Edward Sewall Lancaster

2 July 1891–June 1965 (Age 73)
Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Edward Sewall

When Edward Sewall Lancaster was born on 2 July 1891, in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Stephen Symonds Lancaster, was 44 and his mother, Mary Inglebert Woart, was 42. He married Ruth Brownie Blackington on 21 August 1920, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Maine, United States in 1891 and New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1930. He died in June 1965, in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73.

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Edward Sewall Lancaster
Ruth Brownie Blackington
Marriage: 21 August 1920
Edward Lancaster
Susan Virginia Lancaster

Spouse and Children

21 August 1920
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 7

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Edward S Lancaster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward S Lancaster in household of Steven S Lancaster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward S Lancaster in household of Stephen Lancaster, "United States Census, 1900"

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