398. Lester Franklin12 Godown (James Oliver11, Jacob C10, John A9, Jacob8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1741) was born in Bethlehem Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ June 1901. Lester died November 20, 1941 Flemington, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 40 years of age. Buried in the Robbins Cemetery near Pattenburg.

He married Rose H Spinner in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, 1926. Rose was born New York September 6, 1907. Rose was the daughter of John Spinner and Rosalie unknown. Rose died June 1987 Flemington, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 79 years of age. A marker is at the Robins Family Burying Ground, Pattenburg, Hunterdon County, New Jersey but with no death date. Lester had a nickname of "leather". He was an employee of the Saums Electrical Appliance Company. He came home from work one night went to the attic and promptly killed himself.

Birth date may be wrong because one of the obituarys has his age at 36. Need to clarify, and may have two people here since one listed a F. Lester and the other listed Lester F. His gravestone in the Robins family cemetery on the property of King Road Winery, had his name as Lester F and dates 1901 - 1941.

In the 1910 census, Bethleham Twp Hunterdon Co page 13A, Frank L (age 8) is living with his parents and is attending school.

In the 1920 census, Deleware Twp, Hunterdon Co, page 20B, Lester (age 18) is listed living with his parents. He has an occupation listed as silk weaver employed by a silk mill.

In the 1930 census 15 Maple Avenue, Flemington Borough, Hunterdon Co, NJ page 118, Lester (age 29) is recorded with his wife Rose (age 22). Also recorded is his morther-in-law Rose Spinner (age 58) widow. He has the occupation of automobile mechanic.

Lester Franklin Godown and Rose H Spinner had the following children:

child 586 i. Lorriane13 Godown (still alive).

child 587 ii. Eileen Ruth Godown (still alive).

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