Richard E. Lancaster

1827–1904 (Age 77)
Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States

The Life of Richard E.

When Richard E. Lancaster was born in 1827, in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States, his father, William Lancaster, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Lancaster, was 21. He married Ellen Clarissa Jordan on 7 August 1853, in Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kirkland, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1850 and Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 9 July 1904, in Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 77.

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Richard E. Lancaster
Ellen Clarissa Jordan
Marriage: 7 August 1853
Emma Flora Lancaster
Albert M Lancaster
Thomas Lancaster
Mary Lancaster
Annie Lancaster
Maud L Lancaster

Spouse & Children

7 August 1853
Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • William Lancaster


  • Elizabeth Lancaster




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  • Henry W. Lancaster


  • Harriet F Lancaster


  • Jeremiah F Lancaster


  • Francis Lancaster


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1839 · Dueling Prohibited

Age 12

February 20, 1839, Congress prohibits dueling in Washington D.C. It is inspired by the incident where William Graves, a Kentucky Rep. is killed by Jonathan Cilley, a Maine Rep.
1848 · Cornerstone of the Washington Monument

Age 21

President James K. Polk laid the cornerstone for the Washington Monument on July 4, 1848. Afterwards, each of the existing states are welcomed to do the same.

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 E Lancaster, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • Richard M Lancaster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Richd E Lancaster, "United States Census, 1880"

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