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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Santford Wesley Laster
Martha Leaner Millner
Marriage: 21 April 1901
Lina Laster
Walter Lee Laster
Dela Lucy Laster
Opal Laster
Hazel Bill Laster
Arvel Laster
Mae Laster

Spouse and Children

21 April 1901
Decatur, Tennessee, United States


    Lina Laster


    Walter Lee Laster




    Hazel Bill Laster


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Laster


    Lucinda A Pearcy




    Verna R Laster


    Mary A Laster






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.

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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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