Leander Lane

about 1850–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Leander

When Leander Lane was born about 1850, in Illinois, United States, his father, Alexander Lane, was 21 and his mother, Almira Schoonover, was 19. He lived in Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Lane
1829–1907
Almira Schoonover
1831–1912
Leander Lane
1850–
Lydia A. Lane
1851–
Mary E. Lane
1853–1946
Hela J. Lane
1856–
Martha E. Lane
1858–
Malinda Ellen Lane
1860–1931
Eulise J. Lane
1865–
Hester Anna Lane
1862–1927
Emma J. Lane
1863–1953

Parents and Siblings

    Male1829–1907Male

    Almira Schoonover

    Female1831–1912Female

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a lane, Middle English, Old English lane, originally a narrow way between fences or hedges, later used to denote any narrow pathway, including one between houses in a town.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear’, or ‘javelin’.3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Leander Lane in household of Alex Lane, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Leander Lane - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Leander Lane

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