Henry P. Lancaster

1878–1948 (Age 70)
Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Henry P.

When Henry P. Lancaster was born on 22 June 1878, in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Preston B. Lancaster, was 41 and his mother, Nancy E. Goodwin, was 35. He married Mary Florence Goodwin on 3 September 1918, in San Joaquin, California, United States. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States for about 5 years. He died on 23 July 1948, in Solano, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Henry P. Lancaster
Mary Florence Goodwin
Marriage: 3 September 1918

Spouse & Children

  • Male1878–1948Male

  • Mary Florence Goodwin


3 September 1918
San Joaquin, California, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Preston B. Lancaster


  • Nancy E. Goodwin




  • Lizzie E. Lancaster


  • Alice Syrena Lancaster


  • Walter Everett Lancaster


  • Georgianna Lancaster


  • Male1878–1948Male

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Harry P Lancaster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry P Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harry P Lancaster in household of Preston Lancaster, "United States Census, 1900"

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