Mary Mate J Lancaster

2 February 1853–1 November 1919 (Age 66)
Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Mate J

When Mary Mate J Lancaster was born on 2 February 1853, in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States, her father, Wright Lancaster, was 43 and her mother, Mary Davidson, was 37. She married William Henry Harrison Sharp on 17 July 1866, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1900 and Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1919. She died on 1 November 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Henry Harrison Sharp
Mary Mate J Lancaster
Marriage: 17 July 1866
George Washington Sharp
Almira Sharp
Zarahemla Sharp
Gertie Sharp
George Byron Sharp
Dotty LaVon Sharp
Iva Goldie Sharp
Walter Lancaster Sharpe

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
Age 3
The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
Age 4
The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 19
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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’.

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

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Sources (24)

  • Mary Lancaster in household of Wright Lancaster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wite Sharp in household of Joseph Toxen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mate J Sharp in household of William H H Sharp, "United States Census, 1880"

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