James W Hester, Sr – On This Date in 1931

James W Hester, Sr

James W Hester, Sr

On this date the 21st of April in 1931, Emily’s father-in-law, James W Hester, Sr. was born in Walthall, Webster County, Mississippi.

His parents, George Washington Hester, Sr.* and Annie Eva Moutry* had four children:

1- Myrtle Hester – Born on May 26, 1921 in Mississippi and died on July 16, 1997 in Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi. Married to Robert R. Beasley.

2- G W Hester, Jr. * – Born on August 15, 1925 in Webster County, Mississippi and died on November 11, 2011 in Eupora, Webster County, Mississippi.  Married to Cleo Fulgham.*

3- Jim Allen Hester* – Born on April 18, 1929 in Mississippi and died July 7, 1929.

4- James W Hester, Sr.* – Born on April 21, 1931 in Walthall, Mississippi and died September 6, 2004 in Jackson, Mississippi. Married to Peggy Ann Holliday.*

*Source: Find A Grave

James as a boy.

James as a boy.

hester house

The Hester home place in Webster County, Mississippi.

Robert and Myrtle BEasley with Peggy and James Hester

Robert and Myrtle Beasley with Peggy and James Hester

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