C. M. Lane

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; page 484, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  C. M. Lane, a successful wholesale and retail dealer in wines and liquors, located on East Main street, was born in Pennsylvania, and was but four years of age when his people came to Illinois. His father, S. P. Lane, was born in New York, and was married in Pennsylvania, and later came to Winnebago county, Illinois, where he died, in April, 1869. Mrs. Lane still survives him and now lives in Cadillac, Michigan, and is sixty-seven years old. Her maiden name was Mary E. Finn, of Pennsylvania, of German ancestry. She came of a long-lived family, her grandmother being at her death 105 years old, her mother eighty-five and her father ninety-five years of age.
  Our subject was never married, but has devoted all his energies to his business. He has been engaged in it for more than ten years and by his own efforts has made his place headquarters for the best people in the city. He has lived in this city since 1871. He was engaged as a miller for some years. He enlisted from Cook county when only fifteen years of age, as a member of the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry Regiment. He entered the army in 1863 and served until the close of the war, and also spent more than two years serving on the frontier. He escaped unhurt, but saw considerable hard service and received his honorable discharge as a brave soldier. He is known in Beardstown as a great hustler and is a Republican in politics.

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