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Lester James Race

Male 1867 - 1913  (45 years)


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  • Name Lester James Race 
    Born 29 November 1867  Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Railroad conductor 
    Died 9 March 1913  Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Lester was probably the Lester Race mentioned in this 1880 Census:
      1880 Federal Census, Deerfield Township, Mecosta County, Michigan
      Roll 594, page 618 B
      Joseph McGill, 66, farmer, b. Ireland, parents b. Ireland
      Pheobe McGill, 66, sister-in-law, keeping house, b. Canada, parents b. Canada
      Maggie Anderson, 8, b. MI, father b. Canada, blank for mother’s birth location
      Charles Chaffey, 22, works farm, b. MI, parents b. Ireland
      Lester Race, 12, servant, b. NY, parents b. NY

      Kent County Marriage Records indicate Lester and Anna were married on 12 July 1893 in Grand Rapids. He is 25, born in Yates County, NY and a switchman. She is 24 and was born in Ohio. His parents are William H. Race and Elizabeth Cook; hers William H. Hennessey and Nellie Doherty. They were married by Father Joseph Benning of St. Andew’s Cathedral, with W. C. Irey and Nellie R. Hennessy as witnesses. (There’s probably a record error where the name Wm. H. of Lester’s father was copied for Anna’s father.)

      1900 Federal Census, Muskegon Ward 1, Muskegon County, Michigan
      Roll 734, page 2B
      156 Ottawa Street
      Lester J. Race, head, b. Nov 1867, 32, m. 6 years, b. NY, parents b. NY, railroad switchman, rents home
      Anna Race, wife, b. Apr 1868, 32, m. 6 years, 3 children, all living, b IL, parents b. Ireland
      George Race, son, Sep 1894, 5, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. IL
      Edwin Race, son, Oct 1895, 4, b. ditto
      Estella Race, daughter, May 1897, 3, b. ditto

      1910 Federal Census, Hammond Ward 2, Lake County, Indiana
      Roll T624_361, page 9B
      5 State Street, North Township
      Lester J. Race, head, 41, m. 17 years, b. NY, parents b. NY, conductor, rail road
      Anna Race, wife, 39, m. 17 years, 3 children, all living, b IL, parents b. Ireland
      George Race, son, 15, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. IL, office boy, steel plant
      Laverne Race, son, 14, b. ditto
      Estella Race, daughter, 11, b. ditto

      Death Certificate State of Michigan Department of State -Division of Vital Statistics, Register No. 1 Saranac Village, Ionia County, Michigan. Lester was born 27 November 1867 in New York. He died February 1, 1913 of chronic appendicitis. He was married, a rail road conductor, and his parents were William H. Race and Julia E. Cook. Both were born in New York. He was buried in Saranac on 11 March 1913. Charles Race of Saranac was the informant.
    Person ID I19073  Schirado
    Last Modified 5 August 2013 

    Father William Henry Race,   b. 21 November 1827, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 March 1872, Byron Township, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Julia Elizabeth Cook,   b. 30 October 1838, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. November 1895, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 15 September 1855 
    Family ID F5657  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Anna Theresa M. Hennessy,   b. 22 April 1868, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 September 1941, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 12 July 1893  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George Irving Race,   b. 9 September 1894, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 July 1959, Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Edwin Lathene Race,   b. 24 October 1895, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1971, Hammond, Lake County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Estella Race,   b. May 1897, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Cyril A. Race,   b. about 1912, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 July 1966, Cudahy, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    Family ID F8316  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S360] John W. Race’s bible (Copy of original record) kept by Walter M. Race.


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