Wm. C. Lancaster Family

Mrs. & Mrs. Wm. C. Lancaster


Children of William C. & Margaret Lancaster:

James Lancaster (b. 1868) married Jennie Daniels
Annie Lancaster (1871-1956) married Alex McArthur
Christopher Lancaster (1876-1938) married Mary Louise Young
Ada Lancaster (1879-1939) married Clarence "Dinty" Moore
Marie Lancaster (1881-1954) 1st marr George Foster; 2nd marr Fred Wonser
Margaret "Maggie" Lancaster (1884-1966) married Thomas Rees
Lula Lancaster (1886-1964) 1st marr John Penning; 2nd marr Albert "Doc" Penning

Four Lancaster Sisters

Lulu Penning, Marie Wonser, Annie McArthur & Maggie Rees

William C. Lancaster "W. C."
b. 23 Jun 1844, Topcliff, England, Co. York
d. 30 Mar 1928, Seney, Iowa

His Obituary

United in Marriage on August 26, 1866 at Argyle, Wisconsin

Margaret "Maggie" Knewstubb Lancaster
b. 1847 Aug 2, England
d. 13 Feb 1920, Seney, Iowa

Her Obituary

Photograph of Wm. C. Lancaster & his grandchildren in his wooden cart.

Margaret Moore to the back left with hand on her head (in obvious pain)

Mabel Penning on back right

Florence Penning in the middle (holding a mallet & looking back at Margret Moore holding her head)

Kenneth Rees in the front


LeMars Sentinel , approx date 29 Aug 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Will Lancaster Celebrate Happy Event
Knew Each Other in Childhood
Pioneers of Plymouth County Observe Happy Anniversary Surrounded by
Their Children, Grandchildren and Large Number of Friends

Mr. and Mrs. William Lancaster, of Seney, celebrated their golden
wedding at their home on Saturday evening, August 26th, 1916.  About
sixty relatives and friends assembled on the occasion to extend
congratulations to the couple and the event proved a memorable and
joyous affair.  William Lancaster and his wife, whose maiden name was
Margaret Knewstubb, were born in England and with their parents when
small children, came to America.  The families settled on farms near
Argyle, Wisconsin, and the young people grew up together and attended
the same school and were happily associated in the glorious days of
youth.  On August 26th, 1866, they were united in marriage at Argyle,
Wisconsin, and for fifty years have enjoyed a happy wedded life.  Nine
years after their marriage in 1875, they came to Plymouth County and
settled on a farm near Seney, where they lived until 1891 when they
moved into Seney where they have resided since with the exception of two years residence at Leeds.

Mr. Lancaster is seventy-two years of age and Mrs. Lancaster is
sixty-nine.  They are hale and hearty and bid fair to enjoy many more
years of wedded happiness.  Seven children came to bless their union,
who are James Lancaster of Faulkton, South Dakota; Mrs. Fred Wonser,
Unity, Wisconsin; Chris Lancaster, Mitchell, South Dakota; Mrs. Al
McArthur, Mrs. Clarence Moore, Mrs. Thos. Rees, Mrs. John Penning, all of Seney vicinity.  The children and grandchildren were present at the
happy event.  Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster were presented with a purse of
gold.  A delicious supper, served in four courses, was enjoyed.  The
party broke up at midnight, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster many more
years of wedded happiness. 





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