John Milton Lancaster

30 January 1855–28 April 1909 (Age 54)
Scotland, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Milton

When John Milton Lancaster was born on 30 January 1855, in Scotland, Missouri, United States, his father, Reuben Lancaster, was 38 and his mother, Martha Hook, was 32. He married Jane Colvin on 25 July 1876, in Scotland, Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Miller Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Vest Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 28 April 1909, in Scotland, Missouri, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Vest Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Milton Lancaster
Jane Colvin
Marriage: 25 July 1876
William Henry Lancaster
Robert Lee Lancaster
Edith Mae Lancaster
Lulu Lancaster
Gertrude or Gerda Lancaster
Clarissa Lancaster
Jane Lancaster

Spouse and Children

25 July 1876
Scotland, Jasper, Missouri, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Reuben Lancaster


    Martha Hook




    Isabella Lancaster


    Nancy Ellen Lancaster


    Mary Elizabeth Lancaster


    Sarah Ann Lancaster


    Martha Lancaster


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 15

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W Lancaster in household of Reuben Lancaster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John M Lancaster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J M Lancaster in entry for Edith May Lancaster, "Missouri Births, 1817-1939"

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