Edward Kester was born 24 Feb 1847, in Black Creek Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He is a son of Joseph Kester and Rebecca Gird.
In 1850, Joseph and Rebecca resided in Black Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Living with them, their children Mary, William, Eliza, Lydia, Edward, and Sevilla. 
Edward passed away 29 Apr 1915, at the age of 68 years, 2 months and 5 days. He is buried in the Beach Haven Cemetery, Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
↑ 1850 Census; "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4H1-WJN : 12 April 2016), Joseph Kester, Black Creek, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 2, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).