Arthur Ernest Lane, M.D.
Arthur Ernest Lane


    Dr. Arthur Ernest Lane, a physician and surgeon of Laramie, whose success in practice came as the result of his comprehensive and accurate knowledge of the scientific principles of medicine and surgery, combined with his human interest in the welfare of his fellowmen, was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, February 6, 1872.
    His father, William W. Lane, a resident of Cheyenne at the present time, is a native of Illinois and belongs to one of the old pioneer families of that state. Later the parents became identified with the pioneer development of Wyoming, where William W. Lane took up his abode in 1867. During the period of his active business life he was a carpenter and builder, but is now living retired, enjoying a rest which he has truly earned and richly merits. He is a Civil war veteran, having served at the front as a member of the First Iowa Cavalry as a noncommissioned officer. For three years he was engaged in active duty in defense of the stars and stripes and he now proudly wears the little bronze button that proclaims him a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. His political allegiance is given to the republican party, which has always been the party of reform and progress and which was the defense of the Union during the dark days of the Civil war. He has never sought or desired public office as a reward for party fealty, yet he has ever been most loyal in all matters of citizenship. He married Miss Ellen Flaherty, a native of Ireland, who came to America with her parents when a little maiden of thirteen years, the family home being established in Jersey City, New Jersey, while subsequently a removal was made to Omaha, Nebraska. It was there that Mr. and Mrs. Lane became acquainted and were married, and Mrs. Lane passed away in Cheyenne, May 14, 1917, when seventy-six years of age. In the family were but two children, Arthur Ernest and Charles E., the latter still a resident of Cheyenne.
    Dr. Lane, whose name introduces this review, was educated in the public and high schools of Cheyenne and after graduating from the high school entered the government mail service, in which he was employed for fourteen years. He desired, however, to become connected with professional activity and took up the study of medicine, entering the University of Nebraska, from which he was graduated with the M. D. degree as a member of the class of 1905. Following the completion of his course there, he spent one year in the Jennie Edmondson Hospital at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and thus put his theoretical knowledge to the practical test and gained that broad and valuable experience which only hospital practice can bring. He located for the private practice of his profession in Percival, Iowa, where he remained for eighteen months, and then removed to Tingley. Iowa, where he also spent a year and a half. On the expiration of that period he came to Laramie, where he has since remained in active and successful practice. He holds to the highest standards in his profession and annually takes post graduate work in Omaha and in Chicago, thus keeping in touch with the most advanced thought and methods of the profession. He is active in the general practice of medicine and surgery and his labors have been attended with most excellent results. He belongs to the Albany County Medical Society and also to the Wyoming State Medical Society.
    On the 24th of June, 1905, Dr. Lane was married at Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Miss Marie Mills, a native of England and a daughter of Joseph and Fannie (Northcott) Mills, who were also of English birth. Her father is now deceased. By a previous marriage Dr. Lane has one daughter, Villette M., who resides in Pagosa Springs. Colorado.
    Dr. Lane has manifested the same spirit of loyalty and fidelity that characterized his father in the Civil war by his enlistment for service in the Spanish-American war in 1898. He became a member of the Fifty-first Iowa Infantry, with which he went to the Philippines, doing active duty as a private. Since 1911 he has been serving with the rank of captain in the Officers Medical Reserve Corps. His political endorsement is given to the republican party and he filled the position of city and county health officer for four years, from 1913 until 1916 inclusive. Fraternally he is identified with the Elks, the Masons, the Odd Fellows, the Woodmen of the World and Modern Woodmen of America. He belongs to the Chamber of Commerce and is in hearty sympathy with all of its well defined plans and measures for the upbuilding of the city, the extension of its business connections and the upholding of its civic standards. Actuated by laudable ambition and characterized by determined purpose. Dr. Lane has steadily worked his way upward and occupies an enviable position in the regard of his fellow townsmen, while in professional circles he has the esteem and respect of colleagues and contemporaries.