Thomas Franklin Layne1,2

M, b. 29 January 1910, d. 1 September 1991
     Thomas Franklin Layne was also known as Tom to folks outside of the family.2 Thomas Franklin Layne also went by the name of Frank to his family.2 He was born on 29 January 1910 at Marion County, Tennessee.1,3 He was the son of William M. Layne and Cynthia Ann Hunter.1 He began military service on 5 April 1943 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, as a private in the United States Army.4 He ended military service on 16 October 1945.5 He died on 1 September 1991 at age 81.3 He was buried after 1 September 1991 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.6

Citations

  1. [S180] 1910 U.S. Census, Civil District 4, Marion, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1512; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0125; Image: 176; FHL microfilm: 1375525; Ancestry.com, accessed 2 Oct 2012.
  2. [S280] Interview, Walt Layne, From a phone interview, 28 May 2014.
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JBVK-P3J : accessed 30 May 2014), null, 01 Sep 1991; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  4. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Thomas F. Layne, National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Accessed: 30 May 2014.
  5. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Thomas Layne, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, Accessed: 30 May 2014.
  6. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Thomas Frank Layne, Boughton Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA, Created by: ambs, Record added: Jan 01, 2010, Memorial# 46213544, Accessed: 30 May 2014 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).

Walter DeWitt Layne1,2,3

M, b. 22 April 1930, d. 10 April 2021
Walter DeWitt Layne (provided by Langland Family Funeral Home)
     Walter DeWitt Layne's middle name was from his uncle Dewitt Clinton Griswold.4 He was born on 22 April 1930 at Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.1,5,6 He was the son of Walter Scott Layne and Lois L. Cooley.1 He married Nancy Jean VanLaar, daughter of William Frederick VanLaar and Jennie Louis, on 28 September 1951 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.2,4,7 He died on 10 April 2021 at Vicksburg, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, at age 90.8,3

Walter DeWitt Layne
April 22, 1930 ~ April 10, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary
LAYNE, WALTER D.
of Vicksburg, MI

Walter DeWitt Layne, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He left this world to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and looks down on us all, smiling. Walter was born on April 22, 1930 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the son of Walter Scott Layne and Lois (Cooley) Layne. When Walt was seven years old, his family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan and eventually settled on Long Lake in Portage.

Walt initially attended University High School and then transferred to Vicksburg High, where he loved to play football and drive his 1930-era Ford and cruise Doris Lee's malt shop. He made many long-lasting friendships and was elected Class President his senior year. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for three years (1947-1950). Walt was especially proud of his service on the carrier U.S.S. Princeton, where he saw the world, including post-war Japan and China. He performed many duties aboard ship and flew many missions as a crew member of the torpedo bomber squad.

Upon his discharge from the Navy, Walt met his wife-to-be, Nancy Van Laar and they were married on September 28, 1951. The couple eventually settled in Vicksburg area, where they raised their three children. Walt worked for the Upjohn Company as a chemical operator for 30 years, winning an Upjohn Award in the process. Retiring in 1985, he and Nancy wintered in LaBelle, Florida for another 30 years.

Walt loved to play golf (at one time, close to a scratch golfer) and fish for crappie in Lake Okeechobee. His fish fries were the best. In his youth, he drove stock cars at the Galesburg Speedway and ice-boated. He was incredibly handy and built a number of houses for himself and his family. He was a member of Amazing Grace Baptist Fellowship and belonged to the Gideons International and Masonic Lodge #240.

Walt is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nancy (Van Laar) Layne; children Steven (Sue) Layne, Lorrie (John) VerSteeg and Cyndee (Paul) Van Sweden; grandchildren Scott (Chandra) Kellogg, Leighann (Doug) Harris, Travis (Courtney) Van Sweden and Katie (Dan Ramsdell) Layne; 2 sisters, Mary Bullard and Barb Witherow; and great-grandchildren Hank, Clara, Rowen, Zayden and Griffin.

