen D. Goad,16 WVa (sis-in-law).
. 1921, 2 May: Pike Co, Ky Order Bk Y, p 309: "This day came E.F. Nestor, presenting and had filed his Commission as Not-
. ary Public for Pike Co. duly signed by the Governor of Ky and gave bond with F.T. Hatcher as surety. Said bond
. being duly accepted and approved by the court. Said Nestor appeared in open court and took the oath as required by
. 1925, 16 May: Pike Co, Ky Order Bk Z1, p 561: "This day came E.F. Nestor presenting and had filed his commission as Not-
. ary Public for Pike County, Ky. duly signed by the Governor of the State of Kentucky, and gave bond with R.G. Wells
. as surety, which bond being accepted and approved by the court. Said Nestor appeared in open court and took the oath
. as required by law"
. 1920's Ernest worked for a while with Mercer Motor Co in Princeton and for a swimming pool in Kegley, Mercer Co.
. The family stayed briefly with his sister Laura Shockley's family near Spanishburg. They also lived in Hemphill, Mc-
. Dowell Co for a while.
. 1927 Bluefield, WVa City Directory, p 568, Nestor Ernest F (Mary E) clk Bank of Princeton h 814 S 9th
. 1930 McDowell Co, WVa census, Welch, ED 23, sheet 19B, 65 Oak St, #432/432, Earnest Nestor,40 Va (marr age 26), rent
. ($30/mo), bookkeeper, coal company, Mary,42 Va (marr age 28), Earnest,12 Ky, Arther,11 Ky, Willie,8 WVa, Ilamae,16
. WVa (niece).
. 1930 Welch, WVa City Directory, p 88, Nestor Ernest F (Mary) traffic mgr Kingston-Pocahontas Coal Co h445 Beech
. 1936, 25 Nov: Application for Social Security Account Number 401-03-1070, for Ernest Fuget Nester, b 14 Nov 1890 Peck, Va,
. s/o Ballard Preston Nestor and Irene Reece. Employed by Edgewater Coal Company, Inc, Lookout, Ky.
. See image below.
. 1937, 2 Feb: Pike Co Civil Order Bk 9, p 248: "Hon. G.A. Stump, Judge, Pike Co. County Court, Pikeville. This day came
. E.F. Nestor and presented his commission from the Governor of the Commonwealth as Notary Public for Pike County,
. and thereupon on his motion he qualified as notary public for Pike County, Kentucky, for a period of four years from
. the 18th day of January, 1937, by taking the oath prescribed by law and by giving bond in the sum of $300.00 with J.P.
. Hobson, Jr as his surety, which bond is approved by the court."
. 1940, 18 Apr: Kanawha Co, WVa census, Louden Dist, Marmet, ED 20-100, sheet 20A, #348, Rents ($5/mo), E.F. Nestor,
. 50 Va, mechanic, private garage, Mary,51 Va, Ernest,22 Ky, ab, residence Loukout, Pike Co, Ky, rents ($25/mo), Paul,
. 21 Ky, ab, residence Lookout, Pike Co, Ky, Willie Marie,18 WVa, saleswoman, grocery store. (residence's as of 1 Apr
. 1935. Highest grades of school completed, respectively were H2, H3, C3, C2, and H4) (Indexed as "Hestor")
. 1942, 27 Apr: Grafton, Taylor Co, WVa: WW II draft registration card: Ernest Fuget Nestor, age 52; b 14 Feb 1890 "Carrol"
. Co, Va; of Marmet, Kanawha Co, WVa; telephone #98-461; in business for self; described as brown eyes, brown hair,
. light complexion. See image below.
. 1946, 25 Feb: Kanawha Co, WVa: Bk 182, p 222: Articles of Incorporation filed for E. F. Nestor and Son, Inc, by the Incorpor-
. ators E. F. Nestor, Ernest V. Nestor, Mary Nestor, and Dorothy Louise Nestor. Principal office to be located in Marmet,
. Kanawha Co. Objects for which this corporation was formed: "Retail Gasoline Dealer, including all merchandise allied to
. the service station business. General Automobile repairs, wrecker service and road service of all kinds. Used Cars, sales
. and service. Retail Merchant, sales and service. The amount of total authorized capital stock: Five Thousand dollars,
. divided into Fifty shares of the par value of One Hundred dollars each. The amount of capital stock with which it will
. commence business: Two Thousand dollars, being Twenty Shares of One Hundred Dollars each. Incorporators: E. F. Nes-
. tor, 9 Shares of Common Stock, Ernest V. Nestor, 9 Shares, Mary Nestor, 1 Share, Dorothy Louise Nestor, 1 Share, all of
. 1951, 30 Jun: Kanawha Co: E. F. Nestor, President of E. F. Nestor and Son, Inc, filed a certificate of the discontinuation of busi-
. ness, voted on at a corporate meeting on 15 Jun 1951 in Marmet, and notice was published in "The Charleston Gazette".
