Henry Woodfin Lancaster

1889–1960 (Age 71)
Bat Cave, Henderson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Henry Woodfin

Henry Woodfin Lancaster was born on 24 March 1889, in Bat Cave, Henderson, North Carolina, United States. He died on 7 October 1960, in Trussville, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 71.

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Henry Woodfin Lancaster
1889–1960
Francis Annamay Nickell
1903–1988

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World Events (3)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 6

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

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.

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