Richard Earl Lancaster

1917–1956 (Age 38)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Richard Earl

Richard Earl Lancaster was born on 20 September 1917, in Tennessee, United States. He married Martha Pearl Jones on 30 November 1936, in Lake, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 1, Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 30 January 1956, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 38.

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Richard Earl Lancaster
Martha Pearl Jones
Marriage: 30 November 1936
Wilford Walt Lancaster
Earl Wayne Lancaster
William Edward Lancaster

Spouse & Children

30 November 1936
Lake, Tennessee, United States


  • Wilford Walt Lancaster


  • Earl Wayne Lancaster


  • William Edward Lancaster


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 12

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Erlee Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Lancaster in entry for Mrs Martha Pearl Jones Dickey, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Richard Earlie Lancaster, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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