Lulu Lancaster

13 December 1885–26 February 1964 (Age 78)
Seney, Plymouth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lulu

When Lulu Lancaster was born on 13 December 1885, in Seney, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, her father, William Lancaster, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Knewstubb, was 38. She married John Frederick Penning on 10 June 1908, in Seney, Plymouth, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Plymouth, Plymouth, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Elgin Township, Plymouth, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 February 1964, in Seney, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Seney, Plymouth, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Frederick Penning
Lulu Lancaster
Marriage: 10 June 1908
Mabel Ellen Penning
Florence Mildred Penning
John Vernon Eilert Penning
Vernon J. E. Penning

Spouse and Children

    John Frederick Penning



10 June 1908
Seney, Plymouth, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings





    E. Jane Lancaster


    Christopher Lancaster


    Ada Lancaster


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Lulu Lancaster, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Lulu Penning in household of Albert Penning, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lulu Lancaster in household of William Lancaster, "United States Census, 1900"

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