St. Catharines, Jan. 4 - E.A. Lancaster, M.P., died at his home in this city about 9 o'clock to-night, after a lingering illness of over two years. He defeated the late Hon. Wm. Gibson in 1900, and had represented Lincoln county ever since. He leaves a wife and two sons. The elder son, Capt. E.H. Lancaster of the 10th Battery, 3rd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, is now at the Front in France. Edward Arthur Lancaster, K.C., M.P. for Lincoln, was born in London, England, Sept 22, 1860. He was educated at London, Ontario and Osgoode Hall, Toronto. After graduating, he came to Grimsby, and opened a law office, practicing his profession here until about 1890, when he moved to St. Catharines, where he opened up an office, and worked up a very lucrative practice, later going into partnership with Mr. James Campbell, under the name of Lancaster and Campbell.In the fall of 1885, he was married to Miss Mary, oldest daughter of the late A. Hamilton and Mrs. Pettit of Grimsby. [lengthy description of his work as an M.P.] Page 5: At his home in St. Catharines, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 4, 1916, E.A. Lancaster, M.P., at the age of 55 years. The funeral will take place on Friday, January 7, 1916, from his late home, St. Catharines, to the 1:20 G.T.R. train, thence to Grimsby. Upon the arrival of the 1:58 train at Grimsby, the funeral will proceed to St. Andrew's Church, where service will be held. Interment in St. Andrew's Church Cemetery.