Richard Baker Lancaster

1922–2008 (Age 85)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Richard Baker

When Richard Baker Lancaster was born on 17 November 1922, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Earlley Oville Lancaster, was 21 and his mother, Grace B Lane, was 18. He married Edith Burgess on 5 January 1942, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Magisterial District 4 Sassafras Ridge and Madrid Bend, Fulton, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 3, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 26 August 2008, in Romulus, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85.

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Richard Baker Lancaster
Edith Burgess
Marriage: 5 January 1942
Mr Kim Lancaster

Spouse & Children

5 January 1942
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


  • Mr Kim Lancaster


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 4

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1952 · Atomic Energy Plant is Built Near Paducah

Age 30

The atomic energy plant near Paduch, Kentucky was built in 1952. It produced enriched uranium and later nuclear fuel for commercial power plants.

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’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Richard Lancaster in household of Oville Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Lancaster in household of Earl Lancaster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard B Lancaster, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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