Lewis Jackson Castor

Male4 September 1876–19 July 1945

Brief Life History of Lewis Jackson

When Lewis Jackson Castor was born on 4 September 1876, in Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, his father, Gabriel C. Castor, was 33 and his mother, Mary Elonder Marlin, was 26. He married Elizabeth Louisa Presler on 28 January 1900. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Fairview Township, Frontier, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Orafino, Frontier, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died on 19 July 1945, at the age of 68, and was buried in Pleasant Hill - Marlin Cemetery, Frontier, Nebraska, United States.

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Lewis Jackson Castor
Elizabeth Louisa Presler
Marriage: 28 January 1900
Glenn Harvey Castor
Delbert Francis Castor
Rolland Ralph Castor
Della Mae Castor

Sources (5)

  • John Castor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lewis Jackson Castor, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Jack Castor, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1900
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1880: Frontier, Nebraska, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 20

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    French, German, Spanish, and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the Latin personal name Castor, borne by one of the Greco-Roman mythological Dioscuri twins (the other being Pollux) and by several early Christian saints (see Kastor 1).

    English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of the places called Caistor, in Lincolnshire, Caister in Norfolk, or Castor in Northamptonshire, all named with Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or town’.

    German: humanistic surname, a translation into Latin of Biber , from castor ‘beaver’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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