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Lancaster, John 1848-1936


Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 1/2/2006 at 21:45:43

LeMars Globe-Post
May 14, 1936

Well Known Resident In Poor Health For Three Years

John Lancaster sr., aged 87, of Seney, died Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock.

“Uncle John,” as he was known to the Seney community, was born in Yorkshire, England, on August 27, 1848. When two years of age, he came with his parents to Argyle, Wisconsin, and there under the training of a Christian father and mother grew to young manhood. In 1875, he came to Plymouth County and started farming. He was united in marriage to Amelia Mills on November 20, 1880. They continued to farm in spite of the drought and grasshopper plagues, until they retired to Seney where he resided till the time of his death.

He united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Seney when a young man and has been an active member of that church until his death. He remembered his early Christian training in his daily life. He was strictly temperate in his every speech and action, always feeling the responsibility of his example as a professed follower of Jesus Christ and his devotion to the cause of Christianity was always consistent and persistent until his physical condition prevented further participation, in his active church work.

He had been in failing health for 3 years and passed away midst the loving ministrations of a wife and family, May 13, 1936, at the age of 87 years, 8 months, 18 days. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, Amelia, a son John, of LeMars, a daughter, Ina, who is living at home, and a large family of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.

The funeral services will be held in the Methodist church at Seney on Friday at 2:30. Interment will be made in the Seney cemetery.

LeMars Sentinel, Friday, May 15, 1936, Page 1, Column 6:

Lancaster, Seney Pioneer, Answers Call
Was Member of Well Known Family Coming Here In The Seventies

Death claimed John Lancaster, 87, at his home in Seney Wednesday night following an illness of three years.

Mr. Lancaster had lived in Plymouth county over sixty years and was widely known and esteemed as a good citizen and a christian gentleman.

Born in Yorkshire, England, August 27, 1848, he came to America with his parents when he was two years old. They were pioneers at Argyle, Wis., and John Lancaster received his early training and school there. Coming to LeMars in 1875 he engaged in farming near Seney and made his home there ever since.

Mr. Lancaster was imbued with strong religious convictions and was an active member of the Methodist church.

He was married to Miss Amelia Mills, November 20, 1880 (error--1879).

He leaves his wife, a son, John Lancaster, of LeMars, and a daughter Ida (sic--Ina), living in Seney. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral This Afternoon

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon in the Methodist church at Seney at 2:30, Rev. M. B. Phillips officiating, and interment made in the cemetery at Seney.


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