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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Albert Lane, M. D., a practicing physician and druggist of Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo., is a native of Stafford County, Va., and was born Au gust 16, 1838. He is the fifth of nine children, six sons and three daughters, born to Fountain H. and Virginia (Bridges) Lane. He was reared and schooled in his native country until fourteen years of age, when he moved with his parents to Franklin County, Mo., and settled on a farm of 220 acres on Buck-lick and Boeuf Creeks, where, with his father and brothers, he followed agricultural pursuits for some time. In 1861 he began the study of medicine under Drs. J. S. Hiatt, H. F. Gilbert and D. Jones; he studied three years and then entered college in St. Louis, where he graduated, and subsequently engaged in practice in Sullivan, Franklin Co., Mo., in partnership with Dr. J. Gregory. His means were very limited, but patience, perseverance, close attention to his professional duties, and study, have gained for him a large patronage and enviable reputation. He married Drusilla J., only daughter of Jacob Clark, a Presbyterian minister. They have had five children, viz.: Fountain (deceased in infancy), Ruth A., Meredith B., Jesse A. and Freddie (deceased). Prior to his marriage Dr. Lane dissolved partnership with Dr. Gregory, and has since been alone in his practice; he owns about 500 acres of land, and carries a stock of drugs worth about $500. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and a stanch Democrat. Mrs. Lane is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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