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Lancaster, William 1844-1928

LANCASTER, KNEWSTUBB

Posted By: Plymouth CC (email)
Date: 1/3/2004 at 21:38:30

DEATH TAKES OLD SETTLER
William C. Lancaster Was One of the
Pioneers of Elgin Township
Has Many Descendants
Body Borne to Grave By His Nephews

Death claimed William C. Lancaster, a pioneer of Plymouth county, and one of the very early settlers in Elgin township, at his home in Seney, Friday, March 30, 1928, after a brief illness from pnuemonia. Mr. Lancaster was nearly 84 years of age.

William Lancaster was born in Yorkshire, England, June 23, 1844. When four years of age he came with his parents to America. They came westward following their arrival in the states and settled near Argyle, Wisconsin, where William Lancaster grew up. He was united in marriage with Margaret Knewstubb, of Argyle, August 26, 1866. She preceded him in death eight years ago on February 13. Since the death of his wife, Mr. Lancaster made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Alex McArthur.

Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster farmed for many years in Elgin township and were prominent in church and community affairs.

Mr. Lancaster is survived by two sons and five daughters, who are James Lancaster, of Faulkton, S.D.; Chris Lancaster, of Mitchell, S.D.; Mrs. Fred Wonser, of Unity, Wisc.; Mrs. Alex McArthur, Mrs. C.E. Moore, Mrs. T. J. Rees and Mrs. Albert Penning, of Seney. There are sixteen grand children and fourteen great grand children. Two daughters died in infancy.

Mr. Lancaster was a good citizen and neighbor and was respected by all who knew him. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Seney Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member, the pastor Rev. M. L. Metcalf officiating, and the interment was made in the family burying ground in the Seney cemetery. The pallbearers were his nephews.


 

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