Priscilla Stephenson

18 July 1913–8 April 1998 (Age 84)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Stephenson was born on 18 July 1913, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, her father, Judge Robert Pettinger Stephenson, was 32 and her mother, Maybel Florence Doyen, was 33. She married Robert Alexander Lancaster on 6 July 1935, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States. She lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1935 and Narberth, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 8 April 1998, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Robert Alexander Lancaster
Priscilla Stephenson
Marriage: 6 July 1935

Spouse and Children

6 July 1935
Queens, New York City, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings



    William Gowing Stephenson



    Robert Stephenson


    George Stephenson


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 4

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Stephen ( see Steven ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Stephenson in household of Robert Stephenson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pricislla Lancaster in household of Robert A Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Priscilla Lancaster in entry for William Gowing Stephenson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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