Ezra Perkins Chester Family


Ezra Perkins Chester Family

Husband: Ezra Perkins Chester

Born: 02 May 1891at: , , Tx
Married: at: 
Died: 24 Feb 1952at: , Tulare Co, Ca
Buried: at: 
Father: Unknown Chester
Mother: Unknown Stevenson

Wife: Frances J Alexander

Born: 25 Jun 1896at: Chalk Mountain, Erath Co, Tx
Died: Mar 1976at: Visalia, Tulare Co, Ca
Buried: at: 
Father: Frank Talmadge Alexander
Mother: Nettie Ella Eiland


Name: Ventia Chester
Born: Abt 1914at: , , Tx
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 

Name: Oris Chester
Born: Abt 1918at: , , Ok
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 

Name: Loretta Chester
Born: Abt 1920at: , , Ok
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 

Name: Raymond Chester
Born: Abt 1925at: , , Ok
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 

More Information:

About Ezra Perkins Chester:

1920 census Texas, Wichita, Precinct 2, District 189
Chester, Ezra 28, Tx, Tx, Tx, laborer
Frances, 24, Tx, Tx, Tx
Venita, 5, Tx, Tx, Tx
Oris, 1, Ok, Tx, Tx

1930 census Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, District 159
E P Chester, 38, Tx, Tx, Tx shipping clerk, tank factory
Francis, 34, Tx, Tx, Tx
Vanita, 16, Tx, Tx, Tx
Orris, 11, Ok, Tx, Tx
Lorita, 9, Ok, Tx, Tx
Raymond, 4, Ok, Tx, Tx

About Frances J Alexander:

By:Francas CHESTER

----My father, Frank Talmedge ALEXANDER, who founded Emanuel Bible School,was born December 28,1873, near Chalk Mountain, Tx My mother's name was Nettie Ella EILAND. She was born near Chalk Mountain, April 23,1874. Father passed away in Los Angeles in 1954. Mother passed away February 14,1940 at Visalia,California. Father filed on land where Carter, Oklahoma, is now located in 1898. He started the Bible School there in 1907. Brother HAIR and Brother HIGH and Brother STREET helped to start that work. Father got the name "Beulah"out of the Bible from Isaiah 62:4. The Bible school was not a college, but a school for all ages. R.E. WINSETT was one of the teachers and Brother ORWEY was a Bible teacher. The school building was built in 1907 and it burned in the fall of 1910. A paper was published "Apostolic Faith." I don't think a copy could be found. I know of none. I can't recall how many students were enrolled in the Bible School. The most at any one time would not exceeded forty, I feel sure. I had six brothers, Calvin, Monta, Roy, Wesley, Sam and Paul. They have all passed away but Roy and Wesley. I have two sisters, Ruby and Jewel. All of my family that are alive live here in California except Ruby who lives in Arizona. We left Carter in 1911 and went to Oklahoma City. From there we went to South Tx in 1912. We went back to Oklahoma in 1915 locating at Vinson in Harmon County. We came to California in 1934 and settled at Visalia.

****Emanuel Bible School was a project of people of the Pentecostal Denomination.They planned a colony named "Beulah" which was later changed to the town of Carter,Oklahoma.

Revised: 06-Jun-15  12:08 PM