Richard L Lancaster

1926–1944 (Age 18)
Maine, United States

The Life of Richard L

When Richard L Lancaster was born in 1926, in Maine, United States, his father, Merritt A Lancaster, was 24 and his mother, Margaret M Honey, was 25. He lived in Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1935 and Holden, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1940. He died in 1944, at the age of 18, and was buried in Veazie, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Merritt A Lancaster
Margaret M Honey
Richard L Lancaster

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · Camden Public Library is Opened

Age 2

The citizens of Camden, Maine had voted (in 1896) to establish a free public library in the town. The land for the library to be built on was donated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1916. After years of fundraising and construction, the cornerstone was finally laid on August 17, 1927. The library opened on June 11, 1928. The library remains open to this day, and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.

Age 6

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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 L Lancaster in household of Merrett Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard L Lancaster in household of Merritt A Lancaster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard L Lancaster, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"

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