. 1955, 17 Feb: "Mount Vernon Signal": Renfro Bookkeeper Found Dead In Auto.
. A familiar face is missing in Renfro Valley this week. Ernest V. Nestor, bookkeeper for the Renfro Valley Enterprises,
. was found dead in his automobile Saturday. The body was found as the result of a search started when Mr. Nestor failed
. to show up for his job at the Valley.
. According to Mr. Nestor's employer, John Lair, the 65- year old bookkeeper had left his home in Berea at the usual
. time Saturday morning. The car was parked in a neighboring garage, and Mrs. Nestor believed that her husband had gone
. on to work, becoming alarmed only when he failed to return home at the usual time Saturday evening. Mr. Nestor had
. only recently been released from Berea Hospital, where he was taken to recuperate from a heart attack, and had been back
. at work at the Valley only a few days.
. A check at the Valley showed that Mr. Nester hadn't made it this time, though. Another heart attack evidently had
. struck as he started to back his car from the garage. Neighbors later reported that they did see Mr. Nestor start to back
. out of the garage, but they believed that he had changed his mind about leaving when they saw the car driven back in.
. The car door still was partly open when Mrs. Nestor located her husband, and knowing how methodical and careful he
. was about everything, Mrs. Nestor knew immediately that something was wrong. It is believed that Mr. Nestor had
. started to get out of the car, but had fallen back into his last lapse before ever leaving the car.
. A native of Carroll County, Va., Mr. Nestor had worked as a bookkeeper with coal companies in both Virginia and
. Kentucky before settling down in this section of the county. Mr. Nestor settled down in Berea to retire, but according
. to Mr. Lair soon was drawn to Renfro Valley looking for something to do and Mr. Lair gave him a job.
. Mr. Nestor is survived by his wife, Mary Goad Nestor; two sons Ernest V. Nestor, Ashland, and Paul Nestor, former
. assistant manager of Berea College and now with the University of Kentucky in Lexington; one daughter who lives in
. Rockport, Ill; a sister, Mrs Nettie Reid, of Spanishburg, W.Va., and nine grandchildren.
. Funeral services were held at 2:30 P.M. Monday at the Britton Funeral Home, Berea, with the Rev. Leon Sanborne and
. and the Rev. O. B. Mylum officiating. Burial was in the Berea Cemetery.
. Those from this comminity attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Lair, Mr. Bill Martin, Mrs. Cora Lee Speer and
. Miss Virginia Bray.
. 1955 Rockford, Ill City Directory, p 507: Nestor Ernest Mrs r1537 E State
. 1959 Rockford, Ill City Directory, p 624: Nestor Mary (wid Ernest F) r 1537 E State
G4141 1. Ernest Velmer Nestor (Ernie), b 13 Jul 1917 Esco, Pike Co, Ky, m Dorothy Louise Strait.
. See his childhood pictures at pictures1.
. Moved to Ashland, Ky.
G4142 2. Arthur Paul Nestor (Paul), b 9 Jan 1919 Wolf Pit, Pike Co, Ky, m Janet Helen White.
. Moved to Berea and Lexington, Ky and Kinston, NC.
G4143 3. Billie Marie Nestor, b 23 Oct 1921 Huntington, Cabell Co, WVa, m Robert Edgin Whitsitt (Bob).
. Her name was Willie Marie in the WVa birth rec index, Willie in the 1930 census, and Willie Marie in the 1940 census'.
. Moved to Rockford, Ill.
|Ernest Fuget Nestor (middle), ca 1910-15
|Ernest F. Nestor, ca 1904
|Ernest F. and Mary Goad Nestor's tombstones in Berea, Kentucky Cemetery
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