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Robert Fulton in the old West (1890)

Robert Fulton Hester

In 1910, Robert Hester is listed as a Widower in the US Census. In 1911, Robert remarries to Susan Lowrie (listed as "Sudie" in the 1920 Census).

75th birthday

According to the newspaper account, attending his 75th birthday were: His wife, Mrs. W. W. Williams and family, Mrs. J. E Stockton and Mr. Stockton, Mrs. G. D. Owens, and Miss Juanita L. Hester. Grandchildren included Mrs. Marvin Shaw, Mrs. Otis Blackwelder, Mrs. L. D. Burleson, Misses Theresa and Norma Stockton, Ruby Lee, Gladys Mae, Wanda and Thelma Williams, Messrs Boyce, Robert Derrill, Carlos Donald and Kenneth Stockton. Douglas Roberson, Ed Williams and Frank Riggs. Great grandchildren were Luther, Cecil, and Evelyn Shaw. Donald and Dwaine Burleson, and Bessie Mae and Myrtle Blackwelder.


Offspring of Robert Hester and Alice Dardin (1861)¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Albert Hester (1877)
Willis Hester (bef1908)
Jessie Hester (1870)
Earnest Hester (1886)

Offspring of Robert Hester and Jane Duncan (1873)¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Bessie Hester (1892)
Walter Hester (1893) 10 February 1893 Bartlett, Williamson County, Texas 21 December 1972 El Paso, Texas Essie Sewell (1912)
Lora Ben Bowen
Mattie Hester (1894)
Lilie Hester (1897)
Ethyl Hester (1905) 1905 21 December 1971 Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas Roberson
Gus Owens

Offspring of Robert Hester and Sarah Lowrie (1872-1950)¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Infant Son
Juanita Hester (1914)


  • 1880 Precinct 2, Bell County, Texas in the home of Mary Darden with wife Alice E. Hester
  • 1910 Justice Precinct 2, Dawson County, Texas
  • Among other titles, Robert owned 115 acres in the Bexar district of Dawson County, Texas ( Survey/Blk/Tsp: E.Mid.Pt 38 W.E.Smith C41-)

Robert Fulton and Jane Cordelia with Walter and Viola



  • Unless indicated otherwise, data is from Federal Censuses and may be verified by performing searches on them.

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • The notation on the back of a group family photo gives the date of 10/10/1934, and that it was of Robert's 75th Birthday. This would make his birth year 1859, not 1857 as previously assumed.
¢ Children
¢2 Children 2
¢3 Children 3