|. Mark Hanna Nester, 1903 - 1957, s/o Isaac Nester
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
I1121 Mark Hanna Nester,8 I112 (Isaac,7,Johnathan,6,Zion,5,Jonathan,4,Jacob,3,Frederick,2)
. b 26 Feb 1903 Carroll Co, Va; d 27 Jun 1957 Hancock, Washington Co, Md, bur Highland Memorial Gardens, Dublin, Va.
. m 22 Sep 1924 New River, Pulaski Co, Va to Virginia Pauline Richeson, b 2 Feb 1906 Belspring, Pulaski Co, d 17 Oct 1977
. Olean, Cattaraugus Co, NY (SSDI 231-03-5803 Va), bur Maple Grove Cem, Friendship, Allegany Co, NY, d/o George
. Thomas Richeson and Amanda Elizabeth Peters (Bettie). Mark and Virginia divorced 11 Nov 1943 Radford, Va, with the
. record giving her maiden name as Richison, and her birth rec gives it as Richeson.
. Virginia m(2) (? Harold E.) Matteson.
. Virginia's LR: Friendship, Allegany Co, NY 14739.
. 1930 Pulaski Co census, Dublin Dist, ED 78-3, sheet 1B, #20/20, Mark H. Nester,27 Va (marr age 21), linemen, telephone con-
. struction, Virginia P.,24 Va (marr age 18), Sidney A.,4 8/12 Va, Agnes I.,2 4/12 Va.
. 1940 Montgomery Co, Va census, Radford, West Ward, ED 117-3, sheet 5B, Fifth St, #107, Mark H. Nester,37 Va, linesman,
. telephone company, Virginia R.,24 Va, saleslady, retail ready to wear store, Sidney A.,14 Va, Agnes I.,12 Va, Ethel M.,
. 26 Va (niece), presser, steam laundry.
. 1941-45 WW II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, NY: Sidney Allen Nester, Electricians's Mate 3c, USNR,
. Guardian, Mrs Virginia Matteson, Box 194 Friendship.
. Possibly same family, but middle Virginia's middle initial wrong:
. ? 1950 Olean, NY City Directory, p 354: Matteson Harold E (Virginia K) prsmn T-H Prntg Co h116 Stowell av
. ? 1953 Olean, NY City Directory, p 215: Matteson Harold (Virginia K) prsmn T H Printing Co h217 1/2 King
. ? 1954 Olean, NY City Directory, p 198: Matteson Harold (Virginia) formn T-S Printing Co r King
. 1. Sidney Allen Nester, b 29 Jul 1925 Belspring, Pulaski Co, d 18 Jun 1945 (MIA), US Navy, WW II, "bur" 22 Nov 1946,
. memorial marker in Parrott Cem, Pulaski Co. EM 3 Sidney A. Nester, d 15 Jul 1946, named on the Honolulu Memorial,
. Honolulu, Hawaii, and who "entered the service from Virginia". Acc to www.findagrave.com, info by Denise Drake Hor-
. ton: "Purple Heart / Rate Electrician's Mate, 3rd Class / Service Number 06596126 / Birth Date July 25, 1925 From Friend-
. ship, New York Decorations Purple Heart Submarine USS Bonefish (SS-223) Loss Date June 18, 1945 Location Toyama
. Wan, Japan Circumstances Sunk by depth charge attack Remarks Sidney was born in Belspring, Pulaski County, Virginia"
. The USS Bonefish was lost about 18 Jun 1845, and all hands officially declared dead 15 Jul 1946.
. See picture of part of Honolulu Memorial below.
. 1942 Radford High School: Sidney Nester is pictured with the basketball team.
. 1944, 25 Jun: US WW II Navy Muster Roll: USS Bonefish (SS 223): Nester, Sidney Allen, Service Number 659 61 26,
. Rating F1c, enlisted 6 Feb 1943 at Abingdon, Va
. 1944, 30 Jun: US WW II Navy Muster Roll: USS Bonefish (SS 223): Nester, Sidney Allen, Service Number 659 61 26,
. Rating F1c, enlisted 6 Feb 1943, date first received on board: 13 Jun 1944.
. 1944, 31 Jul: US WW II Navy Muster Roll: USS Bonefish (SS 223): Nester, Sidney Allen, Service Number 659 61 26,
. Rating F1c, enlisted 6 Feb 1943 at Abingdon, Va
. 1944, 30 Sep: US WW II Navy Muster Roll: USS Bonefish (SS 223): Nester, Sidney Allen, Service Number 659 61 26,
. Rating EM3c, date first received on board: 13 Jun 1944.
. 1944, 31 Dec: US WW II Navy Muster Roll: USS Bonefish (SS 223): Nester, Sidney Allen, Service Number 659 61 26,
. Rating EM3c, enlisted 6 Feb 1943 at Abingdon, Va
. 1945, 31 Mar: US WW II Navy Muster Roll: USS Bonefish (SS 223): Nester, Sidney Allen, Service Number 659 61 26,
. Rating EM3c(T), date first received on board: 13 Jun 1944.
