LANT FAMILY -- ABOUT 1911
ELSIE LUCILE LANT, b. 8 May 1898 at Payson, d. 22 Oct 1969 in Boise, Idaho at age 71, married to Francis ("Frank") Reid OBERHANSLEY. Frank was a superintendent for the National Park Service. He started out as naturalist and park ranger at Yellowstone, then moved to Sequoia National Park in California. He became superintendent of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, then Grand Teton National Park, and lastly of Zion National Park. Here he also supervised Cedar Breaks, Pipe Springs, and Capitol Reef National Monuments. "Aunt Lucile" was a very refined and cultured lady who wanted everything done in the proper manner; my sisters and I remember when we were little girls, she taught us that we were supposed to curtsy and say "how do you do" when introduced to people, and to call her "AHHnt Lucile" instead of the Utah pronunciation of the word. With her husband's position, Aunt Lucile frequently acted as a hostess, entertaining many high-level guests from all around the world who came to visit the national parks in those early days. Frank and Lucile had two daughters, Erma Dee, b. 1917, died at age 9, Carol, b. 1920, married W. Mark Smith, a dentist in Boise, Idaho. had 4 children: DONNA MARGARET LANT, b. 5 Apr 1901 at Payson, d. 6 Mar 1983 in Ogden, Utah at age 81, married to Jesse Donald ("Don") BARNEY. Donna was "Onion Queen" of Payson's Golden Onion Days when she was a young lady. After high school she took two years of special training in dramatic art, and was involved with drama productions in the community and Church. Her husband, Don was a high school coach, math teacher, and principal in Ogden. They had three sons: Gordon Lant Barney, b. 1919, married Kathryn Fowles; had 4 sons. John Richard ("Dick") Barney, b. 1923, married Martha Jean Johnson; had 8 children Donald J. Barney, b. 1929, married (1) Juana Cunnington (div) and (2) Lorna Doone Millett. Don had six children. Some of these Barney 2nd cousins said that they used to call Great-Grandpa Lant "Daddy John." DAVID LESTER LANT, b. 6 Feb. 1904 at Garland, Utah, died 9 May 1905 at age 1, buried in Garland, Utah. JOHN GLEN LANT, who went by his second name, Glen, b. 29 Jan 1906 at Garland, Utah, d. 28 Apr 1972 in Provo at age 66, married to Arthella Mae Holladay, had three children: Letty Lou, b. 1935, married Gerald Heber Hart; Glenna Mae, b. 1936, married Ralph Dan Webb; John Glen Lant, Jr., b. 1942 (works at BYU, in administration), married Cheryl Clark (she was "Mrs. Utah" of 1975). HAROLD LANT, b. 8 July 1908 at Garland, Utah, d. 1994 in Bellingham, Washington at age 86, married to Lyla Jeanette Strand. He was an attorney in Bellingham, Washington. Had two children: Patricia Dee, b. 1940, married James Elton Grenfell; Harold Stephen Lant, b. 1941, married Linda Ann Brewer. ERMA LANT, who changed the spelling of her name to "Irma", b. 29 Apr 1910 at Garland, Utah, died 2 May 1996 in Sun City, Arizona at age 86, married to (1) Howard Wayne Shuler, (2) Paul DeOrr Tyson. The five children born to Irma and Howard Shuler were: Patsy Rae, b. 17 Feb 1932, lived only 4 days. Sandra, b. 8 Apr 1934, married Garland LaMar Bray. John David Shuler, b. 6 Apr 1937, married Marilyn Tate. Michael Howard Shuler, b. 10 Dec 1939, married Ardith Ann Davis Craig Lant Shuler, b. 15 Jun 1951, married (1) Marilyn Maxine McEwan (2) Gayle Rebecca Guest Also another baby boy who was stillborn, b. 1 Sep 1914 at Payson, Utah.
Letitia died with influenza on January 28, 1919 at age 44, during the terrible epidemic that also took three of her sisters and brothers, as well as many other relatives and friends in Payson."
LEETA FINLAYSON (1912- ), who married Lawrence ("Hans") Wilson, WILLIAM JOHN ("BILL") FINLAYSON (1916- ), who married (1) Dorothy Louise Schempp, and (2) Ruth Okelberry (White).
RICHARD LEE LANT, b. 10 June 1923 at Toppenish, Washington, d. 29 Dec 1972 in Payson, Utah at age 49, married to (1) Carol Nuttall (div) and (2) Fern Aileen Peterson. Dick had only one child, David Richard Lant, b. 1946, who married Nadine Prince. David was raised by his step-mother Aileen, who legally adopted him. Aileen still lives in the old John T. Lant home in Payson. NANCY LEE LANT, b. 5 Mar 1928 at Bellingham, Washington, married to Max Leon Menlove. They had seven children: Susan, b. 1948 Peggy, b. 1953 Doug, b. 1955 Mark, b. 1959 Gary, b. 1963 Sharla, b. 1966 Angela, b. 1974 JOHN TANNER LANT, Jr., b. 26 July 1930 at Bellingham, Washington and died the next day.
Lottie Lee Finlayson Lant died in Payson, Utah 21 Apr 1964, at age 76.