Mahlon E. "M.E." Layne

Born July 31, 1865 near Ottumwa, Wapello, IA
Died December 22, 1927 in Prescott, Yavapai Co., AZ 7

1880 US Census - age 14, living in Turner, Dakota Territory with parents Franklin M. (39) and Augusta V. (36) and siblings Sarah B. (13), Martha E. (11), Frances E. (9), Joseph (7), Lawrance L. (5), Emma M. (4) and Charles (2), birthplace: Iowa, father's birthplace: Indiana, grandfather/grandmother's birthplace: Virginia, Kentucky, father's occupation: farmer, mother's birthplace: Indiana, grandfather/grandmother's birthplace: Virginia, Virginia
Methodist Episcapal Church Affiliation, Hurley, Turner Co., Dakota Territory
1882 - Invented the vertical turbine pump for water well drilling, later adapted for oil wells. In 1903 together with Mr. P. D. Bowler formed the Layne and Bowler Company.
1908 Layne and Bowler Company contracted with city of Jennings, Louisiana to drill a new water well.
1910 US Census - age 44, living in Justice Precinct 1, Harris Co., Tx with wife Bertha (44), children Lloyd (19) and Ollyn (16), Samuel A. Basye (83), Mary E. Basye (81), Della Eagletaun (25), Peter Eagletaun (24), E. H. Meyer (30) and Walter Howell (20)
1914 moved with family to Los Angeles, relocated the Layne and Bowler Company
1916 Layne and Bowler was involved in a patent infringement lawsuit which reached the Supreme Court, which was decided to be a state jurisdiction.
1920 US Census - age 54, living in Los Angeles Township City Precinct 725, Los Angeles Co., CA with wife Bertha A. Layne (56), Bertha's niece Ethel L. Basye (37) and Nellie B. Chapman (40)
1921 filed patent for "Apparatus for separating and collecting fluids in wells " United States Patent 1382295
1925 together with Albert L. Roco filed patent for Rotary-pump mechanism, United States Patent 1522980
d/c - residence: 126 Garden Street, age 62, married, occupation: Mfg, cause of death: tuburculosis, chronic pulmenary over 10 yrs, disease contracted in Indiana, birthplace: Iowa, name of father: F. M. Lane, birthplace of father: Indiana, maiden name of mother: Augusta Newcombe, birthplace of mother: Virginia, informant: L.L. Lane [of] So. Pasadena California, removal to So. Pasadena California 12-23-27


Bertha Adella Basye on August 10, 1886 in SD

Children of M.E. and Bertha Layne:

Siblings of L.A. Layne:

Sarah B. Layne, Martha E. Layne, Frances E. Layne, Joseph Layne, Lawrence L. Layne, Emma M. Layne, Anna L. Layne, Charles Layne, Lastton J. Layne

      Elisha Layne
    Tarleton James Layne Elizabeth Woodson Layne
      Daniel Easley
  Franklin Mortimer Layne Salley Easley Nancy Detheridge
Mahlon E. Layne      
  Augusta Virginia Newcome William Newcome matgreatgrandfather
    Martha [unknown] greatgrandfather