Elizabeth LIBBY Lane

April 1860–7 May 1953 (Age 93)
Black Hawk, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elizabeth LIBBY

When Elizabeth LIBBY Lane was born in April 1860, in Black Hawk, Scott, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Lane, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Adeline McCowan, was 23. She married James Douglas Kephart on 19 June 1879, in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Iowa Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Atalissa, Muscatine, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 7 May 1953, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Riceville, Howard, Iowa, United States.

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James Douglas Kephart
Elizabeth LIBBY Lane
Marriage: 19 June 1879
Rosa Jane Kephart
Clarence Kephart
Grace Bell Kephart
Albert Jesse Kephart
Minnie Ethel Kephart
Floyd William Kephart

Spouse and Children

19 June 1879
Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States


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    Sarah Adeline McCowan




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 7

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Elizabeth Lane in household of Thomas Lane, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Kephart in household of James D Kephart, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elisabeth Kephart in household of James Kephart, "United States Census, 1900"

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