Eliza "Lida M." Louisa Gwin
and
Henry William Lane
and The Honorable
Ezra T. Wells,
Justice of the Peace and Probate Judge



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Biographical Sketch of Eliza Gwin Lane Wells

Eliza was born in April 1838 in near Richmond, Washington Co., Iowa, to Richard Walton Gwin and his wife, Nancy Elizabeth Watkins. 

She must have been sixteen when she married Henry William Lane, since their only child, John Gwin Lane, born 22 Sep 1855, was listed as a year old in the 1856 Kansas State census.  In that same census, the three of them were still living together in the same neighborhood; Eliza was listed there as age sixteen (however, if she were born in 1838--and we believe she was--she would have been 18 in this census, not 16). 

Regardless, something went wrong.  They divorced, evidently without further issue, and at some point she moved back in with her parents, Henry keeping custody of John.  This latter is evidenced by John, age 4, appearing with his father, his new mother-in-law (listed as Carissa Lane), and three step-siblings (all surnamed Godlove) in the 1860 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA.

Meanwhile, by August 1858, Richard and Nancy had sold the farm (likely to son-in-law Gideon Bear) and resettled in east Kansas, and we believe Eliza went with them.  A year later in the 1859 Kansas State census of that area, Richard and Nancy had three unnamed females living with them, and with all the daughters but Eliza accounted for, she had to have been one of the three.

Only months later, in the 1860 census, Eliza was still living in her parents' home but now with her second husband, shoemaker Ezra T. Wells, whom she had married "within the year." 

Eliza and Ezra were living near Butler, Missouri (Deer Creek Twp., Bates Co.) in the 1870 census, but had moved back to Kansas for the 1880 census where they lived in Neodesha, Wilson Co.
--John M. Gwin



An Outline of the Known Family




21.00--Richard Gwin;  allegedly lived near Jamestown, Virginia, said to be of Scotch Irish descent; m. Sarah Chesley; one known son

22.00--Isham/Isom Gwin m. Mary Canterbury[In July 2003 I traveled to east Tennessee to find out where Isham lived--and I did!  For the details of that trip and those discoveries, including a list of their known children (with links to their pages), please click on Isham's link.]

23.08--Richard Walton Gwin m. Nancy Elizabeth Watkins; [Richard W. Gwin is Isham's and Mary's eighth known child.  Click his link for more on all his and Nancy's known children.]

24.01--Mary Gwin, m. Gideon Bear 
24.02--Elizabeth Gwin, d. 1826; m. never
24.03--William Watkins Gwin, m. Catherine Bush {PHOTOS}
24.04--Jane Gwin, m. Jehu William Haigler
24.05--Sarah Gwin, m. Enoch Haigler
24.06--Martha Gwin, m. William W. Snyder
24.07--John H. Gwin, m. Mary Jane Thompson
24.08--Eliza Louisa Gwin, m1. Henry William "Will" Lane, m2. Ezra T. Wells  {PHOTOS}
24.09--Nancy Gwin
, d. 1843; m. never

24.10--Elizabeth Gwin, m1. Moses Adams; m2. William S. Bartholomew
24.11--Marguerette Gwin, m1. Ephraim Moore; m2. John Dillon; m3. Dr. Benjamin F. Parker
24.12--Caroline Chamberlain Gwin, m. John H. Dunn
24.13--Anna Bear Gwin, m. William Beck Freeman {PHOTOS}
24.14--Richard W. Gwin, (Jr.?), m. Mary E. Thompson {PHOTOS}
24.15--Martin Van Buren Gwin, m1. Mary C. Butcher; m2. Isabella (nee unk.)
24.16--Silas Walton Gwin, m. Cora A. (nee unk.) {PHOTOS}


24.08--Eliza "Lida M." Louisa Gwin, b. Apr 1838 in IA/TN/KY; d. aft. 1910; bd. City Cem., Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS; m1. bef. 1860, according to Orley Bush Gwin's Notes, to Henry William "Will" Lane (b. 1828 in OH; d. 1 Jun 1883 in Liberty, Lucas Co., IA; bd. Niswender Pioneer Cem., Oakley, Lucas Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 40695001--gravestone reads: Henry W. Lane, Co., K, 30 Ia. Inf., died June 1, 1883, aged 55 years; HWL div. Eliza betw. 1855 and 1860, HWL m2. to Clarissa Tatman Godlove); Eliza m2. ca. 1859-60 [per 1860 census, below] to Ezra T. Wells (b. 17 Oct 1834 [but gravestone says 1833] in OH; d. 30 Jul 1904 (from headstone); bd. Neodesha Cem., Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS--Find A Grave Memorial# 86080830; served as Justice of the Peace and Probate Judge); two ch., both of whom were still living in 1910, according to her testimony in that census;
[Eliza Gwin was listed as age 13 in 1850 census]
[listed as Eliza Lane, age 16, in the 1856 Kansas State census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Eliza Wells, 23, in the 28 Jun 1860 census of Stanton, Lykens Co., KS, and lvg. in the home of her parents with her husband to whom she "married within the year"]
[listed as Eliza Wells, 30, b. in IA, in the 6 Aug 1870 census of Butler P. O., Deer Creek Twp., Bates Co., MO]
[listed as Eliza Wells, 41, b. in IA/TN/KY, in the 1880 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as E. M. Wells, age 46, in the 1 Mar 1885 Kansas State Census of Neodesha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as E. M. Wells, age 58, in the 1 Mar 1895 Kansas State Census of Neodesha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Lida M. Wells, age 62, b. Apr 1838 in IA/TN/KY, md. 40 yrs. w/2 of 2 ch. lvg., in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS];
[listed as E. M. Wells, age 69, b. IA, in the 1 Mar 1905 Kansas State Census of Neodesha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Eliza Wells, 73, wd. w/2 of 2 ch. lvg., b. in IA/TN/KY, in the 22 Apr 1910 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS, and lvg. next door to her grandson, Forrest Wells]

[listed as Henry W. Lane, age 23, in the 1856 Kansas State census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Henry Lane, 28, in the 7 Jul 1860 census of Richmond, Washington Co., IA, and living w/his son John, his 2nd wife Clarissa, and her three children by her marriage to a Mr. Godlove]
[listed as H. Will Lane, farmer, age 38, b. in OH, in the 5 Jul 1870 census of Whitebreast Twp., Lucas Co., IA]

[listed as Ezra Wells, 27, in the 28 Jun 1860 census of Stanton, Lykens Co., KS, and lvg. in the home of his parents-in-law with Eliza, to whom he'd "married within the year"]
[listed as Ezra Wells, 36, b. in IA, in the 6 Aug 1870 census of Butler P. O., Deer Creek Twp., Bates Co., MO]
[listed as Ezra T. Wells, 46, shoemaker, b. in OH/ND/SC, in the 1880 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as E. T. Wells, age 41 (sic--should be 51), in the 1 Mar 1885 Kansas State Census of Neodesha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as E. T. Wells, age 61, JP and P Judge, to KS fr. MO, (hon. dischg. fr. vol. mil. svc. 8/5/65--enlstd. fr. IN--served in Co. I Reg 11 Indiana Infantry), in the 1 Mar 1895 Kansas State Census of Neodesha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Ezra T. Wells, 65, Justice of the Peace, md. 40 yrs., b. in Oct 1834 in OH/NJ/NC, in the 4 June 1900 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[Sharon Rae Gwin Day Note: Eliza Gwin was married twice: (1) Henry Lane, divorced; (2) Ezra T. Wells]

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1  Portrait of Henry William "Will" Lane;
2  Will's pocket watch, a WALTHAM, #795633;
Will's headstone, which reads:

HENRY W.
LANE
Co. K, 30 Ia. Inf., DIED
June 1, 1883
AGED 55 Years





Three families (and Four Generations!):
 
(1) the couple standing in the center are Ezra T. Wells and
[new great-grandmother] Eliza M. Louisa Gwin Lane Wells;
(2) seated between them is Eliza's son by her first marriage, John Gwin (Guinn?) Lane, and seated beside him is his wife, Emma Mumford Lane, with her father,
[new great-grandfather] Josiah Mumford, standing behind her and next to Eliza;
(3) holding the baby, firstborn son Lowell Edison Flack [born 30 Dec 1900], is John's and Emma's daughter, Tempa LeAlva Lane Flack, with her husband, Edwin P. Flack, standing behind her and next to E. T. Wells.  (Tempa and Edwin are my great-grandparents.)
This photo was taken [est. 1901] in John & Emma Lane's home in Yuma, Colorado, which John Lane had built for Emma and where my family still lives and farms. In fact, we are an official Centennial Farm in Colorado, thanks to John Lane and Edwin Flack and their descendants. 
from Cousin Sallie's Ancestry.com website

[
John M. Gwin Note:  Lowell Edison Flack, the baby in this photo, was born, according to Sallie's data, 30 Dec 1900 in Westboro, Atchison Co., MO.  Here he appears to be perhaps a year old, so let's estimate the date to be about December 1901.  That would've been a perfect opportunity to celebrate four things: the first Christmas of the new century, the first birthday of this first great-grandchild of both Eliza and Josiah Mumford, and the first Christmas in John's and Emma's brand new home in Colorado.  I can imagine everyone's anticipation of this event--train rides across Kansas (and even farther for Mr. Mumford), getting the new house ready for its first house guests, first visit from the great-grandparents, wanting everything to be just perfect, and on and on.   On another note, Ezra would die in two and a half years, so this may have been the only time these people were photographed together.  Finally, John Gwin Lane's father, Henry William Lane, whose photo appears above this photo, had died some seventeen years earlier, perhaps leading to John's reunion with his mother and stepfather, Eliza and Ezra (though we do not yet know exactly when John was first reunited with his mother).]



Yuma County, Colorado, was formed in 1889 from a portion of Washington County.  Located on the Northeastern Colorado Plains with Nebraska and Kansas at its border, Yuma County has an area of approximately 2,379 square miles. The county seat has resided in Wray, Colorado, since 1902, and as of 2005 approximately 9,789 people reside in Yuma County according to the Colorado Demography Office. The county offers moderate summers, crisp falls, cool winters and warm springs. We average 260 days of sunshine and 16.7" of annual rainfall. Yuma County offers a wholesome quality of life with fresh, clean air in a serene agricultural setting.
Information provided by Yuma County Economic Development


25.01--John Gwin (Guinn?) Lane, b. 22 Sep 1855 in Richmond, Washington Co., IA; d. 1935 in Yuma, Yuma Co., CO; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 60544740; m. ca. 1877 in Iowa to Emma Iowa Mumford (b. 28 Aug 1858 in Columbus, OH; d. 18 Dec 1918 in Yuma, CO; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 60544739--inscribed, "Co. K 30 Ia. Inf. G.A.R."); at least 6 ch.

[listed as John Lane, 4, in the 7 Jul 1860 census of Richmond, Washington Co., IA, and living w/his father, Henry, his stepmother Clarissa, and her three children by her marriage to a Mr. Godlove]
[listed as John Lane, 14, b. in IA, in the 5 Jul 1870 census of Whitebreast Twp., Lucas Co., IA]

[listed as John G. Lane, 24, b. in IA/OH/IA, in the 26 Jul 1880 census of Liberty Twp., Lucas Co., IA]
[listed as John G. Lane, 44, b.  Sep 1855 in IA/IN/IA and m. 23 yrs, in the 16 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as John G. Lane, 55, b.  IA/OH/IA, m. age 32, in the 19 Apr 1910 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as John G. Lane, 64, widowed, b.  IA/OH/IA, in the 21 Jan 1920 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as John G. Lane, 74, widowed, b.  IA/OH/IA, in the 19 Apr 1930 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]

[listed as Emma I. Lane, 21, b. in IA/MD/IN, in the 26 Jul 1880 census of Liberty Twp., Lucas Co., IA]
[listed as Emma I. Lane, 42, b.  Aug 1858 in IA/MD/IA, m. 23 yrs. w/4 of 7 ch. lvg., in the 16 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Emma I. Lane, 52, b.  IA/OH/IA, m. age 32, w/4 of 6 ch. lvg., in the 19 Apr 1910 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]

John Gwin (Guinn?) Lane
from Cousin Sallie's Ancestry.com website



John G. Lane

Imbued with the typical progressive spirit of the west, John G. Lane has become the owner of one of the fine farms of Atchison County
[MO], owning a valuable tract of three hundred and ten acres. A native of Iowa, he was born in Richmond, Washington County, on the 22nd of September 1855, and is a son of Henry W. Lane, who was one of the first settlers of that county. The father was a native of Ohio and a son of Reynolds Lane, who removed from the Buckeye state to Indiana, locating near Terra Haute. In that locality Henry W. Lane spent the days of his boyhood and youth upon a farm, and when twenty years of age he made his way to the wilds of Iowa, settling at Richmond, Washington County. His father also came to this state and died in Madison County at the age of eighty-two. His wife passed away in Indiana. When the Hawkeye state was upon the wild western frontier, Henry W. Lane became identified with its interests. Indians stalked in motley garb through the forest, and deer and wolves were frequently killed.

