Lorrie Layne1

F
     Lorrie Layne is the daughter of Walter DeWitt Layne and Nancy Jean VanLaar.1

Citations

  1. [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.

Mary an Layne1

F, b. circa 1855
     Mary an Layne was born circa 1855 at Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of Charles Layne and Elizabeth Oyler.1

Citations

  1. [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.

Mary Mable Layne1,2

F, b. July 1893
     Mary Mable Layne also went by the name of Mae.3 She was born in July 1893 at Marion County, Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of William M. Layne and Cynthia Ann Hunter.1 She married Dewitt Clinton Griswold, son of George G. Griswold and Martha J. Bennett, between 1918 and 1920 at USA.2 She appeared on the census of 18 April 1940 in the household of Dewitt Clinton Griswold at Red Bank, Hamilton County, Tennessee.4

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, US Census 1900, District 11, Marion County, Tennessee, Pg. 7B.
  2. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Dewitt Clinton Griswold, Tennessee, Deaths and Burial Index, 1874-1955, Accessed: 29 May 2014.
  3. [S280] Interview, Walt Layne, From a phone interview, 28 May 2014.
  4. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Census Place: Red Bank-White Oak, Hamilton, Tennessee; Roll: T627_3899; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 33-27; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census; Accessed 29 May 2014.

Mary Ruth Layne1,2

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     Mary Ruth Layne is the daughter of Walter Scott Layne and Lois L. Cooley.1 She married Donald Chester Schell on 5 November 1948 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.3 She married Loral Darwin Bullard, son of Harry Norman Bullard and Beatrice V. Narragon, after 1970 at Michigan.4

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S280] Interview, Walt Layne, From a phone interview, 28 May 2014.
  3. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Michigan, 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: 107; Film Title: 39 Kalamazoo 16500-19699; Film Description: Kalamazoo (1947-1950); Original data: Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics; Accessed: 29 Aug 2020.
  4. [S281] SunSentinel.com, online http://www.sun-sentinel.com/, Paid Obituary, Bullard, Published: 11 Aug 2004, Accessed: 29 May 2014 (http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2004-08-11/news/…).

Patrick Martin Layne Jr.1

M, b. 20 May 1923, d. 20 July 2001
     Patrick Martin Layne Jr. also went by the name of Pat.1 He was born on 20 May 1923 at Marion County, Tennessee.1 He was the son of Patrick Martin Layne Sr. and Bonnie E. Parker.1 He married Margaret Ellen Wayne, daughter of Spencer Henry Wayne and Lettie Ellen Lawson, on 13 February 1942 at Walker County, Georgia.2,3 He died on 20 July 2001 at USA at age 78.4

Child of Patrick Martin Layne Jr. and Margaret Ellen Wayne

Citations

  1. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Marion,Tennessee; Roll: T627_3919; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 58-6, accessed 3 Oct 2012, Ancestry.com.
  2. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Tennessee State Library and Archives; Nashville, Tennessee; Tennessee Death Records, 1908-1959; Roll #: 6, Ancestry.com, accessed 9 Nov 2012.
  3. [S32] USGenWeb Archives, online http://www.usgwarchives.org/, Walker County, GA - Marriages Lauber - Lentz, accessed 9 Nov 2012 (http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/walker/vitals/marriages/…).
  4. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Patrick M. Layne, Social Security Death Index, accessed 9 Nov 2012.
  5. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Linda Lou Layne, Cumberland View Cemetery, Kimball, Marion County, Tennessee, Created by: KayT, Record added: Oct 23, 2008, Memorial# 30802073, accessed 9 Nov 2012 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi).

Patrick Martin Layne Sr.1,2,3

M, b. 28 January 1902, d. 15 April 1951
     Patrick Martin Layne Sr. also went by the name of Pat.4 He was born on 28 January 1902 at Kimball, Marion County, Tennessee.1,2 He was the son of William M. Layne and Cynthia Ann Hunter.1 He married Bonnie E. Parker before 1923 at USA.4 He died on 15 April 1951 at Marion County, Tennessee, at age 49.5 He was buried after 15 April 1951 at Kimball, Marion County, Tennessee.3

Children of Patrick Martin Layne Sr. and Bonnie E. Parker

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/, Patrick Martin Layne, Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909, accessed 3 Oct 2012.
  3. [S79] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Patrick M Layne, Sr, Cumberland View Cemetery, Kimball, Marion County, Tennessee, Created by: KayT, Record added: oct 23, 2008, Memorial# 30802116, accessed 3 Oct 2012.
  4. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Marion,Tennessee; Roll: T627_3919; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 58-6, accessed 3 Oct 2012, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Patrick Martin Layne, Tennessee State Library and Archives; Nashville, Tennessee; Tennessee Death Records, 1908-1959; Roll #: 4, accessed 3 Oct 2012.

Rosa Edith Layne1,2

F, b. July 1892, d. 13 August 1960
     Rosa Edith Layne was born in July 1892 at Marion County, Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of William M. Layne and Cynthia Ann Hunter.1 She married Alfred Taylor Thach, son of Dan T. Thach and Sarah D. Unknown, circa 1911 at Tennessee.3,4 She died on 13 August 1960 at Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, at age 68.5

Children of Rosa Edith Layne and Alfred Taylor Thach

Citations

  1. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, US Census 1900, District 11, Marion County, Tennessee, Pg. 7B.
  2. [S180] 1910 U.S. Census, Census Place: Civil District 4, Marion, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1512; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0125; Image: 176; FHL microfilm: 1375525, Ancestry.com, accessed 8 nov 2012.
  3. [S119] 1930 U.S. Census, Census Place: Chattanooga Ward 9, Hamilton, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1743; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 188; Image: 294, Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census, Accessed 2 Jun 2014.
  4. [S119] 1930 U.S. Census, Census Place: District 2, Hamilton, Tennessee; Roll: 2252; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0069; Image: 1033.0; FHL microfilm: 2341986, Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census, Accessed 3 Jun 2014.
  5. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965 [database on-line]; ennessee State Library and Archives; Nashville, Tennessee; Tennessee Death Records, 1908-1958; Original data: Tennessee Death Records, 1908-1965. Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives; Accessed: 31 Aug 2020.

Steven Bruce Layne

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     Steven Bruce Layne is the son of Walter DeWitt Layne and Nancy Jean VanLaar.1

Citations

  1. [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.

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.