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Frank LAIN
Minnie (?) RUPERT
Orison/Orrison Jesse WICKHAM
Hetty Theresa Florence BROWN
Lewis Henry LAIN
Emma Marie WICKHAM
Loran Harry LAIN


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1. Evelyn MELSHA

Loran Harry LAIN 2

  • Born: 2 Jul 1916, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (1): Evelyn MELSHA on 5 Aug 1942 in Norfolk, VA 1
  • Died: 23 Jun 1988, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA at age 71 1
  • Buried: 27 Jun 1988, Czech National Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA 1

bullet  General Notes:

SSDI: Loran H. Lain; b. 2 Jul 1916; d. 23 Jun 1988; issued IA; last residence: Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA.

OBIT: The Cedar Rapids Gazette (IA), Sat. June 5, 1988: Loran Harry Lain, Sr., 71, of 1006 Center Point Rd. NE, died Thursday in St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. Born July 2, 1916, at Cedar Rapids, he married Evely Melsha on Aug. 5, 1942, at Norfolk, Va. The couple resided at Coerur d'Alene, Idaho from 1945 to 1948. For 27 years, Mr. Lain worked for Penick and Ford Co., retiring in 1977. He was a member of Federation of Grain Millers Local No. 100, American Legion Hanford Post 5, VFW Post 788. Western Fraternal Life Association Lodge No. 62 and Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2272 and a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Loran Jr. and Lowell; and his mother, Emma Matus, all of Cedar Rapids; and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Turner Chapel East, by the Rev. LeRoy Bauman. Burial: Czech National Cemetery. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Hanford Post 5. Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday in the chapel. The casket will be closed prior to the service and remain closed. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 375 Collins Rd, NE, Suite 106, Cedar Rapids 52402.


Loran married Evelyn MELSHA on 5 Aug 1942 in Norfolk, VA.1 (Evelyn MELSHA was born in Jul 1917 3 and died after 1991 4.)



1 Obituary of Loran H. Lain, Sr.

2 1920 IA Census.

3 US Public Records Index.

4 Obituary of Emma Wickham Matus.

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