He married Miss Eliza Guinn [sic--Eliza Louisa Gwin, above], a lady of intelligence and refinement, belonging to one of the old southern families.  She was born in Burlington, Iowa, and was a daughter of Richard Guinn
[sic--Richard W. Gwin], a prominent resident and one of the early settlers of the Hawkeye state. He died in Montgomery, Kansas, at the age eighty-two, and his wife passed away at the age of eighty years. At the time of the Civil war, Mr. Lane, the father of our subject, responded to the country's call for troops and aided in the preservation of the Union. He was a farmer by occupation, and for many years followed that pursuit in Lucas county, Iowa, where he died in 1883, at the age of fifty-five years. In politics he was a stalwart Republican, and socially he was connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. At the time when he "wore the blue" on southern battlefields he sustained a gunshot wound which ultimately caused his demise. His widow married E. T. Willis [sic--Ezra T. Wells, above and below] and now resides in Wilson county, Kansas.

John G. Lane, the only child of his parents, was reared on the old home farm in Iowa and from an early age was employed at work in the fields, assisting in the plowing, planting and harvesting. The public schools of the neighborhood afforded him his educational privileges, and his boyhood days were quietly passed on the home farm. At the age of twenty-two he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Mumford, a lady of good family, who was born, reared and educated in Lucas county, Iowa, and was a daughter of Josiah Mumford. Her father was one of the pioneers of the Hawkeye state, and was one of the veterans of the Civil war.

Mr. and Mrs. Lane remained in Iowa until 1882, when they came to Atchison County, and for five years thereafter our subject cultivated rented land. With the capital he had then acquired through his industry and energy he purchased a fine farm in 1887, the tract comprising three hundred and ten acres of good land. His is one of the desirable and attractive farms of the county, everything about the place being in excellent condition. A substantial residence stands upon a natural building site and is surrounded by ornamental trees. There is likewise a house for a tenant upon the place, and the facilities for raising stock are ample. Mr. Lane now feeds about one hundred head of cattle each year, besides a like number of hogs.

He has four children, namely: Tempa, the wife of Ed Flack; Zella, Lloyd and Rex; and he has also lost two children, who died in early life. Mr. Lane gives his political support to the men and measures of the Republican party. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He possesses a cordial nature that wins friends, a social disposition that enables him to keep them, and as a citizen has gained a reputation for sterling worth that is indeed enviable.


Source: Biographical History of Nodaway and Atchison Counties, Missouri, Compendium of National Biography, Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1901, contributed by
Cousin Sallie--from her Ancestry.com website



13 Dec 1918- Westboro Enterprise

MRS J. G. LANE DEAD - Westboro relatives received notice Thursday morning of the death of Mrs. J. G. Lane, at Yuma, Colorado.  Mrs. Lane had been a sufferer of tuberculosis for some time and her death was not unexpected.  She was a woman loved and esteemed by all who knew her, and the news of her death is cause for much sadness here which was the home of the Lanes for many years and where they raised their family.  She left to mourn her death her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ed Flack and Mrs. David Lackey, and two sons, Lloyd and Rex Lane, all of Yuma, Colorado.  Besides these she is survived by four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. J. D. Macrander [Note: Cora May Mumford] Miller Anis Mumford of Westboro, Mrs. Ed Hutt and Mrs. Joe Hutt of Blanchard, Colfax Twp, Page Co., Iowa, Theodore Mumford of Winston, Daviess Co., MO, and Mrs. Lyman Dixon, Nortonville, Atchison Co., KS.

Contributed by Jim Macrander, 07/1908


26.01--Tempa LeAlva Lane, b. 1 Oct 1878 in Chariton, Lucas Co., IA/IA/IA; d. 30 Mar 1960 in Yuma, Yuma Co., CO; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 49689704; m. 7 Feb 1900 at Westboro, MO, to Edwin Percell/Pursell Flack (b. 3 Dec 1871 in Greenwood, Jackson Co., MO; d. 26 Sep 1934 in Yuma, Yuma Co., CO; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 49689701); at least 3 ch.
[listed as Tempa L. Lane, 1, b. in IA/IA/IA, in the 26 Jul 1880 census of Liberty Twp., Lucas Co., IA]
[listed as Tempa L. Flack, 21, b.  IA/IA/IA, m1. for 0 yrs., w/0 of 0 ch. lvg., in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Tempa L. Flack, 31, b. IA/IA/IA, m1. for 10 yrs., w/3 of 3 ch. lvg., in the 3 Jan 1910 census of Westboro, Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Tempa Flack, 41, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA]
[listed as Tempa L. Flack, 51, b.  IA/IA/IA, m. age 21, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Tampa L. Flack, 61, b.  IA, widowed, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Lorings Addition, Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]

[listed as Edwin E. Flack, 28, b. Dec 1871 in MO/PA/WV, m1. for 0 yrs., in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Edwin E. Flack, 38, b. MO/PA/WV, m1. for 10 yrs., in the 3 Jan 1910 census of Westboro, Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Edwin P. Flack, 48, house carpenter, b. MO/PA/WV, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA]
[listed as Edwin Flack, 57, b. MO/PA/VA, m. age 28, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]

Tempa L. Lane and her three siblings who survived childhood
l-r: Rex, Zella, Tempa, and Lloyd Lane;
[I estimate this to be taken ca. 1909, which would make
them about ages
10, 21, 30, and 16, respectively.
Photo shared by Sallie Harper  --John M. Gwin]



Another precinct heard from!   :-)
Very shocked to find this photo [above]Rex Wells Lane was my grandfather. My mother, Floy LeAlva Lane Nally was his youngest child and only daughter. He married Beva Marie Henderson, had three sons, Verle, Carroll and Claire.      -- Kathy


Standing, l-r: 28.01--Phyllis Davis, 28.01--Max Harper, 27.02--Earle Harper,
27.01--possibly Ada Mae Bash Flack, 28.02--Howard Harper, 27.01--Lowell Flack,
unk.--"Aunt Kitty" (Mrs. Joe) Hutt--(possibly nee Carrie Anne Mumford, sister to Emma Mumford Lane),
27.03--Lu Markley Flack;
Seated, adults: 26.01--Tempa L. L. Flack, 27.03--Carroll Flack;
children, l-r: 28.01--Duane Flack, 28.03--Jim Harper, and 28.02--Norman Flack

Photo contributed and partially identified by Cousin Sallie Harper;
Remaining IDs by Cousin Teresa Lane Perry
& her dad, Claire Lane
Secondary italics added by John Gwin

27.01--Lowell Edison Flack, b. 30 Dec 1900 in Westboro, Atchison Co., MO; d. 10 Jan 1956 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 49689702; m. Ada Mae Bash (b. 28 Mar 1903 in NE/IN/MO; d. 10 Jan 1981 in Chula Vista, San Diego Co., CA; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 49689700); unk. ch.
[listed as Lowell E. Flack, 9, b. MO/MO/IA, in the 3 Jan 1910 census of Westboro, Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Lowell E. Flack, 19, bank accountant, b. MO/MO/IA, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA]
[listed as Lowell Flack, tire shop bookkeeper, 29, b. MO/MO/IA, m. age 22, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of Greeley, Weld Co., CO]
[listed as Lowell Flack, automobile industry bookkeeper, 39, b. MO, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Greeley, Weld Co., CO]

[listed as Ada Flack, 29, b. NE/IN/IA, m. age 20, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of Greeley, Weld Co., CO]
[listed as Ada Flack, 37, b. NE, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Greeley, Weld Co., CO]

[John M. Gwin Note:  I Googled Lowell's and Ada's names and found one hit, printed in the Wray Rattler November 1917: Yuma County High School at Yuma, CO, there being only one teacher listed with 26 named students.  Three of the 26 are Lowell Flack, Betheen Flack, and Ada Bash, this last the only girl named Ada in the entire 26-student high school.  I'm speculating that this is the same Ada whom Lowell married. (Sure enough, the contributors to the above Findagrave.com memorials for Lowell and Ada confirm this speculation to be correct.)  http://cogenweb.com/yuma/data/schools/WrayElem1917.htm]

27.02--Betheen Faris Flack, b. 8 Mar 1903 in MO; d. Dec 1982 in Yuma, Yuma Co., CO; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 50790387; m. Earle Bartlett Harper (b. 11 Nov 1902 in IL/IL/IL; d. 31 Oct 1989; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 50790389); at least 2 ch.
[listed as Betheen F. Flack, 7, b. MO/MO/IA, in the 3 Jan 1910 census of Westboro, Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Betheen F. Flack, 16, b. MO/MO/IA, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA]
[listed as Betheen F. Harper, 27, b. MO/MO/IA, m. age 22, in the 21 Apr 1930 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Betheen F. Harper, 37, b. MO, in the 9 Apr 1940 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]

[listed as Earl B. Harper, clerk in hardware store, 27, b. MO/MO/IA, m. age 22, in the 21 Apr 1930 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Earle B. Harper, 37, dairyman and farmer (milk route and farm), b. IL, in the 9 Apr 1940 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]

Name: Earle B. Harper
SSN: 521-12-1955
Last Residence: 80759  Yuma, Yuma, Colorado
Born: 11 Nov 1902
Died: 31 Oct 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951)

28.01--Max LaVerne Harper, b. 14 Aug 1926;  d. 2 Nov 2012 in Yuma, CO; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 100628354; m. 9 Feb 1945 to Phyllis Jean Davis (b. 4 Aug 1926; d. 12 Aug 2011 in CO; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 74936550); 7 ch.
 

OBITUARY

Max LaVerne Harper was born to Betheen Faris Flack and Earle Bartlett Harper on August 14, 1926, in Yuma, Colorado. He was the oldest of three brothers, including Howard and Jim, with whom he would share a lifelong partnership.  During the depression, when Max was seven years old, his family moved one mile east of Yuma to the farm then owned by Edwin P. Flack, his maternal grandfather.

His father, Earle, started milking a few cows to benefit of his own family, and soon they were providing milk to neighbors. Eventually, the Harper Dairy was  established, and Max and Howard helped deliver milk to the doorsteps around Yuma. Max graduated from Yuma Union High School with the class of 1944.  Max Harper and Phyllis Jean Davis were married on February 9, 1945, just about the time of Max’s induction into the United States Army.  He served in the 7th Infantry Division in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea.

After Max returned from military service, he went back to work on the Harper Dairy, eventually becoming a partner with his father Earle and brothers Howard and Jim. Together, they expanded the dairy operation to include a large farming operation growing wheat, corn, sugar beets, soybeans, alfalfa, and other crops. Max was very active in his community through the Lions Club, the Yuma County Fair Board and the Yuma School Board. For many years, he refereed high school football and basketball games in northeast Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. In agricultural ventures, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Sugar Beet Growers Association, Mountain States Dairymen Association, and Dairy Farmers of America. He was a candidate for political office in 1990 and was appointed by Governor Roy Romer to the Colorado Agricultural Commission where he served for twelve years.

When Max retired from farming, he and Phyllis purchased a second home in Sun City West, Arizona, where they spent winters and from which Max continued to travel to DFA board meetings.  He became an avid golfer after his retirement, and he developed lasting friendships in Arizona with other sunbirds and many Arizona friends.  During the summers, he continued to golf and play cards with his circle of friends in Yuma.

Max continued to be interested and involved in politics, and in 2007 he attended the Democratic Party’s State Convention and Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at Invesco Field.

