Pioneer Scion Of State Dies
Nina Lane Faubion's Ancestor Governor
A life intimately identified with Oregon's historic past ended at Eugene Monday with the death of Mrs. Nina Lane Faubion of Azalea, Or. She was 81. Death came after a prolonged illness.
Mrs. Faubion was the granddaughter of Gen. Joseph Lane, first territorial governor of the Oregon country. Her father was Harry Lane, former mayor of Portland and later one of the state's most famous United States senators.
In her own right Mrs. Faubion was known as a journalist, historian, botanist, painter, archaeologist and political figure. She was the wife of DAVID P. FAUBION, logging contractor, who survives her. They were married in 1931. He, too, come from a family of Oregon pioneers. The settlement of Faubion on the Mount Hood loop is named for his father.
Once Ran Against Father
At the time of her death Mrs. Faubion was engaged in preparing a biography of her grandfather, Gen. Lane, for Alfred A. Knopf, New York publisher.
For four decades Mrs. Faubion was active in Oregon public life. In 1912 she ran against her father for the Oregon state legislature. Her explanation was that he should be in the United States senate "and not wasting his time at Salem." Two years later her father, a democrat, was elected United States senator.
Mrs. Faubion was associated in many liberal political movements with such historic figures as Col. Charles Erskine, Scott Wood, Seth Luelling and Emma Goldman. She supported the I.W.W. and other leftwing labor groups in the early part of the century.
Associate of John Reed
As a child, Mrs. Faubion was brought up in Portland with John Reed, who later became a radical of international fame is now buried in the Kremlin in Moscow near the tomb of Lenin. His grave is a Russian shrine.
During much of Senator Lane's career his daughter Nina served as one of his secretaries. She was his close associate when he was one of six senators to vote against Anerican participation in world war I. A few months after that decision, in April of 1917, Senator Lane died on his way back to Portland.
Science Student, Author
Mrs. Faubion was a student of Oregon botany and biology. She wrote many animal stories for children and was the author of a book on mushrooms. She painted Oregon scenes and produced lamps and tables of Oregon woods with her own hands. From 1925 until 1929 she traveled in the Andes mountains, collecting many archaeological relics now in the American museum in Washington, D.C.
She was a niece of the late Monsignor Arthur Lane. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Harriet Hempstead of Rainer.
One of Mrs. Faubion's final request was that there be no formal funeral services in her memory. Her widower is visiting temporarily with Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Porth of 1210 S.E. 20th avenue in Portland. He plans to return to Azalea.
Published in The Oregonian, Aug 8, 1945, by Richard L. Neuberger, Special Writer, The Oregonian.
From Otto Drain, Corrections
To the Editor: In the report of the death of Mrs. Nina Lane Faubion by Richard L. Neuberger several errors were made in regard to her family tree.
She was 61 years old and not 81. She was the great-grand-daughter of Gen. Joseph Lane and not his granddaughter.
She was a second cousin to Father Arthur Lane and not his niece. Senator Harry Lane was the son of Nat Lane, oldest son of Gen. Joseph Lane.
Father Arthur Lane was the son of Layfaette Lane, also a son of Gen. Joseph Lane.
The Drains and Lanes, being related by marriage and pioneer associations, I will be pleased to have this correction published.
Published in The Oregonian, Aug 30, 1945.
Harry Lane (1855 - 1917)
Lola Amelia Clary (Bailey) Lane (1859 - 1940)
David P. Faubion (1907 - 1970)*
Nina Lane Faubion (____ - 1945)
Harriet Florence Lane Hempstead (1886 - 1961)**
Marjorie Lane Shantz (1910 - 1977)**
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