Lancaster, Margaret 1847-1920
Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 5/1/2004 at 16:29:28
MRS. WILLIAM LANCASTER
Mrs. William Lancaster, a widely known resident of Seney vicinity, died on Friday at her home following a long and painful illness which she bore with fortitude and patience. Her death was due to internal cancer from which she suffered for several years.
Mrs. Lancaster was a native of England. Her maiden name was Margaret Knewstubb and she was born on August 2, 1847, at Kirbystephen, Lancashire. When she was a child of 5 years her parents brought her to America and they soon afterwards settled at Argyle, Wis. She was united in marriage at that place with William Lancaster on August 26, 1866. They came to Plymouth county in 1876 and in 1879 settled near Seney which has been their home since.
Eleven children were born to their union, four of whom preceded the mother in death. Besides the bereaved husband she leaves seven children, who are James Lancaster of Faulkton, S.D.; Chris of Mitchell, S.D.; Mrs. Mary Wonser of Unity, S.D.; Mrs. Anna McArthur, Mrs. Ada Moore, Mrs. Maggie Rees and Mrs. Lulu Penning of Seney. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild and also four brothers and three sisters, who are: John, William, Thomas, and Robert Knewstubb of Argyle, Wis,; Mrs. Mary McConnell, Darlington, Wis.; Mrs. Jane Sweeney of Argyle; and Mrs. Nannie
Alderson, Elgin, Neb.
Mrs. Lancaster was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and a charger member of the Ladies Aid Society of the church at Seney. She was deeply religious and an ardent worker in the church and for all things pertaining to the good of the community. She was a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor and a staunch friend. Her long life was filled with many acts of Christian charity and kindness and she helped to make the world a better place in which to live and was an influence for good in her surroundings.
The funeral was held Sunday at Seney, Rev. Bertie Watson, of Galva, a former Seney pastor, officiating, and was largely attended by old friends and neighbors.
~Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, Feb. 17, 1920
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