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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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William Walter Lane.

The farming interests of Prussia township find a worthy representative in William Walter Lane, who is operating the old Lane homestead comprising two hundred and forty acres and is also renting an additional tract.  He is a native son of this township, born May 1, 1888, of the marriage of Josiah and Sarah (Lowe) Lane, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of North Carolina.  In an early day the father came to Adair county and purchased land in Harrison township, but after remaining there for some time he disposed of his holdings and purchased land in Prussia township, his possessions comprising two hundred and forty acres on section 27.  This land he improved and, with the exception of three years service in the Civil war, he was continuously engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1900, when he retired and removed to Greenfield, where he has since made his home.  While at the front he received injuries which left him a cripple for life.

William Walter Lane was reared on the home farm and was early trained to the tasks that fall to the lot of the farm lad.  He supplemented the knowledge he had gained in the rural schools by four years' attendance at the Greenfield schools and on completing his studies he rented his father's land and has since been engaged in farming.  The home place comprises two hundred and forty acres, and in addition he rents fifty-five acres near by, so that he is farming on an extensive scale.  He follows modern methods of agriculture and annually gathers abundant crops as a reward for his labors.

On the 21st of December, 1910,occurred the marriage of Mr. Lane and Miss Dora Hepler, a daughter of Stuart and Mary (Harris) Hepler, who were pioneer settlers of Adair county, where the father engaged in farming throughout a long period.  He passed away here in 1895 but the mother survives and now makes her home in Fontanelle.  To Mr. and Mrs. Lane have been born three children:  Mildred H., three years of age;  Loretta C., two years old;  and Evelyn D., but a few weeks old.

Politically Mr. Lane is a democrat.  He is a young man of enterprise and business ability and has a host of friends in the county where his entire life has been spent, and all who know him either in business or social relations have for him the warmest regard.



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