Richard Dink Lancaster

1921–2010 (Age 89)
Mountain View, Stone, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Richard Dink

When Richard Dink Lancaster was born on 7 August 1921, in Mountain View, Stone, Arkansas, United States, his father, Charles Knox Lancaster, was 27 and his mother, Lillie May Whitfield, was 24. He married Jean Mccurry on 19 July 1941, in Stone, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Blue Mountain Township, Stone, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 17 August 2010, in Mountain View, Stone, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mountain View, Stone, Arkansas, United States.

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Richard Dink Lancaster
Jean Mccurry
Marriage: 19 July 1941

Spouse & Children

19 July 1941
Stone, Arkansas, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Charles Knox Lancaster Jr.


  • Male1921–2010Male

  • Melbea Louise Lancaster


World Events (8)

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 1

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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 Dink Lancaster in household of Charlie K Lancaster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard D Lancaster in household of C Knox Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Dink Lancaster, "Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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