ALBERT M. LANE.-Curry township numbers among its prominent farmers and stock raisers Albert M. Lane, who was born in Washington county, Indiana, November 5, 1854, a son of Charles and Christena (Lee) Lane, born respectively in Kentucky, in February, 1817, and in Barringer county, North Carolina, in 1812. Charles Lane was a son of Joel Lane, who was born in Kentucky, but moved with his parents to Washington county, Indiana, when twelve years of age, and in 1865 he came to Curry township, and, purchasing eighty acres of land, spent the remainder of his life here. Christena Lane was a daughter of James Lee, who was of English birth, and came from North Carolina to Washington county, Indiana, in 1815, and spent the remainder of his life there. He was a slave owner in North Carolina, but sold his negroes before coming to Indiana, where he was the owner of estate of four hundred acres at the time of his death. Charles Lane was a farmer throughout his lifetime, owning an estate of forty acres in Curry township at the time of his death, which occurred in July of 1892, his wife surviving him until March of 1902.

Albert M. Lane was their only child, and he remained at home with his parents until his marriage, when he bought eighty acres in Gill township. After six years there he sold that land and bought his present homestead farm of sixty acres, and he also owns twenty acres two miles east of Shelburn, where he has conducted a saw mill since 1902.

Mr. Lane married, November 13, 1881, Jennie Curtis, who was born in Hamilton township of Sullivan county, February 15, 1864, a daughter of James R. and Olive J. Curtis, who are living in Gill township, and she is a granddaughter of Gideon and Elizabeth Curtis, natives respectively of Maryland and North Carolina, and of William and Lucy Mooney, who are living in Lafayette, Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Lane have two children, Leola, born October 8, 1886, and Elma, born November 5, 1892. The wife and mother is a member of the Christian church. Mr. Lane gives his political support to the Republican party.