LANDMARK DATES (Births, Weddings, Moves, Travels etc.)
**Major touristic trips by RS & ELS
YEAR MONTH DATE EVENT
Chapter 1 CHILDHOOD
1925 Feb 09 RS born
1926 Jan 22 ELS born
1931 RS to RVA as student
193 ?? ELS Lane family US to Switzerland
1936-7 RS Shaffer furlough in US
1937 ELS Lane family Switz. to US
1939 Sept. RS from Kenya to Westervelts
1939 Sept. WWII breaks out
Chapter 2 TOGETHER
1942 RS to Wheaton from Westervelt
1943 May RS & ELS grad. H.S. Wheaton Academy
1943 June RS into army
1943 ? U. of Michigan (ASTP)
Chapter 3 OFF TO WAR
1944 ? RS Sailed to ETO, UK, France, Germany
1944 ? Remagen Bridge crossing
1945 War Ends. Flossenburg, Regensburg
1946 RS discharge from Army
Chapter 4 WHEATON COLLEGE
1946 June 14 RS & ELS married
1946 First URBANA Conf. (in Toronto)
1948 May ELS grad. Wheaton College
1949 RS grad. Wheaton College
Chapter 5 LONDON UNIV.
1949 Sept. Wheaton to London for London Univ.
1949 Dec. 9 Dan born in Stockton-on-Tees, UK
1950 Tour Europe with Lanes **
Chapter 6 RIFT VALLEY STAFF
1951 Move Wheaton to Kijabe (RVA) by Castle boat
1952 Oct. 22 Mau Mau outbreak declared
1951 Nov. 03 Dave born in Nairobi
1952 Nov. 10 Carolyn born in Nairobi
Chapter 7 ALBANY MED. COLLEGE
1954 Marilyn born in Nairobi
1955 Move Kijabe to Albany (Med. School)
1959 May RS Grad. Albany Med College
1959 Dec. 28 Betsy born in Albany
1959-60 Internship at AMC _________________________________________________________
1960 Summer at Gulfport
Chapter 8 LONDON SCHOOL
1960 Aug 26 Move Albany to London (for
Chapter 9 BUSH DOCTOR
1961 March Move London to Monduli . Sail
on Kenya? Castle.
1962 Aug 4 Gini born in Arusha and Mann
1963 May Mann research +.
1963 June Move Monduli to Nairobi
Chapter 10 AFRICAN MED. RES.
1963 July 24 Flew via London to DC then
1963 Sept. ? US Lane reunion and back to
1965 Jun-Jul Mann research Kitikiti
1967 ? Mann research Loliondo
1967 ? Dan graduates RVA
Chapter 11 NEW YORK HEALTH
1967 ? Family move from Nairobi via
Europe to US
1967 Loudonville house (Paul Holly)
1973 June 23 David and Debbie (Waite) marry
1974 ? Family reunion in Wheaton
Chapter 12 NAIROBI MED SCHOOL
1974 ? Move of RS&ELS, Bets & Gin via
Norway to Kenya
1975 ? Betsy at RVA
1975 ? Family reunion NFD & Tz.**
1976 June 14 Marilyn graduates Wheaton
1976 ? Cal wedding in Cameroun
1977 April RS & Marilyn climb Kili.
1978 Feb 26 Jesse born in Illinois
1978 ? Family Reunion Shafari via
1978 ? RTW including Shanghai **
Chapter 13 AMREF II
1979 Nov. 20 Emily born
1980 March 19-28 Family reunion visit to Hurri
1980 March 31 Ben born in Moshi
1980 April 30- May 18 Zimbabwe survey with Prof. B.
1981 March 29 Sandra born in Nairobi
1983 ELS to Cameroun to visit Cal
1980s RTW via HK & India **
1985 D&G in Hurris???
1985 Jan 28-Feb.9 Conf. Malaysia. CMDA
1986 March 5-16 Lincoln, Nebraska **– RTK
Chapter 14 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROG. (MAP)
1986 Nov. 9-14 Conf. Brunswick (MAP)
1986 Aug. 15-31 Ethiopia (sudden exit for eye)
1986 Join MAP, visit Ecuador **
1987 June 11 Luke born in Nairobi
1988 MAP; Dave at ISM; Cal at
Roslyn; Mare to Nrb;
Todd PhD; Gini & John wed;
Gin BSN then wedding with John
1989 Aug 15 Ellie born in Minneapolis
1989 July – Sept. Leave tour of US & UK (see
1990 Dec. Family play; 2 Santas
1990 Births: Lane, Phil.; Cal to ISM;
Chapter 15 RETIREMENT I
1991 Oct. 25 Nairobi via Sweden, UK,
Germany to US.
