Biography of George M. Hester
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GEORGE M. HESTER, agent and operator for C., St L. &. P. R. R., came to Cook Coonty in 1868. Locating at what is now known as Burlington Crossing, he was agent and operator for the Great Eastern Railroad, afterward served in same capacity for Pan-Handle route, and after that for thc C., St. L. & P. R. R. He remained at Burlington Crossing seven and one-half years, then came to his present position. He was born in Winamac, Ind., January 22, 1842. In 1847 his parents moved to Logansport, Ind., where he was raised, He enlisted in 1863 in Company F, 12th indiana Cavalry, as a private; was promoted to Sergeant, and mustered out in July, 1865. He was married April 20, 1868. to Miss Amanda H. Crosby, of Logansport, Ind. They have four children living and two deceased Kattiw M. (deceased). Minnie M., George M. (deceased), ida M. Carrie M. and Willie M. Mr. Hester is a member of the I. O. O. F.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.