The Shemwell Family

Merton Clauson LancasterAge: 77 years18891967

Merton Clauson Lancaster
Given names
Merton Clauson
Birth December 14, 1889 33
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 8 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 18, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Marriage of a parentJoseph Elijah LancasterNancy Ann BellView this family
Type: Civil marriage
October 18, 1900 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a half-brotherLester Lancaster
1903 (Age 13 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherElijah Lancaster
October 5, 1908 (Age 18 years)
Cause: Asthma
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Clauson
July 8, 1916 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 26 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageLottie Whitford View this family
January 19, 1918 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 27 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 28 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 -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 39 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 9, 1930 (Age 40 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Elijah Lancaster
August 11, 1931 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 51 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 60 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Religious marriageAnnie StoryView this family
November 6, 1966 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 56 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death June 1967 (Age 77 years)
Last change September 4, 201915:17:14

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
5 years
Father’s family with Nancy Ann Bell - View this family
Marriage: October 18, 1900Dover, Stewart, Tennessee, United States
3 years
Family with Lottie Whitford - View this family
Marriage: January 19, 1918Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Family with Annie Story - View this family
Marriage: November 6, 1966Henry, Tennessee, United States

Merton Clauson Lancaster has 25 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Clauson Lancaster - Household

District 7, Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, William CheadWMMar184654WdTNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, William EsonWMMay188119STNTNTNfarm laborer
Lancaster, Thadus SdaughterWFJun188317STNTNTN
Lancaster, Janey MdaughterWFNov188415STNTNTN
Lancaster, MelbadaughterWFOct188613STNTNTN
Lancaster, JosephheadWMUnk185545WdTNTNTNfarmer
Lancaster, JohnsonWMJul188316STNTNTNfarm labor
Lancaster, FredsonWMUnk188514STNTNTNfarm laborer
Lancaster, MyrtonsonWMUnk188911STNTNTNfarm laborer

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Elijah Lancaster - Household

Stewart, Tennessee, United States

Lancaster, Joseph EheadMW71Wd22TNTNTN
Lancaster, JohnsonMW44STNTNTNfarmerfather's farm
Lancaster, Merton sonMW41M30TNTNTNfilling stationon highway
Lancster, Lottiedaughter in lawFW31M20TNTNTN