Walter Leonard Lancaster

Male26 December 1898–6 October 1966

Brief Life History of Walter Leonard

When Walter Leonard Lancaster was born on 26 December 1898, in Atwood, Tyler, West Virginia, United States, his father, Caleb Harrison Lancaster, was 34 and his mother, Margarete Ellen Bunting, was 31. He married Dewie Georgia McCormick in 1919, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Tyler, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Ellsworth District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 October 1966, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.

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Walter Leonard Lancaster
Dewie Georgia McCormick
Marriage: 1919
Wanda Imogene Lancaster
Mildred Genevia Lancaster
Carl Junior "June" Lancaster
Audrey Kathlene Lancaster
Grace Levon Lancaster
Toy Leon Lancaster
Nayomia Ruth Lancaster
Walter Lowell Lancaster
Cassie Margaret Lancaster
Dewie Almeda Lancaster
Wesley Eugene Lancaster
Orval Dale Lancaster

Sources (24)

  • Walter L Lamaster, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Walter Lancaster, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Walter Leonard Lancaster, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1919Wetzel, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 2

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

    Age 2

    A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 18

    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.

    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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