Harvey and Ada Lester


     I've "rescued" two old photographs of husband and wife Harvey Orrin LESTER and Ada BUCK LESTER. The photographs were taken at Mrs. M.J. Wyatt's Studio in Holdrege, Nebraska likely when they became engaged in 1889. Along with the photographs is a typed "History" of the couple including the following information:

     Harvey Orrin LESTER b. 23 Dec 1862 in Forest Lake, Susquehanna, PA, Ada BUCK, his wife, b. 27 May 1869 in Michigan.  In 1888, Harvey spent the winter visiting relatives in Nebraska who had taken land under the Homestead Act. That same year Ada went to Nebraska from Michigan to spend the winter with relatives and was asked to teach in the school there. Harvey courted Ada and they planned to be married after returning east. They were married in Michigan on 1 Jan 1890 and made their home there in Lyons, Ionia, and Okemos, had farms on the fertile flat lands there. One daughter, Odette LESTER was b. 10 Mar 1907. Ada BUCK LESTER d. 3 Nov 1928 Harvey Orrin LESTER b. 31 Aug 1930. Members of the Methodist Church. Material furnished by a niece Beulah HEFFERAN of Montrose, PA. I believe with very limited research that Ada is, Ada E. BUCK the daughter of Jacob L. BUCK + Clarissa Louisa WAY and that their daughter Odette T. LESTER married ??? PETIT and moved to Louisiana were she died 4 Feb 1999.
     I'm hoping to find someone from this family so that these precious photographs with the written history can be returned to its rightful place with family. I am hoping that posting the photographs will assist in locating the family.

Submitted by Shelley


Last update December 29, 2007