Richard Lawson Lancaster

1862–1953 (Age 90)
Heard, Georgia, United States

The Life of Richard Lawson

When Richard Lawson Lancaster was born on 26 August 1862, in Heard, Georgia, United States, his father, Lewis Wesley Lancaster, was 55 and his mother, Eliza Louisa Bassett, was 45. He married Martha Victoria Hancock in 1889. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 9 February 1953, in District 1517, Heard, Georgia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Frolona, Heard, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Lawson Lancaster
1862–1953
Martha Victoria Hancock
1873–1923
Marriage: 1889
Lewis Wesley Lancaster
1890–1976
Nancy Addie Lancaster
1891–1969
John Bee Lancaster
1894–1955
Ida Lee Lancaster
1896–1896
Homer Lawson Lancaster
1897–1946
William Dewey Lancaster
1900–1921
Ruthie Ver- Zilla Lancaster
1905–1984
Pearl Leana Lancaster
1905–1991
Charles Adamson Lancaster
1908–1923
Grover Cleveland Lancaster
1910–1993
Sarah Kate Lancaster
1914–1987
Tom Watson Lancaster
1917–1985

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1889
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Lewis Wesley Lancaster

    Male1807–1889Male

  • Eliza Louisa Bassett

    Female1817–1865Female

siblings

(9)

  • Sarah J. Lancaster

    Female1839–Female

  • Martha A. Lancaster

    Female1842–Female

  • John William Bassett Lancaster

    Male1844–1919Male

  • Nancy Mahala Lancaster

    Female1847–1932Female

  • Lewis Thomas S Lancaster

    Male1852–1910Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1886

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Richard Loncaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard L Lancaster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Richard L Lancaster, "United States Census, 1910"

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