In August 2010, Max and Phyllis, along with other Harper family members, accepted a Centennial Farms Award at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado, capping off a lifetime spent in farming with his brothers and his children.

Along with wife Phyllis and son Joe’s family, Max was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Max was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, parents Earle and Betheen Harper, mother-in-law Rowena Davis, brother Howard Harper, niece DeeDee Harper, sons-in-law Calvin Houston and Glen Gordon, brother-in-law Jack Davis, four infant daughters, and many close relatives in the Harper, Flack, Lane and Morris families. Along the way, Max lost many close friends, whom he continued to miss.

Max is survived by his brother Jim and wife Dianne Harper; sister-in-law Maxine Harper; daughters, Lynda and Sallie Harper; son Joe and wife Barbara Harper; grandchildren Nathan Houston, Naomi Gordon, Seth Park-Beach and wife Sung, Jeremy Beach, Sarah Wynn and husband Robert, Chelsea Wiebers and husband Mark, and Todd and Gabe Harper; great-grandchildren Ethan and Noah Houston, Max Park-Beach, Trinity and Lily Wynn; his nieces and nephews who were very special to him, and a host of wonderful friends.

Max died after a brief illness on November 3, 2012 in Yuma, Colorado, at the age of eighty-six.


29.00--Sallie Anne Harper, CONTRIBUTOR [PRIVATE] FB Ancestry.com
30.01--Seth Beach [PRIVATE] m. Sung Park [PRIVATE]

30.02--Jeremy Beach [PRIVATE]

30.03--Sarah Beach [PRIVATE] m. Mr. Wynn [PRIVATE]

30.04--Chelsea Beach [PRIVATE] m. Mark Wiebers [PRIVATE]
29.00--Lynda Harper [PRIVATE]

29.00--Joe Harper [PRIVATE] m. Barbara (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]
28.02--Howard Eugene Harper, b. ca. Mar 1929 (but SS Death Index reported on Findagrave.com as 31 Jul 1928) in CO/IL/MO; d. 23 Sep 2007; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 74510229; m. 6 Mar 1949 to M. Maxine (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]
[listed as Howard E. Harper, 1 y 1 m, b. CO/IL/MO, in the 21 Apr 1930 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Howard E. Harper, 11, b. CO, in the 9 Apr 1940 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]

28.03--James K. "Jim" Harper, Findagrave.com contributor [PRIVATE] m. Dianne [PRIVATE]
29.01--Erin Harper [PRIVATE] m. Zach Brock [PRIVATE]

30.01--daughter Brock (twin) [PRIVATE]

30.01--daughter Brock (twin) [PRIVATE]

29.02--Anne Harper [PRIVATE]
27.03--Carroll Elliot Flack, b. 22 Jan 1907 in Westboro, Atchison Co., MO; d. 6 Oct 1991 in Greeley, Weld Co., CO; bd. Sunset Mem. Gardens, Greeley, Weld Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 68715237; m1. on 21 Dec 1928 to Marie Mollison (reported on Findagrave.com to have died on their honeymoon in a car accident); m2. 15 Jun 1932 in Denver, CO, to Lula "Lu" Markley (b. 13 Jun 1911 in Yakima Co., WA; d. 31 Dec 2004 in Greeley, CO; bd. Sunset Mem. Gardens, Greeley, Weld Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 68659608); at least two ch.
[listed as Carroll E. Flack, 12, b. MO/MO/IA, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of San Diego, San Diego Co., CA]
[
listed as Carroll Flack, 32, b. MO, lvd. in Albq., NM, in 1935, in the 19 Apr 1940 census of Greeley, Weld Co., CO]

[
listed as Lu Flack, 28, b. WA, lvd. in Albq., NM, in 1935, in the 19 Apr 1940 census of Greeley, Weld Co., CO]


Identified as Carroll Flack, 1922 graduate of Yuma County High
School, Yuma, CO (click here to see full graduation photos)



OBITUARY
Greeley Tribune - 4 Jan 2005

Lula "Lu" M. Flack, 93, of Greeley died Friday, Dec. 31, at North Colorado Medical Center.
Mrs. Flack was born June 13, 1911, in Granger, Wash., to Alfred and Alesa (Zessin) Markley.
On June 15, 1932, she married Carroll E. Flack in Denver.
Mrs. Flack was born on a farm near Granger. Soon after her birth, the family moved to Humboldt, Kan. When she was 6, the family moved to Weldona to live on a farm.
The children drove a horse and buggy to school and graduated from Weldona High School.
Music was an important part of her life. She first substituted as her father's accompanist by chording on the piano for his fiddle playing. In high school, she played piano at the silent movie theater. She attended Colorado Women's College on a scholarship and graduated with a degree in music in June 1932.
After she married, the Flacks moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where their son, Duane, was born in 1935. The Flacks moved to Greeley in 1937. Their second son, Norman, was born in 1939. In 1951, Mrs. Flack began working for the Weld County treasurer's office. She later transferred to the county clerk's office. She also served as acting clerk to the board of commissioners and retired in 1974.
Mrs. Flack enjoyed traveling to many states and Europe. She celebrated her 75th birthday with a hot air balloon ride near the Front Range. The center of her life was her family.
She was a member of First Methodist Church, the Garden City Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 3, and the Order of White Shrine No. 18.
Survivors are two sons, Duane Flack and wife Colleen of Greeley, and Norman E. Flack and wife Linda of Boulder; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Her husband is deceased.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bonell Good Samaritan Center Chapel, 708 22nd St. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
28.01--Duane E. Flack [PRIVATE] m. Patricia Colleen "Colleen" (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

28.02--Norman E. Flack [PRIVATE] m. Linda [PRIVATE]
26.02--Cordah A. Lane, b. 10 Jul 1883 in MO/IA/IA; d. 10 Mar 1884 at age 7 mos. 29 da.; bd. Center Grove Cem., Westboro, Atchison Co., MO--Inscription: "Dau. of J. G. and E. I. Lane, Died March 10, 1884, Aged 7 mo 29 ds."--Find A Grave Memorial# 50817856; m. never; no ch.
[reported by Emma in MO/IA/IA, in the 16 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO, as having been b. and d. bef. Jun 1900]

[John M. Gwin Note:  John G. Lane's father died 1 Jun 1883 and was buried in Lucas Co., IA.  Some 40 days later his granddaughter, Cordah, was born in Atchison Co., MO, some 150 miles wsw of Lucas Co., IA.  The Lanes' move to Atchison had taken place a year earlier in 1882.  The proximity of the two events--Henry Will's death and Cordah's birth--makes me wonder if perhaps the first didn't somehow have something to do with Cordah's death the following spring.  For example, was she born on the trip back to Iowa and get sick, never to recover?]

26.03--(unk.) Lane, prob. b. and d. in the 10-yr. gap betw. Tempa and Zella in MO/IA/IA; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch.
[reported by Emma in MO/IA/IA, in the 16 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO, as having been b. and d. bef. Jun 1900]

26.04--(unk.) Lane, prob. b. and d. in the 10-yr. gap betw. Tempa and Zella in MO/IA/IA; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch.
[reported by Emma in MO/IA/IA, in the 16 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO, as having been b. and d. bef. Jun 1900]

[John M. Gwin Note: Two sources ({1} John Gwin Lane's biographer, 1901, in the Biographical History of Nodaway and Atchison Counties Missouri, quoted in the box, above, and {2} Emma Iowa Mumford Lane's enumerator in the 1900 census) report that John and Emma had other children than the four named here who survived childhood.  However, the former source says there were only two, and the latter declares there were three.  Though we don't know in what gaps they were actually born, I have chosen for expediency's sake to list the three here, in the ten-year gap between Tempa and Zella.  I chose three over two because three is closer to what I feel must have been even more and unmentioned early deaths (in the form of miscarriages) in the five-year and six-year gaps between Zella and Lloyd and Lloyd and Rex, respectively.  UPDATE, 24 Jan 2013:  Today we received a Findagrave tip from Dawn Needles that led us to her good memorial for Cordah, above, with a grave photo from Betty Judy.  Thank you, ladies!]

26.05--Zella M. Lane, b. Sep 1888 in MO/IA/IA; d. 1957; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 60544724; m. just bef. 28 Aug 1910 to David Burton Lackey (b. 30 Mar 1882 in MO, s/o John Lackey and Margaret McCoy Lackey; d. 9 Sep 1965; bd. Yuma Cem., Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 60544722); at least five ch.
[listed as Zella M. Lane, 11, b.  Sep 1888 in MO/IA/IA, in the 16 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Zella M. Lane, school teacher, 22, b.  MO/IA/IA, in the 19 Apr 1910 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Lane Lackey, 32, b.  MO/IA/OH, in the 31 Jan 1920 census of Hyde Pct., Washington Co., CO]
[listed as Zella Lackey, 42, md. age 23, b.  MO/IA/IA, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]

[listed as David B. Lackey, 18, b.  Mar 1882 in MO/TN/TN, in the 14 Jun 1900 census of Tarkio, Tarkio Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Dave Lackey, 36, farmer, b.  MO/OH/OH, in the 31 Jan 1920 census of Hyde Pct., Washington Co., CO]
[listed as David B. Lackey, 48, farmer, md. age 28, b. 
MO/TN/TN, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]


Burial Records L-R, Yuma Cemetery, Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado
http://files.usgwarchives.net/co/yuma/cemeteries/yumaburial-lr.txt

Burial Records provided by the West Yuma County Cemetery District
Yuma, Colorado - Darlene Perlenfein, secretary (no email)
Burials are "as of" October 2006.

NOTE: This burial record shows only the year of interment and the lot
where interred. Headstone information is not in the district database.

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Surname Given Names Year Location Sec Row Lot
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Lackey David B. 1965 Original 111
Lackey Lyle 1916 Original 111
Lackey Zella M. 1957 Original 111



Pleasant Valley Church Centennial
Celebrated 100 years of service 12 Sep 2010
From the online church history page maintained by Lee Zion
comes the following paragraph regarding the church's first service:

"The building was dedicated August 28, 1910, and the Yuma Pioneer reported that the building contained a "splendid Williams organ".  Upon completion, the congregation boasted nineteen members and a salaried preacher.  Rev. York was paid a yearly salary of $69.65 by the churches he served; Pleasant Valley’s share was $12.40.  The first service at the new church was a gala affair. A quartet consisting of Wesley and Ralph Weekly, Lena Buchanan and Zella Lane Lackey, drove out from Yuma in a carriage rented from the local livery stable to perform."


27.01--Donald Lane Lackey, Sr., b. 23 Jun 1911 in Perkins Co., SD; d. 6 Jan 1994 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1952 in Kansas City, MO, to Anne Louise Foley (b. 28 Jun 1910 in Memphis, TN; d. 11 Aug 2008 in Shreveport, LA, age 98); at least three ch.
[listed as Donald Lackey, 8, b.  MO/MO/MO, in the 31 Jan 1920 census of Hyde Pct., Washington Co., CO]
[listed as Donald Lackey, 18, b.  SD/MO/MO, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Donald Lane Lackey, office clerk, wholesale (possibly "paint"), 28, b.  SD, in the 1 Apr 1940 census of Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO]

[listed as Anne Lackey, 29, b. TN, in the 1 Apr 1940 census of Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO]



Donald Lane Lackey

SHREVEPORT, LA- Donald Lane Lackey passes away January 6, 1994, after a sudden illness. Visitation will be held at Osborn Funeral Home at 3631 Southern Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.  Funeral services will be held at 3 pm. Saturday, January 8, at Osborn Funeral Home Chapel.  Officiating will be Rev. George Pearce, retired Methodist minister, assisted by Rev. William Peeples, pastor of Broadmoor United Methodist Church.

Mr. Lackey was born to David Burton and Zella Lane Lackey on June 23, 1911, on a homestead on Perkins County, South Dakota.  He grew up in Yuma, Colorado, and Watson, Missouri, and then moved to Kansas City, Missouri.  He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad during World War II in Galveston, Texas.  In 1949 he joined Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation in Shreveport, retiring in 1977 as manager of the Ad Valorean Tax Department.

