CHARLES ERNEST ROBERT AND MARGARET FLORENCE “MAGGIE” EVOY TESTER
Charles and Margaret Tester
Charles Tester was born July 13,/30 1863 in Walsingham, Norfolk County, Ontario. His parents were Henry and Emily Rebecca Bristow Tester. Charles married Margaret "Maggie" Evoy on December 26, 1886. Margaret was born September 12, 1868 in Thomas Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.
Charles and Maggie had the following children:
Edna May Tester was born on November 29, 1886 in Lakefield Township. She married John DeBar on July 29, 1901. Edna also married Frank Krupka. She died on November 26, 1948 and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.
William “Henry” Tester was born on March 17, 1890 Lakefield Township. He married Gertrude Wenzel on August 26, 1913. He died on April 2, 1955.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Tester was born May 23, 1892 in Lakefield Township. She married Carl Anton Betz on February 21, 1910. She died on April 19, 1963 and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.
Clara “Leota” Tester was born April 26, 1895 in Lakefield Township. She married Frederick M. Shebester in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. Leota died on January 28, 1989 and is buried in the Lakefield Cemetery.
Thelma Tester was born March 9, 1898. She married Rolland Condon on August 12, 1915.
Vera Margaret was born February 14, 1910. She married Ira Wenzel on May 30, 1931. Vera died February 2, 1997 and is buried in the Lakefield Cemetery.
In 1896 Charles and Margaret owned and operated a 40 acre farm in Section 22 on the north-side of Nelson Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads. Their neighbors were: brothers, William and George Tester; Thomas Turner; Thomas Bricher, Frank, Bricher, Joseph Sklapsky; Martin Nova, Frank Krupka and Edward Miller.
Charles died on December 15, 1940 and Margaret died on July 29, 1951. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.
SOURCES: Charles and Margaret Tester's marriage record; Lakefield Township Records; 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1900, 1910 and 1930 United States Census; Edna Tester's birth and death record; William “Henry” Tester's birth, marriage and death record (There is an error in Henry's original birth record, it states he was born in Kochville Township where is was meant to state Lakefield Township); Lizzie Tester's birth, marriage and obituary record; Clara “Leota” Tester's birth, marriage and obituary record; Thelma Tester's birth and marriage record; Vera Tester's birth, marriage and death record; Charles Tester's death record; Margaret Envoy Tester's obituary; and Find A Grave Website, Edith Glinke Tester's family notes and Marilyn Tester Butcher.
Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris; Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell, sitting on the wood pile. Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman. photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.
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