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Russell James Lanning

Last updated 20 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 16 Jun 1904 in , Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Died: 30 Oct 2002 in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-9-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Clinton Township, enumeration district 77-9, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Clinton > 77-9" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, household n/a

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Lanning). See research notes for spelling details.

interview-<private>-2008: Notes from conversations with <private>, about 2008; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Russell James Lanning).

marker-russell-erma-lanning-2002-1997: Gravestone of Russell J. (2002) and Erma A. (1997) Lanning; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 May 2021), memorial IDs 27775566 (Russell) and 27775546 (Erma), photograph uploaded 29 Oct 2009 to both memorials; citing “Beulah Cemetery (Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA), Blk 55 lot 22 site 3”

Comment: Source includes name (Russell J. Lanning).

obituary-russell-lanning-2002: Obituary for Russell Lanning (2002); “Russell Lanning,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Hays > The Hays Daily News” page 6; citing “The Hays Daily News (Hays, Kansas), 31 Oct 2002 (Thursday), page A6, column 2”

Comment: Source includes name (Russell Lanning).

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birth

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-9-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Clinton Township, enumeration district 77-9, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Clinton > 77-9" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, household n/a

Comment: Source includes age (35) and location (Kansas). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1904 to 1 Apr 1905.

marker-russell-erma-lanning-2002-1997: Gravestone of Russell J. (2002) and Erma A. (1997) Lanning; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 May 2021), memorial IDs 27775566 (Russell) and 27775546 (Erma), photograph uploaded 29 Oct 2009 to both memorials; citing “Beulah Cemetery (Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA), Blk 55 lot 22 site 3”

Comment: Source includes date (June 16, 1904).

obituary-russell-lanning-2002: Obituary for Russell Lanning (2002); “Russell Lanning,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Hays > The Hays Daily News” page 6; citing “The Hays Daily News (Hays, Kansas), 31 Oct 2002 (Thursday), page A6, column 2”

Comment: Source includes date (June 16, 1904) and location (Rawlins County [, Kansas]).

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death

marker-russell-erma-lanning-2002-1997: Gravestone of Russell J. (2002) and Erma A. (1997) Lanning; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 May 2021), memorial IDs 27775566 (Russell) and 27775546 (Erma), photograph uploaded 29 Oct 2009 to both memorials; citing “Beulah Cemetery (Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA), Blk 55 lot 22 site 3”

Comment: Source includes date (Oct. 30, 2002).

obituary-russell-lanning-2002: Obituary for Russell Lanning (2002); “Russell Lanning,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Hays > The Hays Daily News” page 6; citing “The Hays Daily News (Hays, Kansas), 31 Oct 2002 (Thursday), page A6, column 2”

Comment: Source includes date (Oct 30, 2002) and location (Colby [, Thomas County, Kansas]).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Erma Arabell Higley (1907 – 1997)

Married: 8 May 1924

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marker-russell-erma-lanning-2002-1997: Gravestone of Russell J. (2002) and Erma A. (1997) Lanning; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 May 2021), memorial IDs 27775566 (Russell) and 27775546 (Erma), photograph uploaded 29 Oct 2009 to both memorials; citing “Beulah Cemetery (Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA), Blk 55 lot 22 site 3”

Comment: Source includes date (May 8, 1924).

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-9-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Clinton Township, enumeration district 77-9, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Clinton > 77-9" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Lines 9,10, household n/a

Comment: Source identifies Erma Lanning as the wife of Russle Lanning.

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Child: Jack Lanning (1925 – 2002)

Child: <private>

Child: <private>

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA

Cemetery: (Beulah Cemetery) at Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA

Supporting evidence for:
events

marker-russell-erma-lanning-2002-1997: Gravestone of Russell J. (2002) and Erma A. (1997) Lanning; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 May 2021), memorial IDs 27775566 (Russell) and 27775546 (Erma), photograph uploaded 29 Oct 2009 to both memorials; citing “Beulah Cemetery (Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA), Blk 55 lot 22 site 3”

Comment: Source includes implicit location (Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA).

marker-russell-erma-lanning-2002-1997: Gravestone of Russell J. (2002) and Erma A. (1997) Lanning; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 19 May 2021), memorial IDs 27775566 (Russell) and 27775546 (Erma), photograph uploaded 29 Oct 2009 to both memorials; citing “Beulah Cemetery (Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA), Blk 55 lot 22 site 3”

Comment: Source includes implicit cemetery (Beulah Cemetery) and location (Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Clinton Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Apr 1940

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Clinton Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-9-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Clinton Township, enumeration district 77-9, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Clinton > 77-9" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, household n/a

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935) and location (same house [implying Clinton Township, County: Rawlins, State: Kansas]).

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-9-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Clinton Township, enumeration district 77-9, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Clinton > 77-9" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, household n/a

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1940) and occupation (Farmer).

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-9-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Clinton Township, enumeration district 77-9, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Clinton > 77-9" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, household n/a

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Clinton Township, County: Rawlins, State: Kansas).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Russell James. The 1940 U.S. Census uses Russle. [census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-9-2a]

FOLLOWUP

My original information used the name James Russell Lanning. This reverses his given names, which are really Russell James Lanning and that is now being used. [interview-<private>-2008]

Russel Lanning may have used the nickname Russ. His father was probably John Allen Lanning, and his mother was probably Beulah Mary Putnam. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1940-ps-ks-rawlins-9-2a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Clinton Township, enumeration district 77-9, sheet 2A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 Mar 2021) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Clinton > 77-9" image 4; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1252 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 9, household n/a

interview-<private>-2008: Notes from conversations with <private>, about 2008; privately held

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

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