Source: Indiana Historical Society Microfilm Reel no. 291007 Jamestown, Ind. Jamestown Press Jan 1905-Dec 1907
Jamestown Press Boone County Indiana Friday, March 1, 1907 page 1
Headline: DEATH OF AARON V. HESTER
Aged Veteran of Mexican War Succumbs After Lingering Illness (Nice portrait photo is included with obituary)
On Tuesday morning at 2 o’clock occurred the death of Aaron V. Hester, one of the most respected citizens of this community, at his home on North Lebanon street in Jamestown. His death was due to infirmities of old age and other complications from which he had been a suffer for more than a year. He was aged 86 years, 8 months and 23 days.
Aaron V. Hester was born in Fleming Co. Ky., June 6, 1823, and in 1834, at the age of 11, came to this state with his father and settled near Parkersburg, Montgomery county where he grew to manhood, clearing the land of its primitive forest and enduring all hardships incident to the early settlers. At that time this country was full of wild turkeys, bears, Indiana and rattle snakes and Mr. Hester like other young men of that day was a good shot and bagged a good deal of the big game.
June 26, 1846, he enlisted in the First Regiment Indian Volunteers and went to Mexico where he served one year but took no active part in any of the battles of that war. When his company started from Crawfordsville to Indianapolis on their way to the war several men with teams volunteered to haul them and they were three days making the trip. When they reached Jamestown one of the teams mired down in the road about where Rile Abney now lives and it was with much difficulty that it was pried out with fence rails. Uncle Aaron had a number or narrow escapes in the service, one of which was ship wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico.
He was married September 13, 1858 to Miss Sarah McDaniel and was the father of seven children, the first and last of whom are deceased. The children living are Mrs. Nora Kirkpatrick, living south of Lebanon, Mrs. Alma Clark of Parkersburg, and Misses Hattie, Mellie and Eva. Mrs. Hester died in 1874.
Soon after his marriage Mr. Hester settled in Boone County. Several years ago he purchased a farm in Hendricks County, southwest of Jamestown, where he lived he lived until a few years ago when he moved to Jamestown. When eight years of age he united with the Presbyterian Church and continued a member of the Christian church in Jamestown.
Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Newlin officiating. Interment at the Fullen Cemetery south of Jamestown.
Note from Janet Price; I am posting this obituary for others. I am not related to the subject.