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Lancaster, Christopher 1876-1938


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 10/1/2010 at 19:45:32

LeMars Sentinel
April 8, 1938

Christopher Lancaster Was A Member of Well Known Plymouth County Family

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Christopher Lancaster, former Plymouth County resident, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Annie McArthur, in Seney and at the Seney Methodist church. Rev. Frank Jenks of Sioux City officiated and interment was made in the Seney cemetery.

Pallbearers were Melvin McArthur, Roy McArthur, Ray Hinde, Emerson Kennedy, Floyd Moore and Vernon Penning.

Services were under the direction of the Mauer funeral home of LeMars.

Christopher Lancaster was born at Seney, Iowa, on March 6, 1876, where he received his education and grew to manhood. On September 19, 1900, he was united in marriage with Marie Atkins of Ottawa, Minn. To this union four children were born. In the year 1904, he moved to La Barge, Wyoming, and worked on a ranch, returning to Iowa the latter part of 1905, where he resided until the year 1912, at which time he moved to a farm near Mitchell, S.D. He retired from farming after a few years and moved into town. He had not been in the best of health for the past few years, but continued his work as an employee of the Farmers Grain and Coal Company of Mitchell until March 30, when he was stricken with cerebral hemorrhage and passed away at 12:45 Sunday morning April 3, at a hospital in Mitchell at the age of 62 years and 27 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Marcelline Riggert, and a son, Gordon Lancaster; two granddaughters, Geraldine and Maxine Riggert, and one grandson, Marlowe Lancaster, all of Mitchell, S.D.; one brother, James Lancaster of Faulkton, S. D.; four sisters, Mrs. Annie McArthur, Mrs. Margaret Rees, and Mrs. Lulu Penning of Seney, and Mrs. Marie Wonser of Unity, Wisconsin. One son, a daughter, his parents and four sisters preceded him in death. He was a kind and loving husband and father, always mindful of those he loved. His quiet disposition and pleasant smile endeared him to a host of friends and he will be sincerely missed by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends who attended the last rites were: Mrs. Chris Lancaster; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lancaster, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Riggert, daughters, Maxine and Geraldine, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Demaray and daughter, Eunice, all of Mitchell; Fred Young, of Cleveland, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Kennedy, of Hawarden; Vernon Penning of Hudson, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Moore, of Marcus; Mr. and Mrs. Irving McArthur, of Sioux City; and Fred Buckley, of Maurice.


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