. 2. Agnes Ilee Nester, b 1 Nov 1927 Belspring, d 30 Jul 2004 Altamonte Springs, Seminole Co, Fla (SSDI Va), bur Maple
. Grove Cem, Friendship, Allegany Co, NY, m(1) 30 Dec 1945 Friendship to Glenn Alfred Van Gilder, b 4 Jan 1924 Cuba,
. Allegany Co, d 8 Jan 2006 (SSDI 110-14-7411 NY), bur Black Creek Cem, Black Creek, Allegany Co, s/o Merrion S. Van
. Gilder and Josephine E. Swift. Agnes m(2) Clarence W. Smith and m(3) Thomas Jessup Short. Glenn m(2) Josephine (Jo)
. ____, b 6 Jun 1937, d 30 Jan 2007 (SSDI NY), bur Black Creek Cem. See pictures of Glenn's plaque and his and Jose-
. phine's tombstone below.
. Agnes' LR: Longwood, Seminole Co, Fla 32750. Glenn's and Josephine's LR: Cuba, Allegany Co, NY 14727.
. a. Sidney Allen VanGilder, b 1946 Cuba, Allegany Co, m 23 Oct 1965 Cuba to Elizabeth Jean Torpey, b 1947 Cuba, d/o
. Charles Everett Torpey and Betty Louise Barrett.
. (1) Virginia Ilee VanGilder, b 1966 Cuba.
. (2) Lori Anne VanGilder, b 1969 Wellsville, Allegany Co.
. b. Loren Alfred VanGilder, b 1948, m Shirley K. ____, b ca 1948.
. (1) Matthew VanGilder, b 1970.
. (2) Aaron VanGilder, b 1971.
. (3) Todd VanGilder, b 1974.
. c. Janet Ilee VanGilder, b 1950, m Richard Rinker.
. (1) Mike Rinker, b 1978.
. (2) Mark Rinker, b 1979.
. (3) Jeremiah Jay Rinker, b 10 Jan 1977, d 28 Jan 1977.
. d. Nora Jean VanGilder, b 1956, m Elmer Giles.
. (1) Benjamin Giles, b 1977.
. (2) Malinda Giles, b 1979.
. (3) Timothy Giles, b 1980.
. e. Edith Lucille VanGilder, b 1959, met Bruce Miles, m(1) Jerry Thompson, m(2) Johnny Lee Kern.
. (1) Sarah VanGilder, b 1978.
. (2) Johnny Kern, b 1982.
. 3. Edith Lucille Nester, b 13 Dec 1930 Belspring, d 15 Dec 1930 Belspring, "age 3 days, of some malformation of ?liver,
. s/o Mark H. Nester and Virginia Richrdson", bur Parrott Cem.
. 4. (inf son) Nester, b and d 1 Aug 1932 Montgomery Co, "age a few min, monster, s/o Mark H. Nester and Virginia Richard-
. son", bur Parrott Cem.
. Ref: 1. Sidney A. VanGilder's internet site. He is son of Agnes Ilee Nester VanGilder above.
. 2. www.findagrave.com, maintained by Denise Drake Horton, info on Sidney A. Nester's death
. 3. same, maintained by John Dowdy: US Navy WORLD WAR II Electrician's Mate 3rd Class, Sidney A. Nester
. MIA/KIA Hometown: New York Ship: USS Bonefish (SS-223) Service # 6596126 Awards: Purple Heart, Navy
. Unit Commendation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Combat Patrol Insignia
. Captain: Commander Lawrence Lott Edge MIA/KIA Mission: Daylight submerged patrol Mission Date: 18-Jun-45
. Location: Toyama Bay, Japan Cause: Sunk by depth charge attack Crew: of 85 MIA/KIA The crew of Bonefish
. were lost approximately on June 18 1945 and were officially declared KIA Jul 15 & 16 1946 In a rendezvous June 18
. she requested and received permission to conduct a daylight submerged patrol of Toyama Wan, a bay farther up the
. Honshū coast. The attack group was to depart the Sea of Japan via La Perouse Strait on the night of 24 June. Bonefish
. did not make the scheduled pre-transit rendezvous. Still, Tunny waited in vain off Hokkaidō for three days. On 30
. July, Bonefish was presumed lost. Japanese records reveal that the 5,488 ton cargo ship Konzan Maru was torpedoed
. and sunk in Toyama Wan on 19 June and that an ensuing severe counterattack by Japanese escorts, the Okinawa,
. CD-63, CD-75, CD-158 and CD-207, brought debris and a major oil slick to the water's surface. There can be little
. doubt that Bonefish was sunk in this action.
|. Pictures below from www.findagrave.com
. Added by Diana St. Clair Huber
|. Picture below from www.findagrave.com
. Added by John Dowdy