Henry Monroe Lancaster

1862–1911 (Age 48)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Henry Monroe

When Henry Monroe Lancaster was born on 13 February 1862, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Lancaster, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Ann “Sallie” Coleman, was 39. He married Nancy Whipple on 17 December 1885, in Hickman, Smith, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Main Shore Township, Greene, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 30 January 1911, at the age of 48, and was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Paragould, Greene, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Monroe Lancaster
Nancy Whipple
Marriage: 17 December 1885
Selma W Lancaster
Talbert Dalton Lancaster
Georgia Annie Lancaster
Henry Winfred Lancaster
Zlma Bet Lancaster
Alma Louise Lancaster
William Dover Lancaster
Cleo Westly Lancaster

Spouse & Children

17 December 1885
Hickman, Smith, Tennessee, United States


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • William David Lancaster


  • James K. Polk Lancaster


  • Mary Emiline Lancaster


  • Benjamin Franklin Lancaster


  • Susan Ann Lancaster


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 3

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 14

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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)

  • Henry M Landcaster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry M Lancaster in household of Henry Lancaster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Lancaster in household of Henry Lancaster, "United States Census, 1870"

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