Walter Eugene Lane

17 July 1916–11 January 1989 (Age 72)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Walter Eugene

When Walter Eugene Lane was born on 17 July 1916, in Missouri, United States, his father, Marion Eugene Lane, was 18 and his mother, Ida Mae Cole, was 20. He married Mary Edna Duncan on 31 July 1937. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Elk Township, Stoddard, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Stoddard, Stoddard, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 11 January 1989, in Dexter, Stoddard, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dexter, Stoddard, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Eugene Lane
Mary Edna Duncan
Marriage: 31 July 1937
Margaret Sue Lane
Walter Dale Lane

Spouse and Children

31 July 1937


    Margaret Sue Lane


    Walter Dale Lane


Parents and Siblings




    Hazel Lane


    Delmar Lane


    Melvin Lane



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 15

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Walter Lane, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Lane in household of Eugene Lane, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter E. Lane, "Find A Grave Index"

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