Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Sidney B. Lanne , 8 South 49 West

Sidney cash-claimed a quarter in 35, 8S 49W in 1890, and Sidney B. Laune another in section 33 in 1891.

In 1892 Sidney B. Laune is in the Colorado Reports list of attorneys.

In 1870 Seward County, Nebraska, L.D. Laune is 27, Jane H. 28, Cassius L. 13, Laura J. 11, Funhey (Finley) R. 6, and Sydney B. 4.
(In 1902 F.R. Laune of Loveland, Colorado had a range on Seven Mile Creek east of Hugo, Colorado.)
In 1885 Seward County, Nebraska, Sidney is 20, with father Lewis 53 and mother Jane 43.

In 1898 Sidney B. Laune of Milford, Seward County, was a Republican candidate for the 29th District seat. Sidney 1866-1928 is buried in Woodward, Oklahoma # 63495252 "Sidney Benton Laune , county attorney of Woodward County, died suddenly early Saturday at his home in Woodward. He was at his office on Friday. Laune was a pioneer resident of Woodward and a prominent attorney. He is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter. ". So is Seigniora (Russell) Laune 1875-1956 - # 63495222 says they married in 1896. and had Paul Sidney laune in 1899, and Sidney Benton Laune in 1905.
"Seigniora Russel "Nonie" Laune's autobiographical account of life in early Woodward, Sand in My Eyes, writes of her first visit to town in 1896, "Sand blew in ripples along the street (Main). And what reader can forget her account of pushing a baby carriage loaded with two children from her home to town. "The begger's lice - the same old weed that had worried me in Texas - still plagued me," she wrote, "along with the sandburrs, another interesting item, and the dry flat leaves of yet another abominable plant; they all collaborated in sticking to my long skirts which they wadded into tight, hampering folds. I pushed and pulled and lifted the baby-buggy through the deep sand, across the tracks that had no crossing."

Although it's a few years after the 1890 and 1891 claims, Paul Laune's story about his father and Sam Houston's son is interesting.

1905 "Be known that we, SIDNEY B. LAUNE and CHARLES M. SHELDEN, citizens of the United States, residing at Woodward, in the county of Woodward and Territory of Oklahoma, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Storm-Shields for Buggies and other Vehicles; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. "

Paul Sidney Laune married Mary Terral in Springfield, Colorado August 6, 1922, performed by minister L.>C. Elver of Springfield.
"Paul Sidney Laune (born Woodward, Oklahoma 1899 — died 1977) was an author, painter and illustrator, known for his book covers and for paintings he did of rural Western U.S. pioneer scenes. He covered pioneers, ranch-life, quarter horses in his paintings. He painted five murals for the Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum in his hometown.[1]
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Laune worked as an illustrator and art critic in New York. He also lived in Phoenix, Arizona, where he drew quarter horses and wrote a book on them.[1] Among the more famous works he illustrated, were books in the Hardy Boys Mystery Series. "
1902 "S.B. Laune of Woodward, Oklahoma is visiting Loveland friends."

1907 Loveland, Colorado "W. E. Jefferey and F.R. "Launne", accompanied by their respective families, left for California last week, where they will spend the winter."
1910 "Be it known that I, FINLEY R. LAUNE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Loveland, county of Larimer, and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Sage-Brush-Pulling Machines; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make 'and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification. "

1920 Loveland
1920 Fort Collins "Attorneys Ab Romans and Finley R. Laune of Loveland were business visitors in the city Wednesday."

1921 Larimer County, Colorado
November 4, 1921 Lincoln, Nebraska "Finn R. Laune, fifty-five years old. a wealthy and prominent pioneer of Loveland, was shot by his son, Virgil, thirty years old. while assaulting his wife, two years his Junior, during a quarrel. Luane is not expected to recover. His son was taken into cuetody by the police pending an investigation. The son stated that his father struck his mother several vicious blows on her body, head and face, cutting her lip. When he saw blood flowing from the cut on his mother's lip, young Laune interfered and was threatened with death by his father, who was armed. The son obtained an automatic revolver and fired one shot at his father in the house. The elder Laune ran from the house, followed by his son, who fired three more shots at his father, two of which took effect, one in the right groin and the other in the lower part of the abdomen, passing thru the liver. Laune fell to the ground, without, it is said, having tried to shoot his son. Virgil Laune is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Laune. He is divorced and living with his parents"

Finley 1864-1936 is buried in Loveland # 31456322.

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