Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Three Generations

Lela Nell Johnston, Lela Ann (Loveless) Lancaster, Pansy Louise (Lancaster) Johnston c. 1940's

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday--George Warren Lancaster

Upper Greens Creek Cemetery, Erath Co, Texas
George W. (Warren) Lancaster (1893-1964)
George W. Lancaster was my great-grandfather, the father of Mam-ma.  He was born in Johnson Community, Erath County, Texas on 19 Jan 1893 to William Carl Lancaster & Martha Jane Coor.  He married Lela Ann Loveless 15 Dec 1912 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.

He worked as a farmer, was a good mechanic and loved working on cars on Sunday.  Friends would come with food and have their cars worked on.  Later he worked as shop foreman for the old Reid Sales Company and then had a shop of his own.[1]  He died 8 Nov 1964 in Stephenville, leaving two sons and one daughter.  His wife and one son had died previously.

He is buried in the Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.  I took this photo 7 Oct 1995 when I visited Stephenville with Mam-ma.  Upper Greens Creek Cemetery is located south of Stephenville off Hwy 377 in the Green’s Creek community.[2]  The coordinates are 320914N & 0981819W.

[1] "Warren Lancaster, 71, Services Held Monday,” Stephenville (Texas) Empire-Tribune, 13 Nov 1964, p 4.
[2] “Erath County Cemeteries”, (, Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.

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