OMAR E. McLANE is actively identified with business interests in El Centro, California. He is a man of excellent
ability, sound judgment and good business principles. Mr. McLane is a native of Sommerset, Wabash County, Indiana.
His birth occurred February 19, 1884, a son of Grant and Mary (Draper) McLane, now residing in Los Angeles County,
where they have spent many years. Omar E. acquired his education in the public schools at Downey, California. At
the age of fifteen he entered the Woodbury business college. Completing this course he started to learn the butcher
business and eventually engaged in business in Downey, California. Here he remained until he removed to El Centro,
where he erected a brick building 25 x 142, which is one of the most complete in equipment in Southern California.
His cold storage and ice manufacturing machine are the most modern. Mr. McLane is the owner of a fine fruit ranch
in California, which is very productive. Fraternally, he is a member of the M. W. O. W. He was married to Miss
Anna Cote, at Whittier, California, in April, 1904. To this union have been born two children, Walter E. and Alda.
The ancestors of Mr. McLane are of Scotch-Holland descent, and were among the first to come to America before the
Revolutionary War. Mr. McLane and family enjoy the acquaintance of a host of friends in the Valley, and his business
has been located at 433 Broadway since 1914, and since his residence here Mr. McLane has had a place among the
substantial citizens of his community.
The History of Imperial County, California
Edited by: F. C. Farr
Elms and Franks, Publishers
Berkley, California 1918
Imperial County, CA
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