Mr. Lackey is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anne Foley Lackey; three children, Jerry and her husband, Paul A. Xiques; Donald L. Lackey, Jr.; and Beverly and her husband, Gary W. Glass.  Also  surviving are six grandchildren, Jimmy Awl, Jr.; Debbie and Her husband, Steve Fanning; Sarah Lackey; and Julie, Evie and Jeremy Glass; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Meagan Fanning; and five stepgrandchildren and their families; two sisters, Mildred and her husband, Bill Stines, Evelyn and her husband, Art Rogers; one niece, Joyce Bigham; and a great-nephew, Donald and wife, Anna Bigham.

He was a member of the Broadmoor United Methodist Church, the Couples Sunday School Class, Broadmoor Masonic Lodge, the Shreveport Scottish Rite Bodies, El Kanubah Shrine Temple, Broadmoor Golf Club, and a number of professional tax organizations.

Osborn Funeral Home
865-8426

Anne Louise Foley Lackey
SHREVEPORT, LA- Services for Anne Louise Foley Lackey will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2008, at Osborn Funeral Home. Officiating will be Conrad Edwards, associate pastor of Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 13th at Osborn.

Anne died in Shreveport, LA on August 11, 2008 at the age of 98. She was born June 28, 1910 in Memphis, Tennessee and attended public schools, graduating from Stuttgart High School in Stuttgart, Arkansas. She graduated from Chillicothe Business College in Missouri and worked in Kansas City, Missouri for several years.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Donald Lane Lackey, Sr.  
She is survived by a son, Donald Jr. and his wife Suzanne, of Sugarland, TX; two daughters, Jeri and her husband, Paul Xiques, of Wimberley, TX; and Beverly Glass of Winnsboro, TX; six grandchildren: Jimmy Awl, Debbie Fanning, Sarah Lindeen, Julie Smith, Evie Glass, and Jeremy Glass; and two great granddaughters: Avery and Meagan Fanning; and two sisters: Mary Foley and Emily Hansen, both of Lee's Summit, MO.


Anne was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, the Couples Sunday School Class, and the United Methodist Women. She was active in the Fleur-de-Lis Garden Club, the Arrangers Study Club, the Flower Show Judges Council, and was a National Flower Show Master Judge. She was honored with inclusion in the Circle of Roses by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation. She was a member of the Louisiana State Fair Exhibit Building Horticultural Committee.

The family requests that donations be made to St. Jude's Hospital for Children or The Couples Class at Broadmoor United Methodist Church.

OSBORN FUNERAL HOME



28.01--Geraldine "Jeri" Lackey, CONTRIBUTOR [PRIVATE] fb m1. James Norman Awl, Sr. [PRIVATE] m2. Paul Xiques [PRIVATE]
29.01--James Norman "Jimmy" Awl, Jr. fb [PRIVATE]

29.02--Deborah Lynn "Debbie" Awl fb [PRIVATE] m1. Mr. Fanning [PRIVATE] m2. Mr. Starrett [PRIVATE]
30.01--Avery Anne Fanning fb [PRIVATE]

30.02--Meagan Noelle Fanning fb [PRIVATE]
28.02--Donald Lane Lackey, Jr. [PRIVATE] m. Suzanne [PRIVATE]
29.01--Sarah Lackey fb [PRIVATE] m. Scott Medearis [PRIVATE]

Scott and Sarah Medearis
from her Facebook page

28.03--Beverly Lackey fb [PRIVATE] m1. Gary Wayne Glass; m2. Bernard Adams [PRIVATE]

Glass, Gary Wayne 
GILMER - Services for Gary Wayne Glass will be at 10 a.m. today, July 3, 2007, 
at Croley Funeral Home Chapel of Gilmer, with Pastor Joe McWilliam and Pastor
Ray Christman officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Forest Park Cemetery
of Shreveport, La. Mr. Glass died June 30, 2007.

Born August 20, 1950, in Lafayette, La., he owned Circle Square Engraving and
was an active member of Mount Pleasant Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors
include his wife, Beverly Lackey Glass; children, Julie, Evie and Jeremy; and
brothers, Jerry Glass and Mike Glass.

Published in the Longview News-Journal on 3 Jul 2007.
29.01--Julie Glass fb [PRIVATE] m. Charles Smith [PRIVATE]
30.01--Austin Smith [PRIVATE]
30.02--(en route--TBA!) Smith [PRIVATE]
29.02--Evie Glass fb [PRIVATE] m. Pete Ulibarri [PRIVATE]
30.01--(en route--TBA!) Ulibarri [PRIVATE]
29.03--Jeremy Glass [PRIVATE]
27.02--Evelyn Lorren ("Dorothy"?) Lackey, b. 15 Feb 1913 in Reeder, SD; d. 5 Oct 1999 in Barstow, Fresno Co., CA; bd. unk.; m1. LeVern Edison Manley (b. 11 Oct 1894 in Maryville, Nodaway Co., MO; d. 30 Mar 1940 in Maryville, Nodaway Co., MO--click here for the obituary; bd. Miriam Cem., Maryville, Nodaway Co., MO--Plot: Sec 6, Row 2, S-N--Find A Grave Memorial# 27508819); at least one ch.; m2. Arthur G. Rogers (b. 8 Mar 1921; d. 23 Jan 2011 in Barstow, Fresno Co., CA; bd. unk.); no known ch. by Mr. Rogers
[listed as Evellyn Lackey, 7, b. Dakota/MO/MO, in the 31 Jan 1920 census of Hyde Pct., Washington Co., CO]
[listed as Evalyn Lackey, 17, b.  SD/MO/MO, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]


The following was taken from the NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE website.

The Maryville Daily Forum

April 1, 1940, Maryville, Missouri

Laverne Manley Dies...Burial Here
The body of Laverne Manley, former resident of Maryville, was brought here today for burial services that were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at Miriam cemetery in charge of the Maryville Masonic Lodge...

Manley, who was a trucker and in the coal business here, was in the seed business in Kansas City, and lived at 613 East 27th St., Kansas City
...

Besides the wife, Dorothy Lackey Manley, he leaves a son, James N., Maryville; a daughter, Joyce Manley, Burlington Juction; his father, W. O Manley; two half sisters
...and a half brother, all of LaBelle, FL; and a sister, Mrs. Vida Mae Hamlin of Kansas City.

Funeral services were held at ten thirty o'clock this morning at the George C. Carson chapel in Independence, Mo.

28.00--James N. Manley [PRIVATE]

28.00--Joyce Manley [PRIVATE]


The following was taken from the NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE website.

The Maryville Daily Forum

August 26, 1941, Maryville, Missouri
"THE DAILY FORUM MISSOURI"

TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26, 1941 -- PAGE THREE

Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Lackey of Burlington Junction entertained with a dinner Sunday at their home in honor of their granddaughter Joyce Manley who was celebrating her second birthday anniversary.  Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lackey and family, Mrs. Evelyn Manley, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Lane and family, and Miss Mildred Lackey.


27.03--Lyle Lackey, b. est. 1914 - 1916; d. 1916 in infancy or as a toddler; bd. Yuma Cem. Yuma, Yuma Co., CO--Find A Grave Memorial# 60544723); unk. ch.
[John M. Gwin Note:  In my opinion, based on the parents' ages at their marriage, Donald's age, and the five-year gap between Evelyn and Mildred, Lyle must have been born here.]

27.04--Mildred Lackey, b. ca. 1918; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mildred Lackey, 2, b. CO/MO/MO, in the 31 Jan 1920 census of Hyde Pct., Washington Co., CO]
[listed as Mildred Lackey, 12, b.  SD/MO/MO, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]

27.05--Dorothy Lackey, b. ca. 1920; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Dorothy Lackey, 10, b.  SD/MO/MO, in the 3 Apr 1930 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]

26.06--Lloyd J. Lane, b. Jul 1893 in MO/IA/IA; d. 1953; bd. Yuma Cem. Yuma, Yuma Co., CO, in New Addition, plot 39--Find A Grave Memorial# 60544742; m. Nellie J. (nee unk.; b. unk.; d. 1962; bd. Yuma Cem. Yuma, Yuma Co., CO, in New Addition, plot 39--Find A Grave Memorial# 60544745); unk. ch.
[listed as Lloyd J. Lane, 6, b.  Jul 1893 in MO/IA/IA, in the 16 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Lloyd J. Lane, 16, b.  MO/IA/IA, in the 19 Apr 1910 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Loyd J. Lane, 27, b.  MO/IA/IA, in the 12 Mar 1920 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Loyd J. Lane, 46, b. MO, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]

[listed as Nellie J. Lane, 27, b.  IA/Canada/Germany, in the 12 Mar 1920 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Nellie J. Lane, 46, b. IA, in the 5 Apr 1940 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]

27.01--Stanley G. Lane, b. ca. 1926 in CO; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch. [PRIVATE]

26.07--Rex Wells Lane, b. 10 Mar 1899 in MO/IA/IA; d. 28 Jul 1969 in Blanchard, Page Co., IA; bd. unk.; m. 20 Apr 1919 at Yuma, CO, to Beva Marie Henderson (b. Feb 1898 in Seward, NE/IL/IL; d. 20 Apr 1919; bd. unk.); at least two ch.
[listed as Rex W. Lane, 1, b.  Mar 1899 in MO/IA/IA, in the 16 Jun 1900 census of Lincoln Twp., Atchison Co., MO]
[listed as Rex W. Lane, 11, b.  MO/IA/IA, in the 19 Apr 1910 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Rex Wells Lane, 20, single, b.  MO/IA/IA, in the 21 Jan 1920 census of Yuma, Yuma Co., CO]
[listed as Rex W. Lane, 31, b. in
MO/IA/IA, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Rex Lane, 41, well driller, b. in MO, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Blanchard, Page Co., IA]


[listed as Beva M. Wells, 32, b. in
NE/IL/IL, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Beva Lane, 41, b. in NE, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Blanchard, Page Co., IA]


    [Sally Harper Note:  My {grand} uncle Rex visited my Grandma Harper on occasion when I was a little girl. I remember him being a very tall man with a strong build, and of course, he had a large nose. He was a formidable presence in the household when he came to see us--polite, but in charge.
    Nelly Lane (Uncle Lloyd's wife) was still alive when my grandmother passed. She was a tiny, bent woman at the time. I have met Stanley Lane, who is still living.  I can't remember if Stanley is Lloyd's or Rex's son; I'll have to look that up. Stanley's wife passed away last summer.  I think he must be Lloyd's son.  Anyway, he is a minister and conducted the service for my grandmother. I believe he worked in prisons for several years.
    There is a Dallas Lane on Ancestry.com who is a cousin; again, not sure which family.  I would like to find the Lackeys--Zella's family. Her grave is in San Bernardino.  My dad told several funny stories about their son Donald Lackey trying to work on the farm--and invariably messing something up.]




l-r: Carroll, Claire, Rex, and Floy Lane,
and Rex's nephew, Stanley Lane



L500 Lane, Rex, 70, b 10 Mar 1899 Wboro; d muni; wed 20 Apr 1919 Beva Henderson at Yuma, Colo; f John Lane; i Shen. CHJ 28 Jul 1969


Name: Verle Lane
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1921
Birthplace: Colorado
Home in 1940: Blanchard, Page, Iowa
Street: South Main
Inferred Residence in 1935: Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas
Residence in 1935: Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas
Household Members:
Name Age
Rex Lane 41
Beva Lane 42
Verle Lane 19
Carroll Lane 10
Denman Claire Lane 8
Floy Lane 5

27.01--Verle R. Lane, b. 4 Aug 1920 in CO/MO/NE; d. 8 Jun 1999 in South Gate, CA; bd. unk.; m. Evelyn McDowell; unk. ch.
[listed as Verle R. Lane, 19, b. in CO/MO/NE, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Verle Lane, 9, well driller, b. in CO, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Blanchard, Page Co., IA]


Persons born 04 August 1920 in the Social Security Death Master File

VERLE R. LANE was born 04 August 1920, got Social Security number *******0504 (indicating Kansas) and died 08 June 1999.


