Santford Wesley Laster

9 January 1876–16 August 1948 (Age 72)
Decatur, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Santford Wesley

When Santford Wesley Laster was born on 9 January 1876, in Decatur, Tennessee, United States, his father, George Washington Laster, was 32 and his mother, Lucinda A Pearcy, was 31. He married Martha Leaner Millner on 21 April 1901, in Decatur, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Little Prairie Township, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Civil District 4, Decatur, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 August 1948, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Decaturville, Decatur, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Santford Wesley Laster
1876–1948
Martha Leaner Millner
1886–1970
Marriage: 21 April 1901
Lina Laster
1906–
Walter Lee Laster
1909–1980
Dela Lucy Laster
1912–1999
Opal Laster
1916–1994
Hazel Bill Laster
1921–2005
Arvel Laster
1922–1995
Mae Laster
1928–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 April 1901
Decatur, Tennessee, United States
children

(7)

    Lina Laster

    Female1906–Female

    Walter Lee Laster

    Male1909–1980Male

    Female1912–1999Female

    Female1916–1994Female

    Hazel Bill Laster

    Female1921–2005Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Laster

    Male1844–1883Male

    Lucinda A Pearcy

    Female1844–1930Female

siblings

(5)

    Verna R Laster

    Female1867–1935Female

    Mary A Laster

    Female1867–1941Female

    Male1870–1944Male

    Male1876–1948Male

    Laster

    Female1883–Female

World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 2

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia):1. variant of Lester . 2. occupational name for a maker of cobblers’ lasts, from Middle English last, lest, the wooden form in the shape of a foot used for making or repairing shoes (Old English lǣste from lāst ‘footprint’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sanford Lester, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sanford Lassiter in household of Jackson Tate, "United States Census, 1900"
  • S W Laster in household of George Laster, "United States Census, 1880"

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