Veteran newspaper man buried in Chicago Monday [Frank M. Lester]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Sep 1926, p. 47

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Funeral services for Frank M. Lester 71, editor of the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois News, who died Saturday, September 11, at his home in Chicago, were held Monday afternoon.

Mr. Lester was very well known throughout northern Illinois, particularly in newspaper circles. For seventeen years he was a writer on the staff of the Chicago Tribune, becoming affiliated with the utility industry in northern Illinois prior to the organization of the Public Service company in 1911.

The first employe [sic] publication of this company was known as the Public Service Lumen and was edited by Mr. Lester from 1916-1921. The name of the publication then was changed to the News, Mr. Lester continuing in the capacity of editor in addition to his duties as advertising manager.

Mr. Lester was one of three surviving members in Chicago of the Order of Cincinnati, a society made up of the eldest sons in the families of Revolutionary War officers. He was a grandson, seven generations removed, of Jonathon Edwards.

Surviving are the widow, a daughter and two grand children.

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Genealogical Resource
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Death notices
Date of Publication:
17 Sep 1926
Personal Name(s):
Edwards, Jonathon ; Lester, Frank
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Veteran newspaper man buried in Chicago Monday [Frank M. Lester]