27.02--Carroll Leon Lane [PRIVATE], m1. Betty Jean Irvin [PRIVATE]
[listed as Carroll L. Lane, 1, b. in KS/MO/NE, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Carroll Lane, 10, b. in KS, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Blanchard, Page Co., IA]

27.03--Denman Claire "Claire" Lane [PRIVATE], m. Ruby Maxine Irvin [PRIVATE]
[listed as Claire Denman Lane, 8, b. in KS, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Blanchard, Page Co., IA]

Claire Lane, new octogenarian, with Ruby!


       TERMS OF ELECTED CITY OFFICIALS ------------ ELECTED /TERM EXPIRES
BLANCHARD, IOWA (51630)--all 2-yr. terms
Mayor:         Claire Lane                         2007        2009

Council Person (3-pers. council -– passed 11/3/98):


Floy Nally                                              2007        2009

Joe Nelson                                            2007        2009
Bob Irvin                                               2007        2009



28.00--Teresa Lane, CONTRIBUTOR fb [PRIVATE] m. Dennis Wayne Perry [PRIVATE]
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/43070946/family?cfpid=12613230913
27.04--Floy LeAlva Lane [PRIVATE] m. Dale Nally [PRIVATE]
[listed as Floy Lane, 5, b. in KS, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Blanchard, Page Co., IA]
28.01--Bruce Dale Nally [PRIVATE]

28.02--Michael Rex Nally [PRIVATE]

28.03--Kathryn Marie "Kathy" Nally, CONTRIBUTOR [PRIVATE]

28.04--Karen Kay Nally [PRIVATE]


Mom had four kids: Bruce Dale Nally, Michael Rex Nally, me--Kathryn Marie Nally, and our younger sister Karen Kay Nally.  We all have children, and there are quite a few grandkids, too!

Mom (Floy) was born in Neodesha, KS (on her mothers' birthday).  They moved to Blanchard, Iowa, when she was four.  That is where I grew up.  Blanchard is around 15 miles from Westboro, MO. When I was a young teen, we went out to Colorado to see our distant cousins.  I remember meeting these cousins who looked a lot like my grandpa Rex and my uncles.  Grandma Lane's (Beva) family also lived in Neodesha and are buried there.  I moved to Kansas eight years ago and am located only 90 minutes from Neodesha.   Mom and I visited the town a few years ago and saw the locations of where everyone lived.   Kathy



Eliza L. Gwin Lane
m2. Ezra T. Wells


Cousin Sallie Harper's family photo, above, confirms this photo, right, owned and contributed by Cousin Cordelia Fischer, to be that of Ezra T. Wells, not Richard Gwin, as Cordi and I had earlier surmised from the pencilled inscription, visible here, in Cordi's album.

Cordi Fischer says that this photo is labeled on the back,"Sis of Anna Bear Freeman". Since it was taken in Independence, Kansas (photographer's stamp visible above), where Ezra and Eliza lived and worked, Cordi believed--and I agreed--that it was most likely Ezra and Eliza.  But we were wrong--see below.

This means that the photo Cordi and I had earlier thought was that of Ezra and Eliza, left, is not them at all.  See below for the remaining six possibilities.



Actually, the mystery couple in the above picture could be that of ANY one of Anna Bear Freeman's sisters and her husband.  We had only chosen Eliza because she lived in Independence, KS, where the photo was taken.  A list of all eight--now six--possibilities, then, follows:
24.01--Mary Gwin and Gideon Bear [No, a photo we just got from Cousin Pat Critz eliminates Mary.]
24.04--Jane Gwin and Jehu William Haigler
24.05--Sarah Ann Gwin and Enoch Haigler
24.06--Martha Gwin and William W. Snyder
24.08--Eliza Louise Gwin and Henry Lane [No, we now know they were divorced before she moved to KS; he stayed in Iowa and probably never was in Independence.  And now we even have his photograph.]
24.10--Elizabeth Gwin and either Moses Adams or William S. Bartholomew
24.11--Margaret M. Gwin and Ephraim Moore, John Dillon, or Dr. Benjamin Parker
24.12--Caroline C. Gwin and John H. Dunn


25.02
--Albert L. Wells,
b. 25 Dec. 1860 in IN; d. 7 Apr 1937 (mother, Eliza, reports in 1900 and 1910 that both of her two children are still alive); bd. Neodesha Cem., Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS--Find A Grave Memorial# 71601752; occupation: pharmacist; m. Mary L. Dorr (b. 11 Jan 1863; d. 15 May 1929; bd. Neodesha Cem., Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS--Find A Grave Memorial# 71601715); unk. ch.
[listed as Albert L. Wells, 9, b. in IA, in the 6 Aug 1870 census of Butler P. O., Deer Creek Twp., Bates Co., MO]
[listed as Albert L. Wells, 19, single and b. in IN/OH/IA, clerk in P. O., in the 1880 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as A. L. Wells, age 24, druggist, in the 1 Mar 1885 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Albert L. Wells, 39, druggist, md. 15 yrs., b. in Dec 1860 in IN/IN/IA, in the 1 June 1900 census of Neodosha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as A. L. Wells, age 43, in the 1 Mar 1905 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as A. L. Wells, druggist and drugstore owner, 49, m1. 26 yrs., b. in IL/OH/IL, in the 15 Apr 1910 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]

[listed as A. L. Wells, age 54, in the 1 Mar 1915 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Albert L. Wells, 59, b. in IN/OH/IA, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Albert L. Wells, uncle, 70, b. in IN/OH/IA, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS, and lvg. in the home of his nephew, Rex Lane]


[listed as M. L. Wells, age 22, in the 1 Mar 1885 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Mary L. Wells, 37, md. 15 yrs. w 2/2 ch. lvg., b. in Jan 1863 in IL/Germany/IL, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Neodosha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Mary L. Wells, age 42, in the 1 Mar 1905 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Mary L. Wells, 47, m1. 26 yrs. w/3 of 3 ch. lvg., b. in IL/Germany/IL, in the 15 Apr 1910 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Mary Wells, age 52, in the 1 Mar 1915 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Mary L. Wells, 56, b. in IL/Germany/IL, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[Mary was listed as age 57 (sic) in 4 Apr 1930 census of Tulsa, OK]

26.01--Leon Forrest Wells, b. 25 Feb 1889 in KS; d. 20 Jan 1955 in  CA; bd. Rose Hills Mem. Pk., Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA--Plot: Masonic Gardens Lawn, Sect. 3, Lot 3722, Grave 1--Find A Grave Memorial# 31237935; m. ca. 1908 [m. 2 yrs. in 1910 census] to Eva F. Vanhorn (b. 4 Mar 1890; d. 22 Jun 1967 in CA; bd. Rose Hills Mem. Pk., Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA--Plot: Masonic Gardens Lawn, Sect. 3, Lot 3722, Grave 2--Find A Grave Memorial# 31237989); two known ch.; was a jeweler in a jewelry store in the 1910 census and for a watchmaker in 1930;
[listed as L. Forrest Wells, son, 11, b. in Feb 1889 in KS/IN/IL, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Neodosha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Forrest Wells, age 16, in the 1 Mar 1905 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Forrest Wells, 21, jeweler in a jewelry store, m1. 2 yrs., b. in KS/IN/ IL, in the 22 Apr 1910 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS, and lvg. next door to his grandmother Eliza Wells]
[listed as Forrest Wells, age 26, in the 1 Mar 1915 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Forrest L. Wells, 30, jeweler, b. in KS/unk./unk., in the 5 Jan 1920 census of El Dorado, Butler Co., KS]
[listed as Forrest L. Wells, 41, jeweler/watch maker, age 19 at first marriage, b. KS/IN/IL, in 4 Apr 1930 census of Tulsa, OK, and living w/his fam. and widowed "mother" (i.e., m-i-l), Mary Vanhorn, 57, KS/TN/TN]
[listed as Forrest Wells, 51, dept. store watch maker, b. KS, in the 13 Apr 1940 census of Tulsa, OK, and living w/his wife]

[listed as Eva Wells, 20, m1. 2 yrs. w/1 of 1 ch. lvg., b. in KS/KS/KS, in the 22 Apr 1910 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Eva Wells, age 25, in the 1 Mar 1915 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Eva Wells, 29, b. in KS/MO/MO, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of El Dorado, Butler Co., KS]
[listed as Eva F. Wells, 40, age 18 at first marriage, b. KS/KS/KS, in 4 Apr 1930 census of Tulsa, OK]
[listed as Eva Wells, 50, milliner in private business, b. KS, in the 13 Apr 1940 census of Tulsa, OK, and living w/her husband]

Name: Leon F Wells
Age/DOB:
28/25 Feb 1889
Address:
118 N. Fifth, Neodesha
County: Wilson
State: Kansas
Birthplace: Neodesha, Kansas; USA
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1889
Family:
Md., supports wife, 2 ch.
Race: Caucasian
Description:
Tall, med. build, grey eyes, brown hair, not bald, not disabled
FHL Roll Number: 1643943
DraftBoard: 0
Date/Place of
Registration:
June 5/Neodesha, KS

California Death Index, 1940-1997

about Leon Forrest Wells

Name: Leon Forrest Wells
Social Security #: 445107529
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1889
Birthplace: Kansas
Death Date: 20 Jan 1955
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Dorr
Father's Surname: Wells


27.01--Ruth L. Wells, b. ca. 1909; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Ruth Wells, age 1 and b. in KS/KS/KS, in the 22 Apr 1910 census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS, and lvg. next door to her g-gmother Eliza Gwin Lane Wells];
[listed as Ruth Wells, age 6, in the 1 Mar 1915 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Ruth Wells, 11, b. in KS/KS/KS, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of El Dorado, Butler Co., KS]
[listed as Ruth L. Wells, 21, dept. store saleslady, b. KS/KS/KS, in 4 Apr 1930 census of Tulsa, OK]

27.02--Karl D. Wells, b. 12 Nov 1910 in KS; d. 18 Jun 1998 in CA; bd. Rose Hills Mem. Pk., Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA--Plot: Masonic Gardens Lawn, Sect. 3, Lot 3722, Grave 3 "OUR DADOO--SON--FATHER--GRANDFATHER"--Find A Grave Memorial# 31238055; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Carl Wells, age 4, in the 1 Mar 1915 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Carl Wells, 9, b. in KS/KS/KS, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of El Dorado, Butler Co., KS]
[listed as Karl D. Wells, 19, b. KS/KS/KS, in 4 Apr 1930 census of Tulsa, OK]


Social Security Death Index              about Karl D. Wells

Name: Karl D. Wells
SSN: 551-03-1740
Last Residence: 90240  Downey, Los Angeles, CA
Born: 12 Nov 1910
Died: 18 Jun 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)


This may or may not be our Karl D. Wells, but if it is, he is marrying Ruth V. Riegler at about age 82!
Name: Karl D Wells
Gender: Male
Residence State: California
Spouse: Ruth V Riegler
Spouse residence state: California
Marriage Date: 23 Apr 1992
Marriage County: Clark
Officiant type: Religious celebrant
Recorded Date: 4 May 1992
Recorded county: Clark
Book: 504
Page: C350579
Instrument number: 90715


28.00--(unk.) Wells, [PRIVATE]

29.00--(unk.) Wells [PRIVATE]

26.02--Paul L. Wells, b. 21 Jul 1896; d. 20 Jan 1976; bd. Neodesha Cem., Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS--Find A Grave Memorial# 71601800--"PVT. US ARMY WORLD WAR 1"; m. 3 Jun 1922 to Helen M. Rataczak (b. 17 Mar 1898; d. 22 Sep 1980; bd. Neodesha Cem., Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS--Find A Grave Memorial# 71601822); at least one, perhaps two, ch.
[listed as Paul L. Wells, son, 3, b. in Jul 1896 in Indian Ty/IN/IL, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Neodosha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Paul Wells, age 8, in the 1 Mar 1905 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Paul Wells, 13, b. OK/IL/IL, in the 15 Apr 1910 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Paul Wells, age 18, in the 1 Mar 1915 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Paul L. Wells, 23, pharmacy student, b. in OK/IN/IL, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Paul L. Wells, drugstore druggist, 33, md. age 26, b. OK/IN/KS, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Buffalo, Clifton Twp., Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Paul Wells, proprietor pharmacist in retail drug store, 42, b. OK, in the 27 Apr 1940 census of Buffalo, Clifton Twp., Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Paul L. Wells, assistant manager, of 425 S. Ashby Ave, in the 1957 Chanute, KS, City Directory, and married to Helen M. Wells]

[listed as Paul L. Wells, pharmacist, of 425 S. Ashby Ave, in the 1963 Chanute, KS, City Directory, and married to Helen Wells]
 
[listed as Helen M. Wells, 31, md. age 23, b. KS/Germany/WI, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Buffalo, Clifton Twp., Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Helen Wells, saleslady in retail drug store, 41, b. KS, in the 27 Apr 1940 census of Buffalo, Clifton Twp., Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Helen M. Wells, wife of Paul L. Wells, of 425 S. Ashby Ave, in the 1957 Chanute, KS, City Directory]

[listed as Helen Wells, wife of Paul L. Wells, of 425 S. Ashby Ave, in the 1963 Chanute, KS, City Directory]


Transcription of Paul's and Helen's Marriage License
taken from a photocopy of the original

Marriage License No. 14412, Office of Recorder of Deeds, Jackson County, Missouri, at Independence, State of Missouri, County of Jackson, 55.  This License authorizes any Judge, Justice of the Peace, _______ , or ordained Preacher of the Gospel, who is a citizen of the United States, or other person authorized under the laws of this State, to solemnize marriage between Paul L. Wells of the County of Wilson and State of Kansas who is over the age of twenty-one years and Helen M. Rataczak of the County of Wilson and State of Kansas who is over the age of eighteen years.

