Henry Edward Lance

7 December 1860–22 June 1938 (Age 77)
Hoopers Creek, Henderson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Henry Edward

When Henry Edward Lance was born on 7 December 1860, in Hoopers Creek, Henderson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Newton Jasper Lance, was 28 and his mother, Margarette Maloney, was 24. He married Mary Margaret Jane "Mollie" Sorrells on 5 December 1900, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 22 June 1938, in Fletcher, Henderson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Fletcher, Henderson, North Carolina, United States.

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Henry Edward Lance
Mary Margaret Jane "Mollie" Sorrells
Marriage: 5 December 1900
Henry Edward Lance Jr.
William Newton Lance
Margaret Molony Lance
Jane Elizabeth Lance
Charles Eugene "Gene" Lance

Spouse and Children

5 December 1900
Henderson, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Newton Jasper Lance


    Margarette Maloney




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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 2

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Germanic personal name Lanzo, originally a short form of various compound names with the first element land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (for example, Lambert ), but later used as an independent name. It was introduced to England by the Normans, for whom it was a popular name among the ruling classes, perhaps partly because of association with Old French lance ‘lance’, ‘spear’ (see 2).2 French: metonymic name for a soldier who carried a lance, or a nickname for a skilled fighter, from Old French lance.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry E Lance in household of Newton J Lance, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Lance in household of Newton Lance, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edward H Lance, "United States Census, 1930"

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