Edward Lester "Lester" Braden
Written, Submitted & © by Margaret E. Haynes


Edward Lester "Lester" Braden
Edward Lester ?Lester? Braden was born October 8, 1895, in Utica, Livingston Co., Missouri. He was the son of Robert E. Braden and Cornelia (McMillen) Braden.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War One, as a Private in Missouri 164 DEPOT BRIG. His Army Ser. #1,512, 522, his residence was General Delivery, Utica, Missouri, his date of birth: 8 Oct. 1895. He was inducted into the Army on October 21, 1918, in Chillicothe, Missouri. He was honorably discharged and suffered no service disability. From the Missouri military records.
In 1900 in Green Township, Livingston Co., Missouri, he was with his parents and three siblings, ?Lester?, age 4, born in Missouri. In May 1910, he?s living with his parents, age 14, and he had six siblings, Vera, Neil, Lucile, Susan, Herbert, and Jennie. His sister Florence was born the following year. During 1917-1918, he served in the army. After his discharge he returned to the family farm. He never married and was a farmer.
In November 1935, when he was forty years old, he became ill with cancer. Sometime between then and his death, he underwent exploratory surgery. And much to the sorrow of his mother and family, he died in the evening of March 11, 1936, in Utica, Livingston Co., Missouri. He was forty years, five months and three days of age. His mother who signed his death record, was living in Utica.
Survivors included his mother Mrs. Cornelia Braden; sisters, Susan B., Jennie R., Florence C.; and his brother Herbert M. Braden. It?s unknown by me if his sister Vera or his brother Neil were living.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He was buried in Utica Cemetery, in Utica, Livingston Co., Missouri. His death record states in error that he was buried in Stone Cemetery. He was buried in Utica Cemetery, in Utica, Livingston Co., Missouri, on March 13, 1936. His grandparents and his father and some of his siblings were buried in the Utica Cemetery, and his mother was later buried there also.

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