Joseph W. Lane is numbered among the leading members of the Toledo bar and his adherence to high professional
standards has won for him the respect and confidence of his fellow practitioners and also of the general public.
He was born at Fort Seneca, Ohio, April 22, 1872, and his parents were Joseph W. and Mary E. (Edwards) Lane, both
of whom were also natives of the Buckeye state, in which they spent their lives. His father died when he was very
young, and his mother passed away recently.
Joseph W. Lane attended the public schools, of Seneca county, Ohio, after which he was employed in a clerical capacity
in various mercantile establishments of Toledo. He then took up the study of law in the office of F. W. Rickenbough,
a well known attorney of this city, and in October, 1896, was admitted to the bar and became a member of the firm
of Rickenbough and Lane, which continued until the death of Mr. Rickenbough. In 1914 he became a member of the
firm of Geer & Lane, with which he has since been connected.
Mr Lane has been married twice. On the 25th of June, 1902, he wedded Miss Mary E. Holder, a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George L. Holder, residents of this city. Mrs. Lane died in 1914. In 1917 Mr. Lane married Cora B. Louden,
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Mapes.
Mr. and Mrs. Lane are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and he is a republican in his political views.
He is a member of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce, the Toledo Yacht Club, the Sylvania Golf Club and the Toledo
Automobile Club. His professional relations are with the Lucas County and Ohio State Bar associations and he is
a member of all Toledo Masonic bodies and of the Knights of Pythias.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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