Lane Cemetery

Hidalgo Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Frances Isbell

With Permission  of Hidalgo Co. Historical Commission (2005)

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LOCATION:  Northwestern Hidalgo County, 2.5 miles east of Puerto Rico on south side of FM1017. Lane Cemetery is a separate plot adjacent to south fence of Santa Guadalupe Torero Cemetery.   SURVEYED:  December 1975 by Wilma C. Kosar and Virginia E. Stinson for McAllen Genealogical Society.

HISTORY:  In 1911, former Texas Ranger Sam Earnst Lane (1847-1925) bought the 11,000-acre Santa Guadalupe Ranch from Jesus Maria Vela and his daughter Irene, of Laguna Seca Ranch.  He renamed it Sam Lane Ranch.  He married Mercedes Fierho, an Austrian; their one son Jack was born in 1894.  A stockman, he acquired over 20,000 acres of ranchland in Hidalgo and Starr Counties. Lane brought in one of the first Brahma bulls in the county.  He  died after a motor accident and is buried in San Antonio.  The cemetery is maintained by family members.

CENSUS:  Taken north to south, continuing numbering from Santa Guadalupe Torero Cem.   

48.  JOE JACKSON, Texas wagoner 109 AM. TN Div.   10 Feb. 1941 [Mr. Lane said he was a Texas Ranger; Masonic symbol on headstone]   

49. BETTY T. [LANE] JACKSON 15 Jan 1909-28 Aug 1935 [Mrs Joe Jackson, sister of Joe F.Lane Jr.]   

50  JOE F. LANE SR.  16 Sep 1872 - 4 Jan 1941 [Mr. Lane said he was a Texas Ranger]   

51 SAMMY LANE [Son of Joe F. Lane Jr.]   

52  REGINA F. LANE 30 Jan 1872 - 12 Jan 1950 [Wife of Joe F. Lane Sr.]   

53 Mrs. LANE   

54-55  [Wood crosses, nothing legible]   

56 JOE F. LANE Jr  Died 1970 age 64 years   

57 MARIA F[ALCON] LANE 29 July 1912 - 12 July 1991 Age 76  [Added to census]