Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Civil War Veteran: William Mallory Lancaster

William Mallory Lancaster
Born:  August 16, 1842. Switzerland County, Indiana
Died:  December 16, 1923. Hemet, Riverside County, California

William Mallory joined the Union Army at the age of 20.  Originally a farmer, he returned to that occupation after the Civil War.  He also spent three years as a pilot on the Ohio River.  After marrying in 1873 he and the family lived in Kansas where he continued to farm, as well as serving a four year term as the Sheriff of Hodgeman County.  The family moved to Portland, Oregon where they spent eight years before finally moving to Southern California.  William Lancaster had been a resident of Hemet for the last three years of his life.

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