Submitted by Steve
Alfred "Al" Hester, was the son of Robert M. and Mary A. Hester. He was born on 28 July 1871, died 2 July 1914, shot by Virgil Butt on High Street in Portland. (See The State vs. Virgil Butt lawsuit) Al married Edna Earl Chisholm in Sumner County on 25 September 1895. Edna was the daughter of John Franklin anad Nancy Elizabeth Chisholm. Edna was born in Simpson County, Ky. on 15 November 1877. She died in Sumner County, Tn. on 11 January 1928. Obit of Edna Earl Chisholm Hester. Al and Edna had the following children:
1. Harold T. Hester, b 19 April 1897, d 8 July 1965. Harold married
Eulah Absher in Sumner County on 17 April 1917 (Marriage Index).
2. Robert Vernon Hester, b 8 January 1899, d 24 March 1942. Robert married Anna Appling. Anna was b in 1900, d in 1988.
3, Mary Elizabeth Hester, b 9 July 1901, d 27 January 1974, married John Gilliam Lane in Sumner County on 16 September 1920. Gilliam was the son of Harvey Brandon Lane and Mary Lanier. He was b on 13 September 1900, d 12 June 1980.
4. Douglas Hester
5. Hattie Hester, married Richard Key from Gallatin.
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