Ruth Lane Celebrates 100th Birthday

September 18, 2015  
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Ruth Lane

Ruth Lane


In 1915, on a farm in Brookfield, Ruth Lamson was born. The sixth of 10 children, Ruth graduated from Williamstown High School and went on to Johnson State Normal School, where she received her teaching credentials in 1934. She became an elementary school teacher and taught for many years in East Montpelier – all eight grades in a one room schoolhouse. At that time, there were nearly 900 one room schoolhouses in Vermont and the average rural school teacher who had been teaching for about four years earned about $8.50 a week or $275 a school year. Following her teaching career, Ruth married Bradford Lane in 1940. A farmer from East Montpelier, Bradford and Ruth made their home in the area known as “Horn of the Moon.” For 40 years, Ruth and Bradford kept a dairy farm with registered Holsteins. Together, they raised three sons, who still reside in the area with their families. Ruth became known as an expert gardener and cook. She also served as East Montpelier’s Justice of the Peace for more than 20 years. In 2007, Ruth and Bradford moved to Jeffersonville. He predeceased her in 2009. Ruth has resided at The Manor in Morrisville since 2012.


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