Amanda J Lester

Amanda J Lester

Female Abt 1849 - 1878  (~ 29 years)

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  • Name Amanda J Lester 
    Born Abt 1849 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Jun 1878 
    Age ~ 29 years 
    Person ID I86870  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father William H Lester
              b. Abt 1815
              d. 12 Jul 1878  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary
              b. Abt 1817
              d. 14 Feb 1874  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F29172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Lewis Judah Macy
              b. Abt 1848, Ghent, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Feb 1926  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 16 May 1876 
    Age at Marriage She was 27 years and 5 months - He was 28 years and 5 months  
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, May 18, 1876 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Altar - Macy-Lester - In the M. E. Church in this village on Tuesday evening, May 16th, 1876, by Rev. W. L. Tisdale, Mr. Lewis J. Macy and Miss Amanda J. Lester, both of Pulaski.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, May 18, 1876 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Macy began married life yesterday under quite auspicious circumstances. Instead of going on a long wedding tour they devote the amount necessary for such a journey to the purchases of articles which will tend to make their home pleasant and enjoyable. Sometime since Mr. Macy purchased a neat, new house on Park street. and when the ceremony at the church was completed, they repaired with a few friends to their home, newly and completely furnished, and passed the evening in a pleasant, social manner. Would that there were more of these common sense weddings to record. The Democrat tenders its best wishes to the happy couple.
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F61407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Amanda J. Lester Macy - died June 19, 1878, age 28 years, 7 months. Plot D-178. Daughter of William H. and Mary Lester. Wife of Lewis J. Macy.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, June 27, 1878 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - Macy - In this village, June 19th. 1878, of consumption, Amanda J., wife of Lewis Macy, aged 28 years and 7 months. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church, of which society the deceased was a member, and were conducted by Rev. W. L. Tisdale, former pastor of the Pulaski M. E. Church, and now presiding Elder of St. Lawrence District, and assisted by Rev. H. Skeel of this District

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 4, 1878 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - In Memory of Mrs. Amanda J. Macy - In the winter of 1874 the deceased made a public profession of religion and united with the M. E. Church in Pulaski. For a number of years previous she had been active in the Sabbath school as an officer and teacher, and her interest continued as long as she remained with us. Amiable in disposition, a true and constant friend, she greatly endeared herself to a large circle of friends, by whom her death is keenly felt. In May, 1876, she was happily united in marriage with Lewis J. Macy, who struggled nobly against the disease which terminated her earthly existence, and left his home desolate. Her last days were bright with Christian hope; sickness and pain were endured without a murmur, the Savior in whom she trusted was with her, a very present friend, to cheer, sustain and comfort. When asked by a friend if she had any message to leave the public and her friends, she replied, only "it is all right." All her expressions with reference to dying, were of the most cheerful character. A few hours before she died she said to her husband and friends, "Don't you see the bright light? 0! So beautiful! It seems to me you must see them!" we are cheered by the precious assurance that she has gained the realm of eternal brightness. Loving hearts gathered in the sad home on the day of her funeral, to sympathize with the stricken husband and friends. Gentle, willing hands brought tributes of beautiful flowers, in rich abundance, to deck bier and altar and church for her burial. Yet all this but partially expressed the high esteem in which she was held by those who knew her best.