James Newton Lancaster

15 October 1858–25 October 1950 (Age 92)
Scotland, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Newton

When James Newton Lancaster was born on 15 October 1858, in Scotland, Missouri, United States, his father, Reuben Lancaster, was 42 and his mother, Martha Hook, was 35. He married Mary A. Gundy on 6 January 1881, in Scotland, Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Union Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 25 October 1950, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Vest Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Newton Lancaster
Mary A. Gundy
Marriage: 6 January 1881
Dessie A. Lancaster

Spouse and Children

6 January 1881
Scotland, Jasper, Missouri, United States


    Dessie A. Lancaster


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 2

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

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 24

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • James N Lancaster in household of Reuben Lancaster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James N Lancaster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James S Lancaster, "United States Census, 1920"

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