Services were held on April 13 at Langeland Chapel in Portage. Internment followed services. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Gideon's International or The American Kidney Fund.

Please visit Walt's personalized web page to sign his online guest book and leave a condolence or message for his family at: https://www.langelands.com.3

Citations

  1. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Census Place: Portage,Kalamazoo,Michigan; Roll: T627_1773; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 39-62, accessed 3 Oct 2012, Ancestry.com.
  2. [S278] Kalamazoo Genealogy, online http://kalamazoogenealogy.org/, Walter Dewitt Layne, Family Trees listing, Accessed: 28 May 2014 (http://kalamazoogenealogy.org/Family%20Trees/wc116/…).
  3. [S378] Langeland, online https://www.langelands.com/, Obituary of Walter DeWitt Layne; from a posting by Leighann VanSweden Harris; Date: 13 Apr 2021; Accessed: 13 Apr 2021.
  4. [S280] Interview, Walt Layne, From a phone interview, 28 May 2014.
  5. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Walter Layne, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2, accessed 3 Oct 2012.
  6. [S279] Interview, Nancy Layne, Phone interview, 28 May 2014, 5:15 P.M. EDST.
  7. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]; Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Film: 108; Film Title: 39 Kalamazoo 19700-40 Kalkaska 459; Film Description: Kalamazoo (1950)-Kalkaska (1937); Original data: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics; Accessed: 13 Apr 2021.
  8. [S82] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, From a posting by Leighann VanSweden Harris; Date: 13 Apr 2021; Accessed: 13 Apr 2021.
  9. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989 [database on-line]; Hope College, Theil Research Center; Holland, Michigan; First Reformed Church, Baptisms, 1851-1970; Original data:Dutch Reformed Church Records from New York and New Jersey. Holland Society of New York, New York, New York. Dutch Reformed Church Records from New Jersey. The Archives of the Reformed Church in America, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Accessed: 13 Apr 2021.

Walter Scott Layne1,2

M, b. 23 June 1906, d. August 1967
     Walter Scott Layne also went by the name of Scott.3 He was born on 23 June 1906 at Kimball, Marion County, Tennessee.1,2 He was the son of William M. Layne and Cynthia Ann Hunter.1 He married Lois L. Cooley on 19 July 1926 at Marion County, Tennessee.3 He was employed in 1937 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.4 He died in August 1967 at Kalamazoo County, Michigan, at age 61.5

Children of Walter Scott Layne and Lois L. Cooley

Citations

  1. [S180] 1910 U.S. Census, Civil District 4, Marion, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1512; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0125; Image: 176; FHL microfilm: 1375525; Ancestry.com, accessed 2 Oct 2012.
  2. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Walter Scott Layne, Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909, accessed 3 Oct 2012.
  3. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Scott Layne, Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, accessed 3 Oct 2012.
  4. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Walter S. Layne, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, "Polk's Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo County, Mich.) City Directory, 1937", Publisher: R.L. Polk and Company, Detroit, Mich., Pg 257, accessed 3 Oct 2012.
  5. [S50] Social Security Death Index, Individual Search, Walter Layne, Number: 410-01-7618; Issue State: Tennessee; Issue Date: Before 1951, accessed 3 Oct 2012, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S119] 1930 U.S. Census, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee; Roll: 2252; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 64; Image: 812.0; FHL microfilm: 2341986, accessed 3 Oct 2012, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Census Place: Portage,Kalamazoo,Michigan; Roll: T627_1773; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 39-62, accessed 3 Oct 2012, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Census Place: Portage Twp, Kalamazoo Co, Michigan; Roll: T627_1773; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 39-62, accessed 3 Oct 2012, Ancestry.com.

