Daisy Ellen Lancaster

4 January 1886–22 September 1948 (Age 62)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Daisy Ellen

When Daisy Ellen Lancaster was born on 4 January 1886, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, John Alvan Pruitt Lancaster, was 31 and her mother, Ellen Wofford, was 35. She had at least 7 sons and 4 daughters with Rufus Boyd Layton. She lived in Boydton Magisterial District, Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States in 1940 and Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1948. She died on 22 September 1948, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fields United Methodist Church Cemetery, Boydton, Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Boyd Layton
Daisy Ellen Lancaster
Elisa Ellen Layton
Lillian Lucille Layton
Wiliam Boyd Layton
Julia Mamie Layton
Ernest Howard Layton
Margaret V Layton
Joseph M Layton
John Wesley Layton
Garland Mason Layton
Benjamin W Layton
George Layton

Spouse and Children





    Wiliam Boyd Layton


    Julia Mamie Layton


    Ernest Howard Layton


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Alvan Pruitt Lancaster


    Ellen Wofford




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 8

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 17

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Daisy E Gayton in household of Rufus B Gayton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Darcy Layton in household of Boy* Layton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Daisy E Layton, "United States Census, 1940"

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