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Lancaster, Edwin M. 1852-1930


Posted By: Plymouth CC (email)
Date: 1/3/2004 at 21:33:59

Well known Plymouth County Resident Fifty-Four Years

Paralysis caused the death of Edwin M. Lancaster, Plymouth county pioneer, at his home adjoining Seney at the age of nearly 78 years. Mr. Lancaster had been in failing health the past three years following a stroke the effects of which he never recovered.

Edwin M. Lancaster was a son of William and Elizabeth Lancaster and was born at Lake Shore, near Milwaukee, Wisc, April 23, 1852, and died at his home two days before attaining his seventy-eighth birthday [died April 21, 1930.] He grew up in Wisconsin, where he was educated and arrived at young manhood. He was united in marriage March 14 ,1876, with Miss Alice Alderson, the ceremony taking place at Shullsburg. Shortly after their marriage they came to LeMars and settled on a farm north of Seney where they lived nineteen years and then moved to Seney, where they built a cozy home on the edge of town where they made their home since.

Mr. Lancaster was a man of deeply religious convictions and became a member of the Methodist church in early life and was a constant attendant at church as long as his health permitted.

Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster are numbered among the many early settlers of Plymouth county, who experienced hardships in pioneer days and lived to see the barren prairie develop into a fine and prosperous agricultural domain. They were widely known and respected by all who knew them.

Mrs. Lancaster preceded her husband in death, passing away a year ago last February. Mr. Lancaster is survived by five children who are: Mrs. R. A. Hawkins, M. J. Lancaster, Ira Lancaster, Mrs. Ed Buss and Vincent Lancaster all of this vicinity. There are thirteen grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, John Lancaster, of Seney.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the home with services at the Seney Methodist Church, Rev. M. L. Metcalf officiating. The pallbearers were old friends and neighbors, E.H. Riter, E. F. Anstine, Jacob Berkenpas, Charles Witt, William Faulk and John Osborne. The interment was made in the cemetery at Seney.


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