middle initial "J" or "I"?
b.Oct 1867, OH
d.1954 Henry County, Ohio
Lillian May SMITH (d.1942 OH)
m.25 April 1888 Henry, Cuyahoga, Ohio
d/o Frank Smith & Livona Buchanan
George W. TESTER (b.1830 OH)
Sophia SPANGLER (b.1831 OH)
children: TESTER

  1. Leo (b.15 Feb 1890 OH)
  2. Vern Park (b.16 Jun 1892 OH)
Siblings: TESTER
  • Charles (b.~1853 OH)
  • Jacob (b.~1855 OH)
  • Mary Ann (b.~1858 OH)
  • Peter (b.~1860 OH)
  • Emma (b.~1862 OH)
  • George Washington (b.~1865 OH)
  • fact sources and writings about this individual:
    Transcribed records, from the research of Kevin Everingham of MI, 2008-2010
    updated Census data 2012

    1888 Cuyahoga Marriage Record... John Tester & Lillie Smith married 25 April 1888 at Henry, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
    1888 Democratic Northwest Newspaper, May 3, 1888, Napoleon, Ohio.. "Marriage notice; Tester-Smith, by Elder J.B. Clover at the residence of Frank Smith, in Washington township, Henry County, Ohio, April 25th, John Tester and Miss Lillie Smith."

    1889 Democratic Northwest Newspaper, May 30, 1889, Napoleon, Ohio.. "Liberty Center visited by a destructive conflagration, seven buildings destroyed!... The barber shop of John Tester ignited.."

    1890 Henry County Birth Record (Page 235, #618)... Leo E. Tester, male, b.15 Feb 1890 at Liberty, Henry, Ohio, son of; John Tester & Lilly Smith

    1892 Henry County Birth Record (Vol.4 Pg.530)... Vernie Tester, male, b.16 June 1892 at Liberty, Henry, Ohio... s/o John I. Tester & Lillie M. Smith.

    1894 Democratic Northwest & Henry County News, Jan 25, 1894, Napoleon, Ohio.. "Liberty Center social section,.. John Tester has learned how to build furnaces."

    1900 CENSUS Liberty Township, Henry, Ohio (page 11A, family #252)... John Tester 34, b.Oct 1866 OH,.. Lilly Tester 34, b.Aug 1866 OH, wife, mother of 2 children, 2 living,.. Leo Tester 10, b.Feb 1880 OH, son,.. Vern Tester 8, b.June 1892 OH.

    1914 Monroe MI Marriage Record (Vol.5, pg.95 #90)... Leo A. Tester, 24, b.OH & Grace I Schall 20, b.OH... married 16 Feb 1914 at Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan.. grooms parents; John Tester & Lillian Smith, brides parents; Peter Schall & Christine Bauer.

    1920 CENSUS Detroit, Wayne, MI (Sheet 9, household #257)... John J. Tester 52,.. Lillian 53, wife,.. Verne 26, son.... & Bruce Guyer 18, b.OH, "no relation given".

    1930 CENSUS Washington, Henry, OH (Sheet 9B, household #214)... John I. Tester 62, b.OH,.. Lillian M. Tester 63, b.OH.

    1940 CENSUS Colton, Washington twp., Henry, OH (Sheet 10B, family #209)... John Tester 72, b.OH,.. Lillian Tester 73, b.OH, wife.

    1942 Henry County OH Death Record ... Lillian May Tester, 75, married, of Liberty Center, Ohio, died 8 May 1942 at Washington, Henry, Ohio,.. born 11 Nov 1866 at Washington Township, Henry Co. OH.... burial at Young Cemetery, 11 May 1942,... d/o Frank Smith & Livona Buchanan. spouse; John Tester.

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