Franc, Paula, Dan and Paul Lane family portrait 1902
Paul Garrard Lane, Palisade, Nevada
1873-1909: Paul Garrard Lane was born in Crescent City, CA. He married Franc Sterling in Detroit in 1896. Franc was working at the Utica mine office in Angels Camp when they were introduced, her Uncle Frank Campbell was an old friend of Paul's father Charles D. Lane.
For many years Paul and Franc lived on the remote Lane Ranch near Palisade, Nevada ranching and moving stock. His stock included cattle, driving horses, saddle horses, winning race horses and even some polo ponies.
Humboldt River, Palisade, Nevada
Tragedy struck in June 1909, when Paul and his cousin Silas Woodson Hays lost their lives while prospecting for gold on Devil's Creek near Susitna Station, Alaska. Their raft cracked up in the rapids and they drowned in the high water. Native people found Paul and buried him on the river bank. Shortly after, his family had Paul exhumed and moved to the cemetery in Seward, where he rests in peace.
Paul Lane, Detroit portrait and Paul and Franc Lane in Detroit around 1908