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CHIDESTER, Lottie Estella 1869 - 1939


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/26/2020 at 21:41:49

"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Monday, March 6, 1939
Page EIGHT, Column 4

Funeral services to be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hoskins

Lottie Estella CHIDESTER, well known Fairfield resident, passed away at 4 a.m. Sunday at her home, 300 East Broadway. She was 69 years of age.

She was born the daughter of George and Matilda NORTON on August 8, 1869 in West Liberty. Mrs. CHIDESTER is survived by her husband, C. C. CHIDESTER; a daughter, Mrs. Fred LARSON of Fairfield; a son, Gouldbourne CHIDESTER of Galesburg, Ill., and two granddaughters, Juanita Arlene CHIDESTER and Lois LARSON. A brother, George, passed away in West Liberty on March 2, 1939.

Mrs. CHIDESTER moved to Fairfield about ten years ago from the northwest part of the county.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hoskins Funeral Home in charge of Dr. M. A. Gable. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.


"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Wednesday, March 8, 1939
Page TWO, Column 6



Lottie Estella NORTON, daughter of George and Matilda NORTON was born at West Liberty, Muscatine county, March 8, 1869. She was one of three children, one brother died in infancy and the other a resident of West Liberty passed away last Friday.

She grew up and was educated in the public schools of West Liberty and was married to Charles Clark CHIDESTER December 18, 1895.

She was the mother of two children George
Gouldbourn CHIDESTER who resides at Galesburg, Ill., and Mrs. Edna LARSON of Fairfield. Besides the two children and husband she is survived by two grandchildren Juanita CHIDESTER of Weslaco, Tex., and Lois LARSON of Fairfield.

Early in life Mrs. CHIDESTER joined the Methodist Episcopal church in West Liberty. After her marriage the young couple moved to a farm near Packwood where they resided for 58 years. While living on the farm she and her husband had their church membership transferred to the Moyer Methodist church north of Fairfield and there she maintained her membership through the years.

After moving to Fairfield she attended the Methodist church here when able but her failing health and distance from the church made it difficult for her to be a regular attendant.

However her faith and trust in God did not waver and through the years she lived a consistent and devoted Christian. Hers was not an easy life and she had many burdens to bear but her services was given freely to her home, her loved ones and her neighbors in need.

She passed peacefully to her heavenly home very early on Sunday morning, aged 69 years, 11 months and 27 days (sic - 69y 6m 27d).

Funeral services were held from the Hoskins Funeral Home Tuesday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Dr. M. A. Gable pastor of the Methodist church.


"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Saturday, March 11, 1939
Page SIX, Column 3


We wish to thank the many friends and old neighbors who so thoughtfully remembered us at the time of the sickness and death of our wife and mother.

Gouldbourn CHIDESTER
Mrs. Fred LARSON


"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Tuesday, March 14, 1939
Page THREE, Column 2



Lottie Estella CHIDESTER, daughter of George and Matilda NORTON, was born August 4, 1869 at West Liberty, Iowa, and passed away yearly Sunday morning, March 5th 1939.

She married Charles C. CHIDESTER December 18, 1895. To this union were born two children, George Gouldbourn and Edna M. LARSON

Mrs. CHIDESTER was educated in the West Liberty schools. In her youth she knew much hard labor but in later years her health did not allow of much extra, though she kept the home up to her last sickness. In her girlhood she joined the Methodist church to which she was ever faithful. Also in those early days she was an active member of the Epworth League. Beside the son and daughter she leaves two grandchildren, Juanita Arlene CHIDESTER of Weslaco, Tex. and Lois Larue LARSON of Fairfield

Of her two brothers, One, William died in infancy and George NORTON passed away March 3, 1939 near the old home at West Liberty.

It is comforting to know that without planning it should be so, yet the same scripture, the twenty-third Psalm was used at both funeral services.

The family has the sympathy of all their friends and neighbors.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried in Lot Old.P.162. Husband Charles died in 1941 and is buried with her; neither of them have a gravestone.


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