Allen Claude LANIER

Allen Claude LANIER[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23]

Male 1905 - 1977

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  • Born  26 Dec 1905  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His headstone gives his birth year as 1905; the Social Security death index gives the birth year as 1907; and the various census records indicate a birth year of 1906/7. His twin brother's records indicate a birth year of 1906.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Aug 1977  Candler County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Rosemary Cemetery, Candler County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Allen Claude LANIER, a son of Rebecca Cannady and John Burt Lanier, was born 26 December 1906 in Emanuel County, Georgia, a twin brother of James Clyde. He was named as a son, age 3, in his parents? household in the 1910 Emanuel County census, as age 13 in the 1920 Candler County census, and as age 23 in the 1930 Candler County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father?s 1944 obituary and in his mother?s 1954 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in John Roy Lanier?s 1952 obituary and in Aubrey Lanier?s 1967 obituary. He was living in Augusta, Georgia in 1952, in Savannah, Georgia by 1954, but had moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida by 1967.

      He served as a Private First Class, assistant medic, in the Army during World War II. He was stationed in England in 1944. He left Southampton, England on 11 October 1945 and arrived in New York on 16 October 1945 aboard the Queen Mary.

      He married Edna Wilfong in North Augusta, Aiken County, South Carolina on 4 December 1941. She was born 29 May 1921, a daughter of Mary Lee Byrd and Braxton Bragg Wilfong. Her parents lived in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, during the 1920 census and they both died in Augusta when she was a small child. So, she probably was born in Augusta.

      They had three children:

      i. Ronald Claude LANIER
      ii. John Burt LANIER
      i. Sylvia Jean LANIER

      Claude and Edna divorced about 1951 and he moved to Pompono Beach, Broward County, Florida. Edna married second Jack H. Richards.

      Claude married second Selma Christmas in Dade County, Florida, in December 1963. She was born on 10 April 1920 in Bishopville, Lee County, South Carolina, a daughter of Viola Coulter and Willie Christmas. She was married previously to unidentified Thompson and had children.

      He later returned to Candler County and lived in the Ollifftown community where he owned and operated the Crossroad Grocery for about seven years.

      He died 31 August 1977 in Candler County and was buried in Rosemary Cemetery.

      Edna died 28 February 1988 in Augusta. She was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta.

      Selma died in Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, on 16 September 2004. She was buried in Rosemary Cemetery beside Claude.
    Person ID  I862  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  5 Mar 2013 

    Father  John Burt LANIER,   b. 2 Sep 1874, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1944, Candler County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rebecca CANNADY,   b. 28 Jan 1880, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1954, Candler County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1897  GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F172  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Edna WILFONG,   b. 29 May 1921, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1988, Augusta, Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Dec 1941  North Augusta, Aiken County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Abt 1951  Richmond County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ronald Claude LANIER
     2. John Burt LANIER
     3. Sylvia Jean LANIER
    Last Modified  28 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F787  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Selma CHRISTMAS,   b. 10 Apr 1920, Bishopville, Lee County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 2004, Cartersville, Bartow County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Dec 1963  Dade County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  28 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F788  Group Sheet


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