Ora Josephine Lane Robinson was born a twin to sister Nora Lane, on February 9, 1888 in Fairfield, Freestone County Texas, to Crawford Jackson Lane and Emaline C. Welch Lane. She is the only survivor of nine children. Crawford Jackson Lane was the oldest son of George C. and Caroline Lloyd Hodge Lane.
They came to Texas in Approximately 1844. On October 11, 1861,
Lane enrolled in the 5th Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers in Fayette
County, Texas and Mustered into Lt. J. D. Sayers' Company I in San Antonio.
After the capture of six Union cannons in the Battle of Val Verde, New
Mexico in February 1862, Lane became a private in the elite "Val Verde"
Artillery Battery. He participated in Bank's Red River Campaign
where his battery distinguished itself at the Battle of Mansfield,
Louisiana in April of 1864. Ora J. Lane Peterson was one of the honored descendants at the Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Mansfield.
Ora, being the youngest of identical twins, is affectionally known as "Little Sister." She was married and divorced from James Willard. they had one son, James Lanier. Ora then married and outlived Frederick Peterson and Hugh Robinson.
In February 1988,
Ora celebrated her 100th birthday at a party of well-wishers. She
received congratulations from President Reagan, was made an Honorary
Montgomery County Sheriff, received a Resolution from her State
Representatives, Gib Lewis and Mike McKinney. She also received a UDC membership to join Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498 in Burnet.
--author unknown. Submitted by Edna Cheatham for this page, Feb 2009.
Ora Josephine Lane Robinson died 20 Jun 1991 in Harris County, Texas.