.     Ernest Fuget Nestor, 1890 - 1955, s/o Ballard Preston Nester
.                                                                                                        (INDEX)
.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.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
.                            law".
.                  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
.                            Marmet.
.                  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

.                  issue:

1.   Ernest Velmer Nestor (Ernie), b 13 Jul 1917 Esco, Pike Co, Ky, m Dorothy Louise Strait.
.                        See his childhood pictures at
.                        Moved to Ashland, Ky.

2.   Arthur Paul Nestor (Paul), b 1919 Wolf Pit, Pike Co, Ky, m Janet Helen White.
.                        Moved to Berea and Lexington, Ky and Kinston, NC.

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
See more  pictures1   pictures2   pictures3   pictures4  on separate pages
Ernest F. and Mary Goad Nestor's tombstones in Berea, Kentucky Cemetery
                                          pictures below by author