John P Lester (1928 - 1996)

A photo of John P Lester
John P Lester
1928 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
John P Lester was born on January 10, 1928. He died on March 13, 1996 at 68 years old. We know that John P Lester had been residing in Westlake Village, Ventura County, California 91361.


John P Lester Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of John Lester, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Lester family.

Most Commonly Known Name

John P Lester

First name


Middle name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




John Lester was born on


John Lester died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for John.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of John P Lester?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is John's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was John a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Westlake Village, Ventura County, California 91361


Did John finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did John attend?


Share what John did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of John's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did John serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different John Lester?
View other bios of people named John Lesters
Back to Top

John P Lester Family Tree

John's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Lester family tree.

John's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
John P Lester
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Share Memories about John

What do you remember about John P Lester? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that John is remembered.

John Lester Obituary

This obit of John P Lester is maintained by John's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

John P Lester died on March 13, 1996 at age 68. He was born on January 10, 1928. We have no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John P Lester had been residing in Westlake Village, Ventura County, California 91361.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of John P Lester

1928 - 1996 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during John's lifetime

In 1928, in the year that John P Lester was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1942, at the age of only 14 years old, John was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1959, by the time he was 31 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1985, by the time he was 57 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1996, in the year of John P Lester's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Other Biographies

Other John Lesters

John William Lester
around 1895 - Mar 1, 1917
John Thomas Lester
around 1904 - Jun 17, 1940
John Knox Lester
around 1915 - Aug 31, 1941
John Finsterbush Lester
around 1919 - May 24, 1943
John Beaumont Lester
around 1893 - Sep 15, 1916
John Arthur Lester
around 1925 - Jul 8, 1944
John Lester
around 1876 - Nov 1, 1914
John Lester
around 1914 - Nov 10, 1945
John Lester
around 1907 - Nov 24, 1941
John Lester
around 1907 - Mar 30, 1945
John Lester
around 1920 - Jun 26, 1944
John Lester
around 1897 - May 23, 1916
John Lester
Died: Jan 7, 1916
John Lester
around 1899 - Sep 5, 1918
John A Lester
Born: around 1913
Georgia, United States
John R Lester
Born: around 1927
Virginia, United States
John T Lester
Born: around 1921
Montana, United States
John W Lester
Born: around 1926
Montana, United States
John O Lester
Born: around 1908
California, United States

Other Lesters

Bobby G Lester
May 22, 1934 - Nov 10, 2006
Winona, MS
Shelby Lester Jr
Dec 18, 1942 - Jul 28, 2010
Chicago, IL
Enrid Lester
Sep 25, 1892 - January 1968
Marks, Mississippi
Callie Lester
Sep 27, 1893 - Jan 17, 1997
Memphis, TN
Mariah Lester
Jun 22, 1886 - June 1983
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Ruth Lester
Sep 9, 1895 - August 1987
Memphis, Tennessee
Tommie Lester
Jun 2, 1896 - August 1965
Charlene Lester
Jul 2, 1944 - Oct 20, 2008
Flora, MS
Mary Lester
Jan 24, 1886 - June 1977
Booneville, Mississippi
Delton R Lester
Jun 14, 1942 - Jul 7, 1996
Pontotoc, MS
Maggie Lester
Oct 19, 1908 - January 1983
Batesville, Mississippi
Beverly A Lester
Feb 7, 1945 - Mar 13, 2001
Cleveland, TX
Herbert Lester
Dec 3, 1891 - June 1982
Jackson, Mississippi
Elizabeth W Lester
Jun 15, 1902 - Nov 30, 1991
Lennon L Lester
Dec 7, 1945 - Oct 3, 2002
Canajoharie, NY
Virgin Lester
Apr 20, 1899 - May 1973
Memphis, Tennessee
Retha Lester
Jul 11, 1943 - January 1981
Memphis, Tennessee
John Lester
Oct 24, 1895 - August 1984
Sonoma, California
William Lester
May 16, 1879 - May 1949
Florence L Lester
Aug 23, 1914 - December 1992
Pocahontas, AR

Other Bios

Jessie Lesure
May 23, 1937 - May 1985
Detroit, Michigan
Ann J Ferguson
Nov 20, 1935 - Jan 20, 2007
Coldwater, MS
Chester B Thompson
Dec 27, 1933 - Jan 24, 1997
Holly Springs, MS
Middie Washington
Aug 27, 1935 - September 1969
J C Pegues
Dec 16, 1936 - Oct 3, 2002
Holly Springs, MS
Brooksie W Peters
Apr 1, 1895 - Aug 30, 1988
Maryville, TN
Larry Wallace
Jul 13, 1938 - February 1977
Pattie E Steward
Sep 30, 1922 - Aug 8, 2010
Holly Springs, MS
Beulah Elion
Apr 13, 1914 - Jul 22, 1995
Senatobia, MS
Geraldine Hill
May 21, 1934 - Jan 16, 2008
Memphis, TN
Steven Patterson
Nov 17, 1919 - July 1989
Chicago, IL
Richard Spears
Jan 12, 1936 - Jan 12, 1998
John A Mitchell
Sep 10, 1937 - Sep 8, 2006
Jackson, MS
James Underwood
Jul 15, 1902 - May 1983
Hernando, Mississippi
Nancy W Baker
Jun 10, 1936 - May 8, 2008
Coldwater, MS
James Oliver
May 8, 1924 - Jan 4, 2005
Holly Springs, MS
Shelton Hamer
Apr 1, 1935 - Dec 21, 1999
Memphis, TN
Ruthie B Wims
Dec 21, 1932 - Dec 24, 1989
Chicago, IL
Bobby G Roberson
Oct 24, 1938 - Jul 7, 2003
Memphis, TN
Louise M White
Jan 26, 1932 - Jan 5, 2009
Senatobia, MS
Success Stories from Biographies like John P Lester
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.