MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 439
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, January 7, 2008
DEATH OF W. S. LANE, of WEST LIBERTY.
A telephone message from West Liberty announces the death of W.S. Lane, at that place, this forenoon. He was born in Harrison county, Va., in 1827, and was therefore sixty-nine years of age. Mr. Lane removed to this county with his parents in 1839. His father, John G. Lane, entered 240 acres of land in Wapsinonac township. The son, the subject of this sketch, when he became nineteen years of age, worked as a farm hand at $10 per month.
In 1850 he went with the goldseekers to California, returning in 1852 and resumed farming-this time in Cedar county. Seubsequently he returned to Muscatine county, purchasing 160 acres in Wapisnonoc township, to which was afterwards added 80 acres. He was twice married, his first wife, to whom he was united in 1854, dying in 1865. A wife and six children survive, three of these being by his first marriage.
Mr. Lane was an excellent citizen-one whose memory will long be cherished by those who knew him. He cast his first Presidential vote for Fremont and was ever on the side of liberty, justice and right in his political affiliations.
The funeral is appointed for tomorrow at 10 o’clock and is to be in charge of the Odd Fellows.
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