The Shemwell Family

Franklin Marion “Frank” LancasterAge: 77 years18591936

Franklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster
Given names
Franklin Marion
Birth April 30, 1859 30 27
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 31, 1860 (Age 15 months)
Birth of a sisterEllen Lancaster
January 28, 1862 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 23 months)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Birth of a brotherRobert Lancaster
1866 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 7 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a sisterSallie Lancaster
1869 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 9 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Birth of a sisterLillie Lancaster
1870 (Age 10 years)
Census August 1, 1870 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterEva Lee Lancaster
November 1874 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 18 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 15, 1880 (Age 21 years)
MarriageRebecca Ann “Becky” RougemontView this family
November 29, 1880 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Zola Lancaster
February 14, 1883 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2Madie Lancaster
March 10, 1890 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#3Charles Gilbert Lancaster
January 15, 1893 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#4George Tiner Lancaster
February 22, 1896 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 38 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 6, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Death of a daughterZola Lancaster
July 13, 1901 (Age 42 years)
Cause: Suicide
Death of a fatherElijah Lancaster
October 5, 1908 (Age 49 years)
Cause: Asthma
Census May 6, 1910 (Age 51 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Ann Lancaster
June 7, 1911 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Allen James “Claudy” Ralls Jr.
November 1911 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Opal Alice Ralls
November 9, 1914 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Marjory R Ralls
March 11, 1916 (Age 56 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Clauson
July 8, 1916 (Age 57 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 56 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 57 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 58 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Lawrence F Ralls
July 2, 1921 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Thomas Walter “Tom” Ralls
April 6, 1924 (Age 64 years)
Death of a grandsonAllen James “Claudy” Ralls Jr.
November 28, 1928 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Typhoid Fever
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 70 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census May 19, 1930 (Age 71 years)
Death of a brotherJoseph Elijah Lancaster
August 11, 1931 (Age 72 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Clauson Lancaster
February 1, 1936 (Age 76 years)
Cause: Asthma
Burial of a brotherWilliam Clauson Lancaster
February 2, 1936 (Age 76 years)
Cemetery: Mount View Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery
Death December 9, 1936 (Age 77 years)
Last change April 25, 202020:02:06

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: April 22, 1846Stewart, Tennessee, United States
-1 months
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
3 years
younger sister
Ellen Lancaster
Birth: January 28, 1862 32 30Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: August 26, 1952Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
5 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
Family with Rebecca Ann “Becky” Rougemont - View this family
Marriage: November 29, 1880
2 years
Zola Lancaster
Birth: February 14, 1883 23 20
Death: July 13, 1901Republic, Kansas, United States
10 years
Charles Gilbert Lancaster
Birth: January 15, 1893 33 30Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
-6 years
Coats + Rebecca Ann “Becky” Rougemont - View this family
wife’s husband
William F Coats
Birth: February 22, 1880 17Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: February 13, 1903Republic, Kansas, United States

Franklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster has 8 first cousins recorded

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Elijah Lancasterhead31MWfarmerTN
Elizabeth Clausonwife30FWTN
William Lancasterson13MWTN
Nancy Lancasterdaughter10FWTN
Nelson Lancasterson7MWTN
Joseph Lancasterson4MWTN
Franklin Lancasterson1MWTN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

District 8, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, Elijahhead40MWblacksmithTN
Lancaster, Elizabethwife39FWkeeping houseTN
Lancaster, Williamson23MWfarm handTN
Lancaster, Alex17MWfarm handTN
Lancaster, Josephson14MWfarm handTN
Lancaster, Francisson10MWTN
Lancaster, Ellindaughter7FWTN
Lancaster, Robertson4MWTN
Lancaster, Salliedaughter1FWTN
Lancaster, Mary60FWTN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Elijah Lancaster - Household

District 7, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, ElijahWM51headMfarmerTNNCNC
Lancaster, BettieWF50wifeMkeeping houseTNILIL
Lancaster, FrankWM21sonSworking farmTNTNTN
Lancaster, EllenWF18daughterSTNTNTN
Lancaster, RobertWM13sonSworks on farmTennesseTNTN
Lancaster, LillieWF10daughterSTNTNTN
Lancaster, Eva LeeWF7daughterSTNTNTN
Lancaster, WilliamWM32headMfarmerTNTNTN
Lancaster, MarthaWF17wifeMTNTNTN
Lancaster, JoeWM23headMfarmerTNTNTN
Lancaster, SusanWF18wifeMkeeping houseTNTNTN
Lancaster, NelsonWM27headMlaborer on farmTNTNTN
Lancaster, AnnaWF17wifeMkeeping houseTNTNTN
Lancaster, NettieWF8 monthsOctdaughterSTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Franklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster - Household

Republic, Kansas, United States

Lancaster, Franklin MheadWMApr185842M20TNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, Rebecca AwifeWFJuly186138M65TNFranceTN
Lancaster, Mada EdaughterWFMar189010STNTNTN
Lancaster, Charles GsonWMJan18937STNTNTN
Lancaster, George TsonWMFeb18964STNTNTN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Franklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, FrankheadMW51M132TNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, RebeccawifeFW48M23263TNFranceTN
Lancaster, MadiedaughterFW18STNTNTN
Lancaster, GilbertsonMW17STNTNTN
Lancaster, TynersonMW13STNTNTN

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Franklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster - Household

Washington, Kansas, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Lancaster, Frank MheadMW60MTNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, Rebecca AwifeFW58MTNFranceTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Franklin Marion “Frank” Lancaster - Household

Washington, Kansas, United States

Lancaster, Frank MheadMW71M21TNTNTNfarm operator
Lancaster, Rebecca AwifeFW68M18TNFranceTN