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Edward Morris Lane
Birth: 1812
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1871
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Edward Lane was a well known carriage maker, Edward Lane & Co., in the city of Philadelphia. Source: The U.S. Census records list him as a carriage or coach maker as does his death certificate. His brother Davis Morton Lane (Memorial No. 80024564) also had a carriage building business with his sons called D.M.Lane & Sons.

In the year 1865 edward was granted a patent by the 39th Congress, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 52, Volume II as listed in their Annual Report of the Commissioner Of Patents For The Year 1865.

"(Page 925 - No. 51,196) - EDWARD LANE, Philadelphia, Penn. --Carriage -- November 28, 1865. To the underside and toward the front of the body are secured two hangers, and towards the rear of the body and to its under side are secured two similar hangers. To each pair of hangers is attached a pair of levers, connected by rods. To staples, on the underside of the carriage seat, are suspended four gum elastic springs, each spring being connected with one of the levers by a rod. The object of the arrangement is to render the whole structure firm, capable of bearing a comparatively heavy weight, and susceptible of an undulating motion.
The body A, its four springs, the levers D'D', connected directly to the crosspiece E, and levers D'D' connected to the rear axle through the medium of links F'F', when the whole is arranged and operated as set forth, and is applied to a carriage in which the said cross-piece E is connected by a perch G to the rear axle, as specified."

Edward was first married to Catharine Harding/Hardin and had children Elizabeth and John. After Catharine's death at age twenty-seven on October 31 1847, as a widower with two children, Edward married Laura Frederick of Maryland on 3 November 1850. Source: Maryland Marriages. The children of Edward and his second wife Alverda were: 1. Alverda born about 1858, 2. Laura and 3. Edward. Source of first wife Catharine's death is The Public Ledger of 2 November 1847.

His three grand daughters Carolyn Virginia Lord seven months old (daughter of Elizabeth (Lane) Lord and William Rufus Bicklen Lord) and Edith O. Lane eight years old (daughter of Edward Lane and Lula (Pennock) Lane) and Alverda Hartley still born infant of Alverda (Lane) Hartley and Francis W. Hartley are also buried in this family lot of graves.

Edward's death certificate from the City of Philadelphia lists his age as fifty eight years, married, Coach Builder, with date of burial January 10, 1871, Mt. Moriah Cemetery. I have not been able to find out where his first wife Catharine is buried. His second wife Laura is buried in his family plot under the last name of Garner whom she married as her second husband after Edward died. No children were born of this second marriage.

His Mortuary Notice was in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 9 January 1871.
LANE--On the 7th inst., MR. EDWARD LANE, in the 59th year of his age. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No. 546 N. Fortieth street, on Tuesday, January 10, at 1 o'clock. To proceed to Mount Moriah Cemetery.
(Note: Informant for newspaper gave his age as 59 and informant for death certificate gave his age as 58 years.)
(Bio by C. Krueger)
Family links: 
  Catharine Harding/Hardin Lane (1820 - 1847)
  Laura Garner (1826 - 1894)
  Elizabeth Lane Lord (1841 - 1907)*
  John H. Lane (1843 - 1923)*
  Alverda Lane Hartley (1854 - 1901)*
  Edward M. Lane (1864 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 42, Lot 9, Grave in East 1/2. (GPS listed is to find the cemetery-not the actual grave)
GPS (lat/lon): 39.9336, -75.2383
Created by: C. Krueger
Record added: Mar 05, 2011
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Edward Morris Lane
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Edward Morris Lane
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