Henry Wyatt Lancaster

1915–1997 (Age 81)
Fairfax, Allendale, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Henry Wyatt

When Henry Wyatt Lancaster was born on 22 November 1915, in Fairfax, Allendale, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Andrew Lancaster Sr., was 32 and his mother, Bessie Mae Delk, was 29. He married Thelma Weyland Fennel on 3 June 1952, in Middlesex, Virginia, United States. He lived in Allendale Township, Allendale, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 12 January 1997, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Fairfax, Allendale, South Carolina, United States.

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Henry Wyatt Lancaster
Thelma Weyland Fennel
Marriage: 3 June 1952

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3 June 1952
Middlesex, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 7

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Wyatt Lancaster in household of William A Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wyatt Lancaster in household of William Lancaster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mr Henry Or Wyatt Lancaster, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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