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Henry Smith Lane

Henry Smith Lane, (1811 – 1881)

Born near Sharpsburg in Bath County, Ky., February 24, 1811. Lane received a good education from private tutors, studied law, was admitted to the bar and eventually practiced in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Lane served in both houses of Indiana’s legislature and was elected to the US House of Representatives (1838 – 1843). Toward the end of his term on an icy December night, Lane and his wife Pamela were both injured when their stage plunged over a steep hill. Lane suffered a broken rib – and his wife complained of bruises. Pamela grew worse over the next few days and finally died in Henry’s arms. Modern medicine indicates that Mrs. Lane may have suffered from a ruptured gall bladder.

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