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Alton Ray Lane[1]

Male 1876 - 1965  (88 years)


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  • Name Alton Ray Lane 
    Born 23 Jun 1876 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1965  Winnebago, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I104055  My Genealogy

    Father Augustus Cory Lane,   b. 1831, Cattaraugus County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1916, Faribault County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth [Fairbanks] Lane,   d. 1904 
    Family ID F45303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Glee Pearl [Wise] Lane,   b. 14 Sep 1878,   d. 1963, Huntley, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1894  Blue Earth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married at the Baptist Parsonage

      MARR: OFFI Rev. Irving Brown
    Children 
     1. Ertle C. Lane,   b. 23 Mar 1895, Verona Township, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1979, Fairmont, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Hayden Kennth Lane,   b. 27 Oct 1899
     3. Marland Victor Lane,   b. 20 Feb 1903, Verona Township, Faribault County, Minn. Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Twyla Iola [Lane] Hodge
     5. Elva Viola [Lane] Sheplee
     6. Elmo Erving Lane
     7. Verlyn Alton Lane
     8. Avon Luvern Lane
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From a Newpaper Article"Sons of the Pioneers" [Continued from Augustus Cory Lane]

      Not many of us remember the circuit riders who traveled the country and stopped at homes of schoolhouses to hold their services. Alton Lane remembers Charles Chase, a Methodist circuit rider who came each Sunday to preach in the Verona School District 33. Mr. Chase conducted services in other schoolhouses , the Salem [near Myron Mineer home], in Center Creek and at the Parker Brothers District in Martin county. Each Sunday, this minister rode a pony from one place to another, to hold these meetings. He also made his home wherever he stopped. Later Mr. Chase married a girl from Center Creek. Perhaps Alton Lane was lucky to be one of the younger members of his family for he could attend school all during the school year. Older brothers would have to help with the crops.
      To use Mr. Lane's own words, "I had two of the best teachers in the county, Miss Lydia Bassett and Mrs. Alex Nesmith."
      Alton Lane married Glee Wise, a girl who lived on a farm near by. After farming for 25 years in Verona township, they moved to Huntley where Mr. Lane was a stock buyer for over 30 years. The last few years he has spent in retirement. Tis fall Mr. and Mrs. Lane will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary. Down through the years, Alton Lane has been very interested in music and sports. for a number of years he directed the choir in the Huntley church where he also has served as Sunday school superintendent.
      He always enjoyed singing with a quartet. During the flu epidemic of 1918, when other members of the quartet were ill, Alton Lane was soloist 10 times in the course of two weeks. Not until two years later did he have the flu.
      Mr. Lane can tell local chaps quite a good deal about baseball, one of his favorite sports. He not only played baseball, but he knew the famous "Clippers" of this community.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1644] Andy Lane.