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ISAAC EASTERLY KESTERSON
Son of Gross Scruggs & Narcissus (Easterly) Kesterson
Married to Elizabeth Jane Ashley


Isaac Easterly Kesterson was born 5 June 1858 in Lafayette Co MO. He was married to Elizabeth Jane Ashley on 16 July 1885 in Lafayette County. Elizabeth was born 17 May 1866 also in in Lafayette Co MO the daughter of Washington Baker & Julia M. (Devall) Ashley. Isaac Sr. died 23 February 1949 and Elizabeth died 3 January 1946. Both died and are buried at Yates Center, Woodson County KS. They were the following children.

1. Arthur Kesterson 04 January 1887 m Julia Sandusky
2. John Virgil Kesterson 08 July 1889 m Lee Anna Stewart
3. Etheline Kesterson 21 February 1891 m Earl Davidson
4. Julia Mae Kesterson 19 March 1892 m Gus A. Fulhage
5. Isaac Easterly Kesterson Jr. 29 November 1895 m June Pyle, Anna Shackelford & Sadie I. Fowler
6. Sophia Alta Kesterson 19 February 1901 m Mr. Tannehill
7. Gladys Marie Kesterson 16 July 1903 m Paul Walter Krueger

Isaac Easterly Kesterson
5 June 1858 - 28 February 1949
Son of Gross Scruggs & Narcissa (Easterly) Kesterson
Husband of Elizabeth Jane Ashley
Married 16 July 1885 Lafayette Co MO
Yates Center Cemetery, Woodson Co KS

On Feb. 28, 1949, the long and useful life of Isaac Easterly Kesterson came to a close. Born in Lafayette County, Missouri, June 5, 1858,he was past 90 years of age. His parents were the Rev. Gross S. and Narcissa Kesterson, early pioneers of Missouri. He received his education in the schools of Lafayette County and at William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo. His ancestry dates back to Revolutionary times, being a descendant of Patrick Henry's sister. (This is not true he is not a descendant of Patrick Henry). During the Civil War his father moved the family to Lexington MO for safety while he served as an officer in the Union Army. On July 16, 1885 he was married to Elizabeth Jane Ashley and to this union seven children were born. In 1909, he with his family moved to Yates Center, Kansas, purchasing the farm on which he reised until his death. He was a brother of the late J.W. Kesterson, founder of the State Exchange Bank. Being born and reared in a Christian home, his early training was a guiding influence, not only in his life but also the lives of his children. Quiet and unassuming, his devotion to his children and grandchildren will always be tenderly cherished. His wife and son Arthur have preceded him in death as have all his brothers and sisters. Surviving children are: J.V. Kesterson, Sedalia, Mo., I.E. Kesterson, Jr. Kansas City, Mo. , Mrs Earl Davidson, Mrs. G.A. Fulhage, Mrs. Cecil Tannahill and Mrs. Walter Krueger, Yates Center, Kansas. Services in his memory were held Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock at the Baptist CHurch with Rev. Marvin Megill, pastor, in charge. Casket bearers were his four grandsons; J.V. Kesterson, Jefferson City, Mo., Arthur Kesterson, Kansas City, Mo. Fowler Kesterson and Nelson Davidson, Yates Center and two of his sons in law, Walter Krueger and Cecil Tannehill. Interment was in the Yates Center Cemetery.



Isaac Easterly Kesterson Jr. -- Isaac Easterly Kesterson Sr. -- John Virgil Kesterson
Sons of Isaac Easterly Kesterson Sr.



Isaac Easterly Kesterson Sr -- and a couple of his grandchildren?



Arthur, 4 Jan 1887 and John Virgil, 8 Jul 1889 - sons of Isaac Kesterson Sr.



John Virgil & Anna (Stewart) Kesterson Sr.

 
Mary Beth, 18 March 1910 & John Virgil Jr., 18 June 1912
- children of John Virgil & Anna (Stewart) Kesterson Sr.


Anna (Stewart) Kesterson and her daughter Mary Beth Kesterson
Later in life..



Earl & Etheline (Kesterson) Davidson - daughter of Isaac Sr.



Gus and Julia Mae (Kesterson) Fulhage d/o Isaac Sr.
Gus Fulhage 3 Oct 1879-2 Feb 1977 / Julia 19 Mar 1892 - 12 Dec 1981
They were married 14 May 1913 in Yates Center, Woodson Co KS
Two daughters Minnie Mildred and Dorothy

Living an entire life of 90 years on the same farm on which he was born and still able to enjoy the fruits of his labor, is a record to be proud of. Thisis the life of G. A. "Gus" Fulhage who lives theree miles east of Yates Center. He was born there on October 3, 1879. In 1870, Mr. and Mrs. William Fulhage arrived in Woodson County from Germany, coming from the same locality that their friends the Stockebrands, Laubers and Toedmans had a few years previous. William Fulhage homesteaded a part of the present G.A. Fulhage farm along Owl Creek, building along the north side of the creek. With two other neighbors, Fulhage drove a covered wagon to Independence, Kans., to get the deeds to their farms. In later years the farmstead was built on higher ground along what is now US 54. Gus Fulhage was married to Miss Julia Kesterson, May 14, 1913. They have lived over 56 years on the same farm. They have two daughters, Mildred, a music consultant for the elementary schools in Kansas CIty KS, and Dorothy who lives at home and is Medical Record Librarian at the Neosho Memorial Hospital at Chanute. He also has one living sister, Mrs. Will Reep of Kansas City.

Mr. Fulhage enjoys good health at the age of 90 years. Due to an operation on one eye a few years ago, he gave up driving the car. However he still reads a great deal and really enjoys his daily newspaper. He is a great lover of flowers as his flower garden often indicates as one drives by the farmstead. His love for his home and farm has always shown in the way he has kept it up and he can still drive his little Ford tractor all over the farm although he no longer farms, but has it rented out to a relative. This is not the first interview we have had with Mr. Fulhage as we consulted him many times about matters concerning the Owl Creek and Durand localities. Hismemory of by-gone days is remarkable. It is always a great pleasure to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Gus Fulhage
Our Senior Citizens -- Yates City News December 24, 1969 -- L.A.H. (Mrs. Harding).


 
Sophia and Gladys Kesterson daughters of Isaac Easterly Kesterson Sr.



Gladys - Etheline - Julia - Eliza Ashley Kesterson - Sophia Daughters and wife of Isaac Easterly Kesterson Sr.