Richard Gaddy Lancaster

1917–2002 (Age 84)
Collingsworth, Texas, United States

The Life of Richard Gaddy

When Richard Gaddy Lancaster was born on 7 November 1917, in Collingsworth, Texas, United States, his father, Aubrey Bassett Lancaster, was 34 and his mother, Minnie Phoebe Allen, was 31. He married Jessie Pearl Martin on 11 April 1943, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 10 February 2002, in Auburn, Placer, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Richard Gaddy Lancaster
Jessie Pearl Martin
Marriage: 11 April 1943
Joy Kay Lancaster

Spouse & Children

11 April 1943
Texas, United States


Parents & Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 12

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 G Lancaster in household of Aubry B Lancaster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Landcaster in household of A B Landcaster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard G Lancaster in household of Aubrey Lancaster, "United States Census, 1920"

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