Franklin Mortimer Layne

Born October 6, 1838 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN 7
Died February 24, 1909 in Houston, Harris Co., Tx
Buried: Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., Tx (F.M. Layne, bur.02/26/1909 sec.D-2 Lot 121 no marker) 126

1850 US Census - age 12, living in Wapello Co., IA with parents Tarlton J. Layne (36) and Sarah Layne (32) and siblings James (15), Walter (10), Joseph (7), Harmon (6), Nancy (3) and Sarah Kennedy (15), father's birthplace: VA, mother's birthplace: TN, father's occupation: farmer
1860 US Census - age 21, living in Polk Township, Wapello Co., IA
1870 US Census - age 25, living in Polk Township, Wapello, IA with wife Augusta (24) and children Mahlon (5), Sarah (3), Martha (2) and Nelson Perry (11, Sweden), occupation: farmer
1880 US Census - age 39, living in Turner, Dakota Territory with wife Augusta V. (36) and children Mahlon E. (14), Sarah B. (13), Martha E. (11), Frances E. (9), Joseph (7), Lawrance L. (5), Emma M. (4) and Charles (2), birthplace: Indiana, father's birthplace: Virginia, occupation: farmer

Franklin MORTIMER LAYNE was born at Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., Oct 6, 1838, died of pneumonia at his home at 1418 Bertha Street, Houston, Texas, Feb 24, 1909, aged 70 years, 4 months, 18 days.

When 11 years old he moved with his parents from Indiana to Chillicothe, Wappelo County, Iowa; about the age of 21 he was married to Margaret Ann Tucker. Of this union two children were born. The eldest died when about one year old. Later the mother was called, leaving a two weeks old babe. In a short time the ltitle one went to join the mother. Mr. Layne still made his home in Iowa. In 1862 he was converted and joined the Baptist church. In 1864 he was married to Miss Augusta V. Newcome, who still survives him. Of this union were born 11 children, Mahlon E., Houston, Texas; Mrs. Sarah Anderson, Parker, S.D; Martha E., deceased at the age of 18; Mrs. Frances Jensen, Houston; Joseph A., Houston: Rev. L. L. Doland, S.D. Mrs. Emma Baumgardner, White Lake, S.D.; Chas F., Houston, Texas; Miss Ann I., Houston, Texas: William deceased at 4 months; Tartlon J., Houston, Texas. In 1872 Mr. Layne emigrated to South Dakota, locating near Swan Lake, Turner County. He remained in this locality till 1905, when he moved to Houston, Texas building and improving his last earthly home where he so much enjoyed being surrounded by a number of his children and grand children. From this home he passed to the home above. Mr. Layne lived a consistant Christian life. He was an honest, upright man in all his ways, was universally respected by all who knew him, unusually and benevolent. He will be sadly missed, not only by his immediate family, but by his four brothers and all who knew him. [Houston (Texas) Surburbanite.

DIED Word has reached here of the death of Frank M. Layne at his home in Houston, Texas, Feb. 25, 1909. He was buried on Sunday, the 28th at that place. His death was due to typhoid pneumonia. He was one of the early pioneers of this section having come here in 1872 and resided here until four years ago when he moved to Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife, five sons and four daughters. Many old friends in Hurley will mourn with his family at his departure.

Married 1)

Margaret Ann Tucker

Children of Franklin and Margaret Layne:

Married 2)

Augusta Virginia Newcome on September 29, 1864 in Wapello Co., IA 7

Children of Franklin and Augusta Layne:

Siblings of Franklin M. Layne:

James Tichener Layne, Walter Hullen Layne, Joseph Samuel Layne, Hamon Detheridge Layne, Nancy A. Layne, Sarah E. Layne

      Jacob Layne
    Elisha Goodwin Layne Mary Bradshaw
      Tarleton Layne
  Tarleton James Layne Elizabeth Woodson Layne Tabitha Minter
Franklin Mortimer Layne      
  Sarah 'Sally" Easley Daniel Easley Joseph Easley
      Mary Catherine Deatherage
    Nancy Deatherage William B. Deatherage
      Mary R. Ralston