In memory of Aaron Lancaster.

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On 4 November 1978, the family of Aaron Lancaster placed a memorial advertisement in the Wilson Daily Times marking the one-year anniversary of his death.


In the 1920 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: on Wilson Tarboro Road, farmer Dempsy Lancaster, 45; wife Sallie, 34; and children Frank, 12, Dempsy, 10, Mark, 8, Viola, 4, and Aaron, 3; plus boarder Shote Hinton, 40.

In the 1930 census of Cokey township, Edgecombe County: farmer Dempsey Lancaster, 55; wife Sallie, 47; and children Dempsey, 20, Mark, 19, Viola, 14, Aaron, 13, Robert, 10, Margaret, 5, and John, 4; and granddaughter Mary L., 1.

In the 1940 census of Rocky Mount, Nash County: farmer Dempsey Lancaster, 65; wife Sallie, 53; and children Aaron, 23, Margaret, 17, Johnny, 15, Mark, 28; son’s wife Roberta, 24, and daughter Mary Lee, 12; and wife’s sister Fannie, 72.

In 1940, Aaron Lancaster registered for the World War II draft in Nash County. Per his registration card, he was born 31 August 1916 in Edgecombe County; lived on R.F.D. #2, Elm City, Nash County; his contact was father Dempsey Lancaster; and he worked for Irvin Crumpler.

On 30 August 1941, Aaron Lancaster, 24, of Elm City, born in Edgecombe County to Dempsey Lancaster and Sallie Williams, married Lilly Mae Neal, 26, of Elm City, born in Nash County to John Neal and Maggie Taylor, in Emporia, Greensville County, Virginia.

Aaron Lancaster died 4 November 1977 in Wilson, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was born 31 August 1916 to Dempsey Lancaster and Sallie Williams; was married to Lillie Mae Farmer; lived in Stantonsburg, Wilson County; and was a farmer. He was buried in Rest Haven cemetery.