The Shelbyville Republican
Mrs. Mary Lancaster,
one of Shelby county's old time citizens, is dead at her home, 315 South West
street, this city, her death occurring Monday morning at 6:15 o'clock.
Mrs. Lancaster was in poor health for some time, her trouble being merely
incidents of old age. On the 10th of the coming August Mrs. Lancaster
would have been eighty years old. She represented a type of people fast
disappearing. Plain in her every day life, kind and gentle to all, looking
upon all persons as her friends, she was happy and content. This good,
motherly woman came to Shelby county with her parents seventy years ago.
they settled in the vicinity of London when the country was a wilderness.
She lived in that part of the county until she was married to David
Lancaster when they moved to Shelbyville. For sixty years this
place has been her home. She was the mother of eight children, seven
daughters and one son, the son being Mr. Charles D. Lancaster,
a local boy who made a success of business life in the city of Chicago.
The daughters are all dead.
Monday afternoon, April 24, 1916
MARY LANCASTER DEAD
An Old Time Citizen of Shelby County
Mrs. Lancaster was a
Methodist all her life. When the West Street church was organized she was
a charter memer and remained a faithful communicant to the end. That a
good son is the light of a mother was exemplified in this home. As this
only son prospered, he thought of this good mother. He caused to be
built for her as exceptionally pretty cottage, placing in it every
convenience. He furnished it snugly and in her declining years she wanted
Funeral services will be
held at the late home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment will
be at the London cemetery. Rev. S. J. Cross, of the West Street
church, will officiate.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
16 Sept 1855
|Jonathan D. Lancaster
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