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Ellsberry R. Lane

E.R. Lane
Full Name: Ellsberry R. Lane
Birth date: July 6, 1840
Death date: August 18, 1904

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 17th (1) (3) (7) & 16th (2) (4) (5) (6) (8) Legislatures
    1/14/1879 - 2/1/1882
    Democrat
(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Lucas H. Brown, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded Ellsberry R. Lane, resigned 2/1/1882. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Listed as member of 15th, 16th, and 17th legislatures. Note under members of the 15th legislature: "Lane, sworn in 16th Legislature, succeeded William H. Crain, resigned August 20, 1877." Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Ellsberry R. Lane, sworn in 16th Legislature, succeeded William H. Crain, resigned 8/20/1877. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Listed as member of 16th and 17th legislatures only. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962 1962.
(7) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(8) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Portrait and memorial, Ellsberry R. Lane. Born 7/6/1840 in Louisville, Kentucky; died 8/18/1904 in Laurafield, Texas. Novels of the Civil War in the Far West. pgnagle.com .
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant (later Captain), 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers. Novels of the Civil War in the Far West. pgnagle.com .
  • Obituary, "Col. E.R. Lane Dead: Was Well Known in Southwest Texas," The Refugio Review, 8/26/1904, p. 2, crediting Dennis M. O’Connor Public Library. Born 1838 in Louisville, Kentucky. "In 1879 he represented Goliad, Victoria and adjoining counties in the State Senate." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical information included in "Clementina Bartlett (1815-1907) and some of her descendants." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Obituaries, San Antonio Semi-Weekly Express, 8/23/1904, and Dallas Morning News, 8/19/1904. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Biographical sketch, Ellsberry R. Lane, p. 248. Born 1839 in Indiana. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
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