Henry Purvis Lancaster Sr.

1893–1966 (Age 72)
Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Henry Purvis

When Henry Purvis Lancaster Sr. was born on 23 August 1893, in Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States, his father, Louis Jefferson Lancaster, was 38 and his mother, Nora Cornelia Frazier, was 28. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Mary Kate Hughes. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 8, Freestone, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 5 February 1966, in Falls, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dew, Freestone, Texas, United States.

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Henry Purvis Lancaster Sr.
Mary Kate Hughes
Henry Purvis Lancaster Jr.
Henry Purvis Lancaster Jr.
Cadia Lavelle Lancaster
Ed Hughes Lancaster

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • Louis Jefferson Lancaster


  • Nora Cornelia Frazier




World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 1

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Purvis Lancaster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henery P Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry P Lancaster, "United States Census, 1930"

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