Witness my hand as Recorder, with the seal of office hereto affixed, at my office in Independence, Missouri, this
3rd day of June 1922.
Charles H. Moore, Recorder, by J. M. Reeds, Deputy Recorder    



Name:    Paul Wells                    US Army Enlistment:    5 Sep 1918
Birth:     21 Jul 1896                  US Army Release:         14 Jan 1919
Death:    20 Jan 1976
Name: Paul L Wells
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1957
Street Address: 425 S Ashby av
Residence Place: Chanute, Kansas
Occupation: Asst Mgr
Spouse: Helen M Wells 
Publication Title: Chanute, Kansas, City Directory, 1957

27.01--Patricia J. Wells, b. 3 Sep 1925 (from tombstone); d. in infancy; bd. Neodesha Cem., Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS--Find A Grave Memorial# 71601849; m. never; no ch.

27.02--Royce A. Wells, b. ca. Dec 1928 in KS/KS/KS; d. 6 Mar 2005 in Pittsburg, KS; bd. Mem. Pk. Cem., Chanute, Neosho Co., KS--Plot: Sec 200 Blk 2 Lot 50 Sp 4--Find A Grave Memorial# 88345021; m. 31 Oct 1948 in Chanute, KS, to Pattye L. Chickadonz [PRIVATE]; at least four ch.
[listed as Royce A. Wells, 1 y 4 m, b. KS/KS/KS, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Buffalo, Clifton Twp., Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Royce Wells,11, b. KS, in the 27 Apr 1940 census of Buffalo, Clifton Twp., Wilson Co., KS]


OBITUARY
copied from TiogaRose's FindaGrave Memorial for Royce (see above)
Published Mar. 8, 2005 -- Chanute, KS

    Royce A. Wells, 76, Chanute, Kansas, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Pittsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburg, Kansas.
    He was born Nov. 28, 1928, at Neodesha, Kansas, the son of Paul L. and
Helen M. (Rataczak) Wells.
    He was raised in Buffalo, Kansas and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1946.
    He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1946-48.
    On Oct. 31, 1948, he married Pattye L. Chickadonz in Chanute, Kansas. She survives.
    He was the owner/operator of R.A. Wells for Men and Wells Design.
    He was a member of the First Christian Church, serving as deacon and elder; Chanute Country Club Board, Lions Club, downtown Merchant's Association and the Masonic Cedar Lodge #103.
    He enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, horse racing, and gardening.
    Other survivors include two daughters, Deborah Cox and Brenda Alonzo, both of Chanute, KS; two sons, Ryan Wells, of Fairview, KS, and Randall Wells, of El Dorado, KS; and six grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by an infant sister.
    Services will be Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at First Christian Church, led by the Rev. David Jenkins. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute, KS. Military honors will be presented by the Boerstler-May Post #170, American Legion, Chanute.
    Memorials to the First Christian Church may be sent to the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Chanute, KS, is in charge of arrangements.



28.00--Deborah Wells [PRIVATE]  m. Mr. Cox [PRIVATE]

28.00--Brenda Wells [PRIVATE]  m. Mr. Alonzo [PRIVATE]

28.00--Ryan Wells [PRIVATE] 

28.00--Randall Wells [PRIVATE]

26.03--Dorr A. Wells, b. 21 Aug 1902 in KS/IN/IL; d. 7 Jun 1963 in Ventura, CA; bd. unk.; m. 10 Mar 1924 in Neodesha, KS, to Coral "Cora" Bertha Marshall (b. 23 Jun 1904 in Howard, KS; d/o Rilea and Jessie A. Marshall; d. 23 Dec 1975 in Neodesha, KS; bd. 27 Dec 1975 in Neodesha Cem., Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS--Find A Grave Memorial# 86080785;--[Obit. of WELLS, Coral B (MARSHALL), 71; Neodesha KS; Coffeyville Journal 24 Dec 1975; kscoflib]; ; at least one ch.
[listed as Dorr. Wells, age 2, in the 1 Mar 1905 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Dorr Wells, 7, b. KS/IL/IL, in the 15 Apr 1910 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]

[listed as Dorr. Wells, age 12, in the 1 Mar 1915 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Dorr A. Wells, 17, b. in KS/IN/IL, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Doerr Wells, jeweler, age 22, in the 1 Mar 1925 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS, and lvg. w/his in-laws]
[listed as Dorr Wells, 27, b. in KS/IN/IL, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Salina, Salina Co., KS]
[listed as Dorr A. Wells, 37, watchmaker, b. in KS, in the 3 Apr 1940 census of Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS]

[listed as Cora B. Wells, age 20, in the 1 Mar 1925 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Coral Wells, 25, b. in KS/OH/KS, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Salina, Salina Co., KS]
[listed as Coral Wells, 35, b. in KS, in the 3 Apr 1940 census of Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS]


OBITUARY -- Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kansas, June 10, 1963

Dorr A. Wells, formerly a watch repairman for a Hutchinson jewelry store, died Friday night after suffering a heart attack at his home at Santa Paula, Calif. He was in his late 50s. Among his survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Paul Wagner, Sioux City, lA.  He left Hutchinson after World War 2."


Full Text of "75 Years of Sully County History, 1883 - 1958", pages 159
        On July 26, 1946, a meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Alice Asmussen 
for the purpose of organizing an auxiliary unit to the Agar American Legion
Post, No. 271. Mrs. Delta Fielder, Pierre, district president, presided at the
meeting.

The Auxiliary charter was applied for on October 9, 1946, and the 13
charter members were: Helene Lyons, Alice Asmussen, Evelyn Venner, Marie
Schultz, Bessie Venner, Frances Hughes, Phyllis Wagner, Katherine Smith, Alberta
Sorenson, Maude Hanson, Lorraine Martin, Irmel Evans and Arilla Lyons. At the
present time, eight of those members are still active, two have moved away and
one is deceased.




Other References on the Internet:


Name:

Dorr
A. Wells
Social Security #:
510105923
Sex:
Male
Birth Date:
21 Aug 1902
Birthplace:
Kansas
Death Date:
7 Jun 1963
Death Place:
Ventura, California
Mother's Maiden Name:

Dorr


From the City Directories of Hutchinson, Kansas:

1937:   Dorr A. Wells (Cora B.), 1514 4th Ave. E.
1939:   Dorr A. Wells (Cora B.), 315 18th Ave. W.
1941:   Dorr A. Wells, 1600 N. Main west, #8


CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS POSTING APPEAR ABOVE AND BELOW IN THIS OLIVE COLOR


From: STANGIITTOP@aol.com, Subject: [WELLS-L] Dorr Wells, Date: Fri, 12 May 2000

From: The Daniel Marshall Family with a Sketch of the Aaron Marshall Family, by George Sidney Marshall

"Carol Marshall, Hutchinson, Kansas b. 6-23-1904, Fall River, Kansas m. Dorr Wells 3-10-1924, Jeweler.

"Children: Phyllis Maxine Wells of Great Bend, Kansas, b. 1-23-1925 m. John C. Butler, Jr. 11-3-1945, Naval Officer"


Dawn Townsend, Cedar Rapids, IA


27.01--Phyllis Maxine Wells, b. ca. Christmas 1924, Great Bend, Kansas, b. 1-23-1925; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Paul Wagner (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); m. John C. Butler, Jr. 11-3-1945, Naval Officer; unk. ch.
[listed as Phylyss M. Wells, age 9 wks, in the 1 Mar 1925 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS]
[listed as Phyllis Wells, 5, b. in KS/IL/KS, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Salina, Salina Co., KS]
[listed as Phyllis Wells, 15, b. in KS, in the 3 Apr 1940 census of Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS]





I took all of these photos in the City Cemetery, Neodesha, KS, when I visited there in May 2008.  
--John M. Gwin

    
Above, left:  Grave of Ezra T. Wells, who is buried in the Gwin Family plot with
Richard W. Gwin, Sr., Nancy W. Gwin, and others. Inscription reads:

"E. T. Wells; Oct. 17, 1833; July 30, 1904"

Above, right: Albert L. Wells family plot, some hundred yards away from the Gwin plot; individual inscriptions appear below:

AL. WELLS
Dec. 25, 1860
Apr. 7, 1937
MARY L.
Jan. 11, 1863
May 15, 1929
PAUL L. WELLS
PVT. US ARMY
WORLD WAR 1
July 21, 1896
Jan. 20, 1976
HELEN M. WELLS
Mar 17, 1898
Sept. 22, 1980

This stone for Patricia J. Wells, right, has only a date of birth on it, leading us at first to believe she was still alive in May 2008.  However, when the family of Paul and Helen were later found in the 1930 census with one-year-old son Royce A. but without Patricia, it became an even greater possibility that Patricia's dates of birth and death were the same, she perhaps even being stillborn.



It reads:

PATRICIA J.
SEPT. 3, 1925

Since Helen's dates, above, seem to correspond to Paul's, she must be his wife, and Patricia must be their daughter.



{John M. Gwin Note: In her notes on the illness and death of R. W. Gwin, Sr., above, Cousin Cordelia Fischer identified "Mrs. E. T. Wells" as being "Eliza T. Gwin, wife of Ezra T. Wells".  If her identification is correct (and I have no reason to believe it is not), then this Mrs. Wells could be this Eliza Louisa Gwin, since cursive capital ells and tees are often mistranscribed for each other.
Mrs. E. T. Wells has been called twice of late to the bedside of her aged father, R. W. Gwin, living near Independence, who is not expected to live.  He is 82 years of age. [Cordelia Fischer Note: This is Eliza Gwin, wife of Ezra T. Wells.]}

Some Pertinent Census Data


Nine Related Families from the 1856 Iowa
State Census of English River, Washington Co., IA
NAME
AGE
SEX
MD.
YRS.
IN IA
POB
OCC
JOHN M. GWIN COMMENTS
Henry W. Lane
23
m
y
9
OH
farmer
This is Henry William Lane.
Eliza Lane
16
f
y
16
IA

This is our Eliza Gwin Lane. (RWG's #08)
John Lane
1
m

1
IA

This is John Gwin Lane.
William W. Gwin
28
m
y
19
IN
sawyer
Eliza's brother William Watkins Gwin at the family sawmill (RWG's #03)
Catherine Gwin
21
f
y
9
OH


Nathan Gwin
1
m


IA


Enoch Haigler
31
m
y
12
VA
sawyer
Eliza's brother-in-law Enoch Haigler at the family sawmill
Sarah Ann Haigler
23
f
y
19
IL

Eliza's sister Sarah Ann Gwin Haigler (RWG's #05)
Lafayette Haigler 6
m


IA


Mary H Haigler 4
f


IA


Isabel Haigler 2
f


IA


Cyrus Haigler 1
m


IA


John H. Gwin
21
m

19
IL
sawyer
Eliza's brother John H. Gwin at the family sawmill (RWG's #07)
Gideon Bear
45
m
y
17
PA
farmer
Eliza's brother-in-law Gideon Bear
Mary Bear 31
f
y
19
IL

