John Dallas Lanier

Brief Life History of John Dallas

When John Dallas Lanier was born on 9 April 1910, in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, his father, John Alonzo Lanier, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Laura Sherman, was 26. He married Edna Ruth Ready on 27 July 1946, in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States. He lived in Hoehne, Las Animas, Colorado, United States in 1920. He died on 29 January 1985, in Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in South Park Cemetery, Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States.

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John Dallas Lanier
Edna Ruth Ready
Marriage: 27 July 1946

Sources (7)

  • John D Lanier, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John D Lanier, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • John Dallas Lanier, "Florida, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.


Historical Boundaries: 1912: Pinellas, Florida, United States

1930 · Carlsbad Caverns Established

Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico, became a National Park on May 14, 1930. Tourists can explore the caverns through guided and self-guided tours. In the 1960's, an amphitheater opened and started where tourists can sit and watch as the bats exit the cave for the night. The only part of the caverns that is off limits to tourists is where the bats come out.

Name Meaning

French: occupational name for someone involved in the wool trade, from Old French lanier, deriving from la(i)ne ‘wool’. This surname is also found in England, but is very rare. Compare Lenear .

Altered form of French Lasnier ‘the donkey driver, the donkey keeper’.

History: This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America.

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

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