Oral Dean Miller 1928-2017

Received from Nancy Waters, Casper, Wyoming: Oral Dean Miller passed away peacefully with his wife at his side early Tuesday morning, December 12, 2017 at the age of 89. Oral Dean Miller, a loving family man, was born on August 7, 1928 to Harry and Daisy (Lancaster) Miller  in Osage, Iowa. He lettered in football

William Cyril Lancaster 1897-1917

It’s now over a hundred years since Cyril died near Nieuwpoort in Flanders, Belgium, on 24 July 1917. The story of his sacrifice is detailed in ‘Lancasters of Pateley Bridge’. But there is one new fact that has since come to light: the Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects records that £2 11s 4d was distributed


I would like to thank all those who have commented so positively on my Lancasters of Pateley Bridge book. I’m delighted that you all enjoyed it. It was quite an experience writing and publishing the book and at times hard work. Your appreciation makes it all worth while. Thank you for your kind words. Smashwords


Shortly before the holidays I was contacted by a descendant of the Binns family of Bradford, who had been notified of a ftDNA Family Finder match. The good news is that there is a match. The bad news is that proving the link through the records is not going to be easy. My link to