Sophia Elizabeth Lane

14 February 1854–4 August 1926 (Age 72)
Kimball, Bosque, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Sophia Elizabeth

When Sophia Elizabeth Lane was born on 14 February 1854, in Kimball, Bosque, Texas, United States, her father, James Addison Lane, was 39 and her mother, Matilda Susan Willson, was 34. She married Matthew Simeon Greer on 23 March 1871. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Bosque, Texas, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 4, Bosque, Texas, United States in 1900. She died on 4 August 1926, in Kopperl, Bosque, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Kopperl, Bosque, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Simeon Greer
Sophia Elizabeth Lane
Marriage: 23 March 1871
Parley Pratt Greer
William Nathaniel "Billie" Greer
Ellen Maude Greer
Hettie Sue Greer
Margaret Boone Greer
Esther Mignon Greer
Sarah Wilmirth Greer
Jetta Mabel Greer
Verna Mae Greer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1871
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 3
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 21
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived in a lane, from 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.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear or javelin’.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’, formerly Anglicized as O'Loan. See also Lamb .

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

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    Story Highlight

    From "The Greer (Grier) Frontiersmen and Related Families" Volume 1, page 390

    Mrs. Greer had been a cripple for the past twelve years and had been deprived of doing as she once did, yet she was very cheerful and bore her cross as Jesus did and did not murmur. She had been conf …

    Sources (27)

    • Lepha E Lane in household of James Lane, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sophia E Lane, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
    • Sophia Lane in entry for J H Burnett, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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