Herbert Edward Lancaster

1873–1955 (Age 82)
Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Herbert Edward

When Herbert Edward Lancaster was born on 17 November 1873, in Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Henry Lancaster, was 25 and his mother, Rosa Georgiana Davis, was 18. He married Minnie Edith PRIOR in 1902, in Westham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 4 November 1955, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Edward Lancaster
Minnie Edith PRIOR
Marriage: 1902
Doris Minnie Lancaster
Herbert William Lancaster
Harold C Lancaster

Spouse & Children

Westham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom


  • Doris Minnie Lancaster


  • Herbert William Lancaster


  • Harold C Lancaster


Parents & Siblings

  • William Henry Lancaster


  • Rosa Georgiana Davis




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 9

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Herbert Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herbert E Lancaster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert Edward Lancaster, "California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976"

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