Prominent Doctor Dies at Angola.
Angola, March 2 - Dr. William H. Lane, 88, a physician in Angola
in the last 65 years, died this afternoon at Cameron Hospital where he
had been a patient six weeks.
Dr. Lane began practicing medicine in Angola in 1890, following
his graduation from Rush MEdical College in Chicago. He remained active
in his practice until becoming ill two months ago. Since first starting
his practice here, Dr. Lane had kept birth records for the community,
starting before state law required that the records be kept.
During World War I, Dr. Lane served two years with the Army much
of the time serving in France, and was discharged as a major. He had
served more than 50 years as Steuben County health officer, for which
service he was awarded the certificate of merit by the State Medical
Association. He also served as city health officer.
Dr. Lane was a member of the American Medical Association,
Northeastern Academy of Medicine, Steuben Medical Society, the Angola
Amerivan Legion, VFT, IOOF Lodge, Rebekahs and Masonic orders.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Altina Phillips, and a grandson
William Lane Phillips, both of Washington, D. C. and two sisters, Mrs.
Carrie Buhrman of Toledo, and Mrs. Frank Davidson, St. Louis, Mo.
The body was removed to the Klink Funeral Home where friends may
call. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home,
with Richard C. Burton of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will
be in Circle Hill Cemetery.
Submitted By: Joey Pedigo