William M. Layne1,2

M, b. 12 April 1856, d. 17 December 1932
     William M. Layne also went by the name of Billie.3 He was born on 12 April 1856 at Tennessee.4,5 He was the son of Charles Layne and Elizabeth Oyler.6 He married Cynthia Ann Hunter, daughter of Andrew Jackson Hunter and Kizziah L. Wilkey, on 13 September 1887 at Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee; G.W. Alley, JP performed the service.1,7 He died on 17 December 1932 at South Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee, at age 76.5 He was buried after 17 December 1932 at Marion County, Tennessee.8

Children of William M. Layne and Cynthia Ann Hunter

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002, "Pg. 72, Record of Marriages Marion County, Tenn".
  2. [S78] Fold3.com, online http://www.fold3.com, US Census 1930, District 4, Marion County, Tennessee, Pg. 5A.
  3. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]; Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007; Accessed 30 Aug 2020.
  4. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, US Census 1900, District 11, Marion County, Tennessee, Pg. 7A.
  5. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, William Logne, Tennessee State Library and Archives; Nashville, Tennessee; Tennessee Death Records, 1908-1959; Roll #: 11, accessed 2 Oct 2012.
  6. [S189] 1860 U.S. Census, District 3, Marion, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1263; Page: 239; Image: 482; Family History Library Film: 805263, accessed 3 Oct 2012, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950.
  8. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, William M Layne, Lasater Cemetery, Marion County, Tennessee, Created by: KayT, Record added: Mar 12, 2009, Memorial# 34729097, accessed, 8 Nov 2012 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).
  9. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, US Census 1900, District 11, Marion County, Tennessee, Pg. 7B.
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Martha Delilah Layton1

F, b. circa 1872, d. circa 1932
     Martha Delilah Layton also went by the name of Dillie or Mattie.2 She was born circa 1872 at North Carolina.1,2 She married Felix Andrew Musgrove, son of Alexander N. Musgrove and Martha Lucretia Jane Ham, before 1892 at USA.1 She died circa 1932 at Texas.2

Children of Martha Delilah Layton and Felix Andrew Musgrove

Citations

  1. [S165] TXGenWeb Wise County, online http://www.wisecountytexas.info/genweb/, Felix Andrew Musgrove, Index of Wise County birth records, 1860's - 1930's, Fathers last name begins with M - Q, accessed 22 Feb 2012 (http://www.wisecountytexas.info/births/BC-M-Q.htm).
  2. [S165] TXGenWeb Wise County, online http://www.wisecountytexas.info/genweb/, Musgrove, Dillie, Headstone Pictures and Information for all Wise County Cemeteries, Last Names That Start With "M", accessed 26 Feb 2012 (http://www.wisecountytexas.info/cemeteries/m.htm).
  3. [S165] TXGenWeb Wise County, online http://www.wisecountytexas.info/genweb/, Musgrove, Lela May, Headstone Pictures and Information for all Wise County Cemeteries, Last Names That Start With "M", accessed 26 Feb 2012 (http://www.wisecountytexas.info/cemeteries/m.htm).

Richard Leake

M, b. circa 1691
     Richard Leake was born circa 1691 at Henrico County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Unknown circa 1712 at Virginia.

Child of Richard Leake and Elizabeth Unknown

Unknown Leake

F, b. circa 1727, d. before June 1762
     Unknown Leake was born circa 1727 at Lunenburg County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Richard Leake and Elizabeth Unknown. She married William Slaughter circa 1754 at Virginia. She died before June 1762 at Lunenburg County, Virginia.

Child of Unknown Leake and William Slaughter

Aaron Leath1

M
     Aaron Leath is the son of Terry Leath and Donna Jean Bow.1

Citations

  1. [S63] Interview, Lupe Bow, Interview with Lupe and her sister Maria.

Adam Leath1

M
     Adam Leath is the son of Terry Leath and Donna Jean Bow.1

Citations

  1. [S63] Interview, Lupe Bow, Interview with Lupe and her sister Maria.

Anthony Leath1

M
     Anthony Leath is the son of Terry Leath and Donna Jean Bow.1

Citations

  1. [S63] Interview, Lupe Bow, Interview with Lupe and her sister Maria.