Elmer Richard Lancaster

Male3 February 1912–29 January 1997

Brief Life History of Elmer Richard

When Elmer Richard Lancaster was born on 3 February 1912, in Atwood, Tyler, West Virginia, United States, his father, Caleb Harrison Lancaster, was 47 and his mother, Margarete Ellen Bunting, was 44. He married Audra Mae Streight South Lancaster on 2 January 1933, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Green District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Ceredo District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States in 1950. He died on 29 January 1997, at the age of 84, and was buried in Glasgow, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Elmer Richard Lancaster
Audra Mae Streight South Lancaster
Marriage: 2 January 1933
Samuel Harrison Lancaster

Sources (12)

  • Elmer R Lancester, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Elmer Earl Lancaster, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Elmer Lancaster, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1933Wetzel, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 23

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, which is recorded as Loncastre in 1086. The place takes its name from the river Lune + Old English ceaster ‘city, Roman fortification’ (from 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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