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Hon. Alexander Oscar Lane

Hon. Alexander Oscar Lane

Male 1848 - 1916  (67 years)

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  • Name Alexander Oscar Lane 
    Hon. Alexander Oscar Lane
    Hon. Alexander Oscar Lane
    Title Hon. 
    Born 29 Oct 1848  Warriorstand, Macon, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1868  Clayton, Barbour, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Education 1868 - 1869  University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Political 1882 - 1888; 1890 - 1892  Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mayor of Birmingham. 
    Public Service
    Public Service
    Residence 1900  Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 29 Feb 1916  Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for Alexander Oscar Lane
    Findagrave memorial for Alexander Oscar Lane
    Created by: Susan Thomas
    Record added: Apr 04, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 107797813
    Notes 
    • LANE, ALEXANDER OSCAR, lawyer and judge, was born October 29, 1848, in Macon County, and died in Birmingham; son of Dr. Alexander and Mary E. (Phillips) Lane, both natives of Georgia. He received a liberal education and was for a short time principal of a boys high school at Clayton. Reading law under Chancellor John A. Foster he was admitted to the bar in 1869, and began the practice in Ozark. In 1873 he located in Birmingham, where the next year he formed a partnership with John T. Terry. Upon Mr. Terry's retirement from the practice he formed a partnership with E. T. Taliaferro and B. H. Tabor; later and for many years, he was associated with Frank S. White in the practice. In 1880 he became editor of the "Iron Age"; was elected mayor of Birmingham in 1882, re-elected in 1884 and 1886, and again in 1890. Since 1892 he continually practiced his profession. He was appointed associate judge of the tenth judicial circuit, provided by the act of 1907. At the time of the change of the form of government for the city of Birmingham in 1911, he was appointed one of the three commissioners for a term of four years. He was a Democrat; a Presbyterian; and a Knight of Pythias. Married: in May, 1875, to Minnie, daughter of Col. John T. and Elizabeth (Kerr) Terry, the former of Chester District, S. C; the latter of Sumter County; granddaughter of William Kerr of that county. Children: 1. Alma, m. Benson Cain, Birmingham; 2. Minnie, m. Louis Hart, of Gadsden; 3. Terence; 4. Lucile, m. Bailey, of St. Louis; 5. Frank. Last residence: Birmingham. [5]
    Person ID I16378  Dickinson
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2016 

    Father Alexander Lane, M.D.,   b. 17 Oct 1818, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1887, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Eleanor Phillips,   b. 17 Sep 1826,   d. 18 May 1907, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 12 Oct 1843  Macon County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F5065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Sarah Terry,   b. 21 Jan 1859, Carrollton, Pickens, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1919, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married May 1875  [7
    Children 
     1. Alma Lane,   b. Feb 1876, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1938, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
     2. Oscar Terry Lane,   b. 2 Jun 1877, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1879, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
     3. Minnie Merle Lane,   b. 25 Oct 1879, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1960, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     4. Lucile Lane,   b. Jan 1885, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Frank William Lane,   b. 1 Aug 1894, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1945, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F5068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1848 - Warriorstand, Macon, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Clayton, Barbour, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1868 - 1869 - University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitical - Mayor of Birmingham. - 1882 - 1888; 1890 - 1892 - Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Feb 1916 - Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S266] Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Kentucky University for the Academical Year 1868-1869, (Louisville: John P. Morton and Co., 1869), http://bit.ly/2ahocZb., 12.

    2. [S264] Bhamwiki, Project to Document the Birmingham District, http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/A._O._Lane.

    3. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), Census Place: Birmingham Ward 2, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: 22; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0138; FHL microfilm: 1240022.
      Name: Alexander C Lane
      [Alexander O Lane]
      Age: 50
      Birth Date: Oct 1849
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Home in 1900: Birmingham Ward 2, Jefferson, Alabama
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Minnie T Lane
      Marriage Year: 1875
      Years Married: 25
      Father's Birthplace: Georgia
      Mother's Birthplace: Georgia

      Alexander C Lane 50
      Minnie T Lane 42
      Terence Lane 19
      Lucile Lane 15
      Frank W Lane 6
      Minnie M Heart 20
      Loui Heart 30
      Sarah M Heart 4/12
      Martha Mims 75
      Janette Johnson 60

    4. [S336394] Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Name: Alexander Oscar Lane
      Birth Date: abt 1849
      Death Date: 29 Feb 1916
      Death Place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
      Death Age: 67
      Gender: Male
      FHL Film Number: 1894129

    5. [S336312] History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, 4 volumes, Thomas McAdory Owen, (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921), 4:1006.

    6. [S241] Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816-1942, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014), FHL Film Number: 1293628 IT 1-2.

    7. [S265] Alabama Official and Statistical Register, Thomas McAdory Owen, (Montgomery: Brown Printing Company, 1907), 52.