Harry Houston Lane

15 September 1883–21 May 1934 (Age 50)
Blue Rapids, Marshall, Kansas, United States

The Life of Harry Houston

When Harry Houston Lane was born on 15 September 1883, in Blue Rapids, Marshall, Kansas, United States, his father, Jonathan Franklin Lane, was 43 and his mother, Nancy Adaline Pittman, was 29. He married Ella Von Wedell on 10 January 1909, in Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Spring Valley Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Garden Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 21 May 1934, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 50.

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Harry Houston Lane
Ella Von Wedell
Marriage: 10 January 1909
Harry Vincent Lane
Beatrice H Lane
Mary Maxine Lane

Spouse and Children

10 January 1909
Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States


    Harry Vincent Lane


    Beatrice H Lane


    Mary Maxine Lane


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 15

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 (3)

  • Harry Lane in household of Jonathan F Lane, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Harry Lane Vickers in household of J N Vickers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry H Lane, "United States Census, 1910"

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