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