Eliza's sister Mary Gwin Bear(RWG's #01)
William Bear 13
m


IA

Elizabeth Bear 11
f


IA

Samuel Bear 8
m


IA

Margaret Bear 7
f


IA

Richard Bear 5
m


IA

Nancy Bear 2
f


IA

Gideon Bear 1
m


IA

R. W. Gwin
52
m
y

IL
(sic)
farmer
Eliza's dad, Richard Walton Gwin (b. TN, not IL)
Nancy Gwin 49
f
y

IL
(sic)

Eliza's mom, Nancy Elizabeth Watkins Gwin (b. KY, not IL)
Margaret Gwin 14
f


IA
Eliza's sister Margaret Marshall Gwin (RWG's #11) who'll marry Ephraim Moore
Caroline Gwin 12
f


IA
Eliza's sister Caroline Chamberlin Gwin (RWG's #12) who'll marry John H. Dunn
Anna Gwin 10
f


IA
Eliza's sister Anna Bear Gwin (RWG's #13) who'll marry William Beck Freeman
Richard Gwin 8
m


IA
Eliza's brother Richard W. Gwin (RWG's #14) who'll marry Mary E. Thompson
Martin Gwin 7
m


IA
Eliza's brother Martin Van Buren Gwin (RWG's #15) who'll marry Mary C. Butcher
Silas Gwin 6
m


IA
Eliza's brother Silas Walton Gwin(RWG's #16) who'll marry Cora A. Orendorff
William M. Snider
25
m
y

VT

Eliza's brother-in-law William M. Snyder
Martha Snider
21
f
y

OH
(sic)

Eliza's sister Martha Gwin Snyder (RWG's #06) (b. IL, not OH)
Ida E. Snider
2
f


IA



[John M. Gwin Note: Cousin Sallie Harper has pointed out
two more possible family members in the above census:]


Name: Raynold Lane Cousin  Sallie Harper writes that this is "Reynolds Lane (Henry Will Lane's Father);
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birth Place: Ohio
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Census Date: 1856
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Washington
Locality: English River
Household Members:
Name Age
Raynold Lane 45
Hannah Laine 36
Hester Laine 16
Atlanta Lane 14
Levi Laine 12
Harriton Laine 10
Mariah Laine 8
George R Laine 6
Josiah Laine 4
Hannah Laine 1


Name: Mary McClure Cousin  Sallie Harper writes that "Nancy Watkins Gwin had a grandmother named Mary McClure"
Birth Year: abt 1821
Birth Place: Ohio
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Census Date: 1856
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Washington
Locality: English River
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary Mc Clure 35
George Mc Clure 18
William Mc Clure 17
Nancy L Mc Clure 14
Rebecca J Mc Clure 12
Sarah Ann Mc Clure 10
Mary S Mc Clure 7


Six Census Summaries for John Gwin Lane
Name: John Lane
YOB: abt 1855
POB: Iowa
Census: 1856
Locality: English River Twp., Washington Co., IA
House-
hold:
Name Age
Henry W Lane 23
Eliza Lane 16
John Lane 1
Name: John Lane
Age: 4
YOB: abt 1856
POB: Iowa
Home in
1860
:
Cedar, Washington, Iowa
P.O.: Richmond
House-
hold:
Name Age
Henry Lane 28
Carissa Lane 24
Harlan Godlove 6
John Lane 4
Melvin Godlove 4
Albert Godlove 2
Name: John Lane
Age: 14
YOB: abt 1856
POB: Iowa
Home in
1870:
Whitebreast, Lucas, Iowa
P.O.: Chariton
House-
hold:
Name Age
H Will Lane 38
Clarrissa Lane 34
Harland Lane 17
John Lane 14
Catherine Lane 10
Sherman Lane 4
Leonora Lane 2

Name: John G. Lane
Age: 24
YOB: abt 1856
POB: Iowa
Home in
1880:
Liberty, Lucas, Iowa
R2HOH: Self (Head)
Spouse: Emma I. Lane
FPOB: Ohio
MPOB: Iowa
Occ: Farmer
House-
hold:
Name Age
John G. Lane 24
Emma I. Lane 21
Tempa L. Lane 1


Name: John G Lane
Age: 44
DOB: Sep 1855
POB: Iowa
Home in
1900:
Lincoln, Atchison, Missouri
R2HOH: Head
Spouse: Emma I Lane
YOM: 1877
YrsMd: 23
FPOB: Indiana
MPOB: Iowa
House-
hold:
Name Age
John G Lane 44
Emma I Lane 42
Zella M Lane 11
Lloyd J Lane 6
Rex W Lane 1
Charles D Cackler 37

Name: John G Lane
Age: 55
YOB: 1855
POB: Iowa
Home in
1910
:
Yuma, Yuma, Colorado
R2HOH: Head
Spouse: Emma I Lane
FPOB: Ohio
MPOB: Iowa
House-
Hold:
Name Age
John G Lane 55
Emma I Lane 52
Zella M Lane 22
Lloyd J Lane 16
Ree W Lane 11




From the 1859 Territorial Census of Stanton, Lykens Co., Kansas Terr.
Names of Voters
Date of
Settlement
Heads of Families
Not Voters
No. of Minors
No. Males
No. Females
Total
John M. Gwin Comments
R. W. Gwin
Aug 1858

5
4
4
8
This is our Richard Walton Gwin family with eight family members (ages extrapolated from 1860 census immediately below):
MALES
Richard W. Gwin, Sr., 56
Richard W. Gwin, Jr., 12
Martin V. Gwin, 10
Silas Walton Gwin, 9
FEMALES
Nancy E. W. Gwin, 53
Caroline C. Gwin, 15
Anna B. Gwin, 14
mystery female
The mystery female could be Eliza Gwin Lane, 22, yet her son, John Gwin Lane, b. 1855, is not present.  However it could be she, if Henry kept John.

J. H. Gwin
Aug 1858


1

1
This is Richard's and Nancy's son John H. who will marry in just a few months to Mary J. Thompson (see 1860 census immediately below)










  From the 28 Jun 1860 Census of Stanton, Lykens Co., Kansas Terr.
Res/Fam
Name
Sex Age
Est DOB
fr. age
POB
$Real
Prop.
$Pers.
Prop.
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
61/58
Richard W. Gwin
m
57
[1803] TN
3500
1800
farmer
Ancestry.com has mistranscribed their last name as "Ginn"--that's why we couldn't find them!

Nancy Gwin
f
54
[1806] KY





Caroline Gwin
f
16
[1844] IA





Anna Gwin f
14
[1846] IA





Richard Gwin m
13
[1847] IA





Martin Gwin m
11
[1849] IA





Walton Gwin m
10
[1850] IA



This tells us Silas' middle name.

Ezra Wells
m
27
[1833] OH


shoemaker
Ancestry.com has mistranscribed their last name as "Nells". They were "married within the year".

Eliza Wells
f
23
[1837] IA



Ancestry.com has mistranscribed their last name as "Nells". They were "married within the year".
62/59
John H. Gwin
m
25
[1835] IL


farmer
They were "married within the year" and living next door to his parents.

Mary J. Gwin
f
25
[1835] OH



They were "married within the year". Her name looks here to be "May J."; however, since we've been told her name was Mary, and since this census taker does err, we'll go with "Mary".

From the 6 Aug 1870 Census of Butler, Deer Creek Twp., Bates Co., MO
Res/Fam
Name
Race
Sex Age
Est. DOB
fr. age
POB
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
70/70
Ezra T. Wells
w
m
36
ca. 1834
OH
farming
This is clearly the family of our Ezra T. Wells. Butler, MO, is 35 mi. SE of Paola, KS.  Ezra and Eliza were living in Stanton, KS, in 1860 just after they were married; in Indiana in 1861 when Albert was born; here in Butler, MO, in 1870; and finally in Neodesha, KS, in 1880 (and where Eliza is still living in 1910).

Eliza Wells
w
f
30
ca. 1840
IA
home


Albert L. Wells
w
m
9
ca. 1861
IN
home


From the 22 Jun 1880 Census of Neodesha, Wilson Co., Kansas
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race
Sex Age
Est. DOB
fr. age
POB
FPOB
MPOB
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
295/305
Ezra T. Wells
head
w
m
46
ca. 1834
OH
MD
SC
shoemaker
This is clearly the family of our Ezra T. Wells. Cousin Cordi Fischer says that Ezra was a druggist as was his son Albert; however, I've not yet seen any evidence of Ezra being a druggist. He is listed as a shoemaker in 1860 and 1880, a farmer in 1870, and a Justice of the Peace in 1900.

Eliza Wells
wife
w
f
41
ca. 1839
IA
TN
KY
keeping house


Albert Wells
son
w
m
19
ca. 1861
IN
OH
IA
clerk in P.O.


From the 1 Mar 1895 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race
Sex Age
Est. DOB
fr. age
POB
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
131/131
E. T. Wells
head
w
m
61
ca. 1834
OH



E. M. Wells
wife
w
f
58
ca. 1837
IA



From the 1 Jun 1900 Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., Kansas
StreetRes/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race
Sex Age
DOB
Yrs.
Md.

#Ch./
#Lvg.

POB
FPOB
MPOB
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
18/18
Albert L. Wells
head
w
m
39
Dec 1860
m, 15

IN
IN
IA
druggist


Mary L. Wells
wife
w
f
36
Jan 1863
m, 15
2/2
IL
Germany
IL

Evidently Forrest and Paul are her only two children; however, it seems fairly obvious to me that there must have been at least a few miscarriages or other deaths along the way.

Forrest Wells
son
w
m
11
Feb 1889
s

KA
IN
IL
at school


Paul L. Wells
son
w
m
3
Jul 1896
s

Indian Terr.
IN
IL



Mary E. Jones
servant
w
f
40
Apr 1860
wid., 10
10/6
IN
IN
IN
servant

77/77
Ezra T. Wells
head
w
m
65
Oct 1834
m, 40

OH
NJ
NC
justice of peace


Lida M. Wells
wife
w
f
62
Apr 1838
m, 40
2/2
IA
TN
KY



From the 1 Mar 1905 Kansas State Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., KS
Street/Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est./
DOB
POB
ToKSfr.
where?
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
 -- 259/291
A. L. Wells
wm
43
1862
IN
MO
Druggist


Mary L. Wells
wf
42
1863
IL
IL



Forrest Wells wm
16
1889
KS
KS


Paul Wells wm
8
1897
KS
KS
Paul is clearly their son (see also 1900 above). 

Dorr. Wells wm
2
1903
KS
KS
But who is this Dorr. --another son? What became of him?
--/371/420
E. M. Wells
wf
67
1838
IA
IA

This is Eliza, across town and living alone, so Ezra has died betw. 1 Jul 1900 and 1 Mar 1905.

From the 22 Apr 1910 Census of Neodosha City, Wilson Co., Kansas
Street/Res/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race
Sex Age
DOB
Yrs.
Md.

#Ch./
#Lvg.

POB
FPOB
MPOB
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
600 Ohio St./
210/250
Eliza Wells
head
w
f
73
ca. 1837
wid
2/2
IA
TN
KY

This is Eliza Louisa Gwin Lane Wells, the subject of this page; she is widowed and living with the family of her grandson, Forrest. 

May Kendwig
roomer
w
f
26
ca. 1884
s

KS
Germany
Germany
clerk

600 Ohio St./
210/251
Forrest Wells
head
w
m
21
ca. 1889
2

KS
IN
IL
jeweler
j

Eva Wells
wife
w
f
20
ca. 1890
2
1/1
KS
KS KS


Ruthe Wells
daughter
w
f
1
ca. 1909
s

KS
KS KS
So far this Ruth is the youngest descendent in this line.

From the 5 Jan 1920 Census of El Dorado City, Butler Co., Kansas
Street/Res/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race
Sex Age
DOB
Md.
POB
FPOB
MPOB
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
600 So. Denver St./
210/250
Forrest L. Wells head
w
m
30
ca. 1890
m
KS
Unk.
Unk.
jeweler
Now we have his middle initial and one more descendent, Carl. Eliza, Forrest's grandmother (who lived with him in 1910) is now most likely deceased, although we don't know that yet.

