Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - William R. Lane records, MSNE.0029

W.R. Lane owned and operated a number of businesses in and around Walnut Ridge in the early twentieth century. Among these were the Lane Cemetery, which later became the Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Ice Company, and W.R. Lane Cotton. He also served as president of Planters National Bank until his death in 1925.

This collection includes the handwritten locations of graves in the Lane Cemetery, cancelled checks for Crystal Ice Company and W.R. Lane Cotton, and a bound ledger including records from Lane Cemetery, W.R. Lane Cotton, and other businesses operated by W.R. Lane. This ledger includes individual and business accounts, purchases, rents collected, and gravesites sold. The records span from 1908 until 1932.

·         Lane Cemetery Block 1 plots sold (Box 1)
·         Lane Cemetery Block 2 plots sold
·         Lane Cemetery Block 3 plots sold
·         Lane Cemetery Block 4 plots sold
·         Lane Cemetery Block 5 plots sold
·         Lane Cemetery Block 6 plots sold
·         Lane Cemetery Block 7 plots sold
·         Lane Cemetery Block 8 plots sold
·         Lane Cemetery Block 9 plots sold
·         Lane Cemetery Block 10 plots sold
·         Cancelled checks for Crystal Ice Company
·         Cancelled checks for W.R. Lane Cotton
·         Account book

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