John Lane Willis is my 1st cousin 3 times removed. He is the first cousin of the album’s creator, Blanche Octavia Huband.
Lane was born 19 June 1896 to Louise Delina Cheney & George Bloomfield Willis at Laketown, Rich, Utah. On 3 September 1918, he enlisted in the US Army. He was honorably discharged 20 January 1919. Almost three years later, on 9 January 1922, he married Hannah Lillian Gheen. Together they had at least five children. Lane died 8 March 1983, almost 13 months after Hannah passed.
Thank you for your service cousin.
This photo comes from the twenty-eighth page of the album. Here are pages twenty-eight and twenty-nine to give context for this photo:
This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album. You can learn more about the album here.
4 thoughts on “Ellis Album, Photo 58 – Lane Willis”
Was that an enlistment portrait do you think? Poor boy looks very nervous.
He sure does!! I don’t know, but I think that seems like a distinct possibility.
That uniform had to itch!! Still enjoying your posts.💝
I think so too! Thank you, Nancy. <3