Biography of George E. Lane
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Lane, George E., Potsdam, was born on his present farm in Potsdam, July 31, 1866. The grandfather of our subject, Benjamin, was a native of Connecticut, born October 5, 1796, and was sixteen years of age when he came to this country. He was located with his brother in Canada at the breaking out of the war of 1812 and was drafted into the British array, in 1814 they came to this side and he bought a farm of 160 acres, where he made his home. He married in 1820, Mary Parmalee of Potsdam, and they had six children. Daniel, the father of our subject, was the oldest son and was born October 9, 1827, educated in the common schools and took up farming. In 1832 he bought the old homestead of his father and always made his home here. Daniel Lane was a Republican and held the office of excise commissioner. He increased the size of the farm to 172 acres, devoted to dairying. He died December 15, 1889. He married in 1852, Sarah daughter of Henry Dayton of Potsdam, and they were the parents of five children, three now living Henry, a telegraph operator of West Potsdarn; Elizabeth, a teacher of West Potsdam, graduate of Potsdatn State Normal School; and George E. Mrs. Lane died November 7, 1892. George was educated in the common schools and Potsdam State Normal School and at the death of his father assumed control of the farm, which he now conducts. He married in 1887, Estella, daughter of Isaiah Shields of Potsdam.

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