George Lessiter was born on October 2, 1845 in Jefferson, Wayne County, Ohio. He was the eldest son of William and Ellen (Woodcock) Lessiter.
George was an enterprising man who followed in his father's footsteps by operating a tannery with a bark house, tan yard and tan shop. He was also an undertaker and a butcher in Jefferson.
No record of a wife or children has been found for George and he is listed as single on his death certificate.
George died on July 5th, 1917 at the age of 71 in Barberton, Ohio and is buried in Lakewood Cemetery.