Wiley Lane

Wiley Lane

Birth
Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, USA
Death 16 Feb 1885 (aged 32)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 111490261 · View Source
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Son of Whitmel Lane and Mary Saunders. Was a professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The following obituary appeared in the African-American newspaper, The Plant, Saturday, February 21, 1885:

"Professor Wiley Lane, professor of Greek in the Howard University of this city died Monday, February 16 at that institution of pneumonia after a few days illness. He was born in North Carolina in 1852, attended the common schools there, came to Washington and entered Howard University and graduated with high honors in 1877. He entered Amherst College and graduated in 1879 and returned to Washington and was appointed professor of the Normal apartment in the Howard University, and subsequently professor of Greek; the position he held at the time of his death. In the death of Professor Lane, Howard University lost a valuable educator and the race in general, a brilliant star in the intellectual sky."


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  • Created by: JBGF
  • Added: 30 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111490261
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wiley Lane (22 Nov 1852–16 Feb 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111490261, citing Lane Family Cemetery, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by JBGF (contributor 47518639) .