Eva Wells wife
w
f
29
ca. 1891
m
KS MO
MO



Ruth Wells daughter
w
f
11
ca. 1909
s
KS KS KS


Carl Wells
son
w
m
9
ca. 1911
s
KS KS KS
This gives us Forrest's second child's and only son's name.

From the 4 Apr 1930 Census of Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK
Street/Res/Fam
Name
Relat
to HoH
Race
Sex Age
DOB
Md.
POB
FPOB
MPOB
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
23 S. Utica St./
69/90
Forrest L. Wells head
w
m
41
ca. 1890
m
KS
IN
IL
jeweler watchmaker
Forrest is my third cousin twice removed. His grandchildren are my fifth cousins. Ancestry.com mistranscribed his name as Frank.

Eva F. Wells wife
w
f
40
ca. 1891
m
KS KS
KS
none
Ah, Eva's middle initial is F.

Ruth L. Wells daughter
w
f
21
ca. 1909
s
KS KS KS department store saleslady
Now we have Ruth's middle initial.

Karl D. Wells
son
w
m
19
ca. 1911
s
KS KS KS none
Now we have Karl's middle initial as well.

Mary Vanhorn
mother
w
f
57
ca. 1873 wd
KS
TN
TN
none
OK, this gives us Albert's wife's name: Mary. However, is her maiden name Vanhorn, or did she marry again after Albert's death to a Mr. Vanhorn who also died? I suspect the latter.



 Some Good Communication




On Jan 6, 2012, at 12:59 PM, SALLIE HARPER wrote:

Hello, Mr. Gwin,
 
I just came across your genealogy pages on the web, and I believe we are relatives.
 
Eliza Louise Gwin is my great-great-great grandmother. Her parents were Richard W. Gwin and Nancy Watkins. As noted on your site, Eliza was married twice, first to Henry Lane, from whom she was divorced. She then married Mr. E.T. Wells. She states on a late census that she had two living children. While you have Albert Wells as one of her children, the guess that her other living child was also a Wells is incorrect. She had a son with Mr. Lane--John Guinn Lane--my great-great grandfather. I am enclosing a photograph. Standing in the back row (L to R) are my great-grandfather Edwin P. Flack, Mr. E. T. Wells, Eliza Gwin Wells, and Mr. Mumford, father-in-law to John Lane. Seated (L to R) are my great-grandmother, Tempa LeAlva Lane Flack, holding her firstborn son Lowell Edison Flack, Eliza Gwin's son John Guinn Lane, and his wife, Emma Mumford Lane. This photo was taken in John & Emma Lane's home in Yuma, Colorado, which John Lane had built for Emma, and where my family still lives and farms. In fact, we are an official Centennial Farm in Colorado, thanks to John Lane and Edwin Flack and their descendants. Edwin and Tempa are the parents of my grandmother, Betheen Faris Flack. She and her husband Earle Harper raised three sons, Max, Howard, and Jim.  Max (my father) and Jim are still living. (I would prefer information about living people is not posted on the web.)
 
While it is difficult to say, the photo you have identified on your page as being Mr. E. T. Wells and Eliza Gwin does not look like the same couple to me. Eliza Gwin had a dark complexion, according to what I have been told. I do not believe there was much contact between my grandfather John Lane and his Lane and Wells half-siblings after he moved his family to eastern Colorado.
 
Thanks so much for all of your hard work. It was great to see the picture of Richard and Nancy Gwin and to have the information about the location of their graves. I do have a public family tree on ancestry.com, but until finding your site today, I was not sure of some of my information.
 
Sincerely,
Sallie Harper
         Max Harper --> Betheen Faris Flack Harper --> Tempa LeAlva Lane Flack --> John Guinn Lane --> Eliza Louse Gwin --> Richard W. & Nancy Gwin.


Thanks for writing back, cousin John. I thought you might be excited to know about a "missing" branch of the family.
 
 
I am enclosing a link to John G. Lane's profile in my ancestry.com Harper Family Tree. There are some other photos of the family, as well as some information about the land. The story about John Lane is interesting - as it claims his mother Eliza was widowed. I know this isn't the case, as John's father Henry Lane remarried a Clarissa Godlove - and had several more children with him. I recall seeing a census where John was living with his father and step-mother and half-siblings prior to his marriage. A cousin Jim Macrander - from Emma Mumford Lane's side - has provided me with information on the Lane siblings, as well as the Mumfords.
 
We were told by an old aunt that the Lanes were Cherokee. I have been thinking that Nancy Watkins was perhaps then the Cherokee relative, but it is obvious from her photo that she is not. Interesting that they ended up living in Osage country.
 
I look forward to more reading on your site tomorrow.  Yes, you can use the names of living relatives.  Just leave out the details about location for the time being.
 
All my best,
Sallie Harper aka VivianGorham on ancestry.com

From: SALLIE HARPER
Date: March 12, 2012
To: John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: interesting



Hello, Cousin John,
I thought you might be interested in this document:
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=34029813&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t1462426_p-1925603372_kpidz0q3d-1925603372z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgPLz0q3dpid
Albert Wells (John Lane's half brother) is living with Rex Lane and his family in Neodesha in 1930. Also - Rex's middle name is Wells - Albert's last name.
Obviously, the families stayed close.
Hope all is well with you and yours,
Sallie Harper

Thanks, Sally!
I posted it to the page--great find!
John


John,
My Uncle Rex visited my Grandma Harper on occasion when I was a little girl. I remember him being a very tall man with a strong build, and of course, he had a large nose. He was a formidable presence in the household when he came to see us. Polite - but in charge.
Nelly Lane (Uncle Lloyd's wife) was still alive when my grandmother passed. She was a tiny, bent woman at the time. I have met Stanley Lane - who is still living. I can't remember if Stanley is Lloyd or Rex's son; I'll have to look that up. Stanley's wife passed away last summer. I think he must be Lloyd's son. Anyway, he is a minister and conducted the service for my grandmother. I believe he worked in prisons for several years.
There is a Dallas Lane on ancestry.com - who is cousin; again - not sure which family. I would like to find the Lackey's - Zella's family. Her grave is in San Bernadino. My dad told several funny stories about their son Donald Lackey trying to work on the farm - and invariably messing something up.
Have a good day,
Cousin Sallie





Taken from the Lane Family Forum at Genforum.com

Re: HENRY W. Lane 1828-1883 >Lucas Co.,IA.
Posted by: Sandra Reilly Date: September 01, 2001
In Reply to: HENRY W. Lane 1828-1883 >Lucas Co., IA. by Diana L. Mock of 8264

I have a gg grandfather, Henry William Lane, b. Madison OH, 2/16/1832 and died Lucas County, IA, 6/1/1883.  My records show Clarissa Tatman as his 2nd wife, b. about 1836.  His first wife was Eliza Jane Gwin, b. 1832 in Washington IA. Henry was in the Civil War.  Please let me know where your info comes from and how you are related. Glad to share with you also.


How Sallie and I Are 5th Cousins Once Removed:
John Gwin's Line
Relationship
Sallie Harper's Line
Isom Gwin m. Mary Canterbury
Parents
Isom Gwin m. Mary Canterbury
John Gwin m. Jane Walker
Siblings
Richard W. Gwin m. Nancy E. Watkins
William Gwin m. RoseAnn C. J. Wilson
1st Cousins
Eliza Louise Gwin m. Henry Lane
William Sutton "Sutt" Gwin m. Ida Eliza Basset
2nd Cousins John Gwin Lane m. Emma Iowa Mumford
James Basset "Jim" Gwin m. Adrian Belle Vardaman
3rd Cousins Tempa LeAlva Lane m. Edwin Percell Flack
Adrian Sutton Gwin m. Dorothy Lee Keeney
4th Cousins Betheen Faris Flack m. Earle Bartlett Harper
John McDonald Gwin m. Sharon Lynn Hamrick
5th Cousins Max Harper m. [PRIVATE]
Jeremy, Charity, and Sarah
6th Cousins
Sallie Harper [PRIVATE]
J. D., Ryan, Tate, Zach, Asher, Cressida
7th Cousins
Seth, Jeremy, Sarah, Chelsea (see above)



And now another precinct heard from...

In June 2012, Cousin Teresa Perry emailed us and updated several details in her line--thanks, Teresa!
How Teresa Perry and I Are 5th Cousins:
John Gwin's Line
Relationship
Teresa Perry's Line
Isom Gwin m. Mary Canterbury
Parents
Isom Gwin m. Mary Canterbury
John Gwin m. Jane Walker
Siblings
Richard W. Gwin m. Nancy E. Watkins
William Gwin m. RoseAnn C. J. Wilson
1st Cousins
Eliza Louise Gwin m. Henry Lane
William Sutton "Sutt" Gwin m. Ida Eliza Basset
2nd Cousins John Gwin Lane m. Emma Iowa Mumford
James Basset "Jim" Gwin m. Adrian Belle Vardaman
3rd Cousins Rex Lane m. Bevs M. (nee unk.)
Adrian Sutton Gwin m. Dorothy Lee Keeney
4th Cousins Denman Claire Lane m. [PRIVATE]
John McDonald Gwin m. Sharon Lynn Hamrick
5th Cousins Teresa Lane m. Dennis Perry [PRIVATE]
Jeremy, Charity, and Sarah Gwin
6th Cousins
Teresa's children [PRIVATE]
My grandchildren
7th Cousins
Teresa's grandchildren [PRIVATE]




Directly below is a copy of an
1859 Plat Map of English River Township,
Washington Co., IA, sent in by my cousin, Pat Critz, in May 2012.

INTRODUCTION

For the benefit of readers who may not know, a township is a six-mile square of land containing 36 square miles.  Each of these square miles is called a "section".  The 36 sections are always numbered starting in the northeast corner of the township with Section 1.  Section 2 is immediately to the west, continuing west through sections 3, 4, 5, and 6.  Section 7 is immediately south of section 6, then the sections are numbered to the east with 8 through 12.  This back-and-forth pattern continues until section 36 is reached in the southeast corner of the township.   In the map below, I used red ink to highlight the borders of each section and to circle each of the 36 section numbers.

Each section contains 640 acres.  Half a section, then, is 320 acres, and a quarter section is 160 acres.  A quarter of a quarter section is 40 acres.  Find section 1 in the map below.  Can you see that the northeast quarter section (160 acres) belonged to someone whose name appears to be John Wembarker (if i'm reading it correctly)?  The southeast quarter section belonged to a John Jegge.  In the northwest quarter section, S. Deitz owned the top 80 acres, and two people with the initials T. F. and J. M. owned the bottom two 40-acre plots.  The southwest quarter section was subdivided into four forty-acre plots, one of which was owned by the same T. F., two of which were owned by a J. S., and one of which was evidently unowned.


SOME POINTS OF INTEREST

With that introduction, several landmarks can be readily seen: 
  • First, find the English River meandering from west to east across the middle of the township through sections 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, and 13.
  • Next, see Absalom Bush's 80-acre farm in section 19.  (His daughter Catherine married Richard W. Gwin's son, William W. Gwin (click any link to go to the page for that individual).
  • Moving east to sections 23 and 26, one will notice the 240 acres of the J. Critz family.  Gideon and Mary Gwin Bear's youngest child, Winnie Bear, made the connection to this family when she married Charles Henry Critz in 1886, and they became ancestors-to be of Hal and Pat Critz (who sent us this plat map and Bible pages).
  • The town of Richmond lay on 80 acres in section 30, and the 200 acres of Richard W. Gwin and Sarah Watkins Gwin appear a half mile to the west in sections 30 and 31.
  • A dotted line, which appears to be a road, crosses the township through sections 5, 8, 17, 20, 19, 30, and 31, connecting the town of Richmond with what could be a smaller village on the east side of section 8 and extending to points north and south of the township.
  • Four 40-acre plots appear in sections 31 and 33, each labeled "G. B." and outlined in pink.  I cannot prove this, but I believe them to have been those of Gideon Bear and Mary Gwin Bear.
  • And finally, sections 34 and 35 contained the 160 acres (and one more 40-acre plot marked P. F. east of and adjacent to those 160) of Pressley Figgins who married Nancy E. Bear.