1991 Nov. Nashville (surg) then Abq.
1992 March & July YWAM sessions in Ga. and Haw.
1992 May-June Road trip around East Coast **
1992 June Grand Canyon S. reunion**
1992 July Lane sibling reunion in DC **
1992 Dec. 8 Eileen born in Florida
1992 Dec. Family reunion at TSL **
1993 May-Jun Trip East; MAP I.H. Conf.
1993 June Shaffer sibs at G.C.
1993 July Lane sibs. Reunion in DC
1993 Ruidoso camping; Emily at A.H.
1993 Dec. Xmas at TSL w 3 families
1994 Aug BELT move to Malawi. Bets
1994 Oct 23-29 YWAM session in Tx. With Evvy
1996 March 10-Aug 50th Anniv. (UK, SA etc.) **
1997 “Stay in US year”; Emily starts G
1997 Cook’s Cabin on Cont. Divide
1997 Manzano; Ghost R.; Telluride
Chapter 16 KILIMANJARO (KCMC)
1998 Move ABQ to Moshi/KCMC
1998 Machare; Pangani;
1998 Bets fr. Lilongwe, Lane Family
1998 Oct. 23 Heidi born in Alaska
1999 Rachel visit; Bets visit; Esther to
1999 Sandra & Serena grad. ISM;
celeb. Safari in Serengeti
1999 Cal to Fla.;
1999 ELS via Alaska to Dan’s 50th
2000 Ruaha etc. trip w KCMC staff **
2000 Feb.? Israel tour with Wheaton group **
Chapter 17 RETIREMENT II
2000 May Move Moshi back to Abq. (2917)
2001 Family Rendezvous at Taos
2001 Sept 11 9-11 bombing
2001 Sept 16 Paige born in Abq.
2002 Florida visits
2002 5 weeks SE Asia w.Cal,
2003 Atlanta wedding; Brooklyn; DC
2003 May RS teaching trip to Kenya (w Yukka)
2003 June Serena graduates Wellesley
2003 June-Aug Finland-Russia w. Cal, Tz. **
2004 March Trip Zion etc. then CA reunion (Lane)
2004 Elder Hostel “Lewis n Clark” to Missoula **
2004 April 18 Jaime born in Abq.; Rachel
grad.HS, to CC
2004 Caleb grad.ISM; John retires;
2005 Arlene graduates Rocky Mtn.
2005 May Tour B.Hills, (honeymoon site)
2005 Sept. Kidney transplant (Cal to Dave)
2005 Oct. 14 Olivia born
2006 60th Anniv.RTW: UK; RVA Cent.; Tz.;** Uganda; Ruanda; Serengeti w S&M & Willis; Aust.; N.Z; Armes move to Abq.
Emily starts F.S.;
2007 Esther and Paul on their honeymoon
2007 Oct. 13 Lindi born in Abq. ; Ellie grad. HS in DC;
2007 Nov. Kristen Lane wedding in Chicago
2007 Aug RVA reunion in CO.
2008 NBC 50th; Cairo/Nile w Nixons; Uganda;**
2008 Rwanda; Tz. Emily-Ali wedding
2008 Sept 22 Benjamin B. born. Then cataract surgery
2009 July 4 Family reunion at ? Ellie rows at Columbus
2009 July 3 Sandra marries Alan in Abq.
2009 Luke graduates Macalester College
2009 ‘49er 60th reun.; Phil. grad. AHS
Chapter 18 RETIREMENT III
2010 Feb. Brackenhurst CMDA lecture by
RS then Tz.
2010 Dec, Viking Danube cruise then to
2011 Jan 8 Caleb wedding in Arusha; Colin
2012 To DC for Elkana; CA for
2012 RVA reunion at Buena Vista at
2012 June “66th at ‘66” diner
2013 Feb 28 Costa Rica (Sandra), Nicaragua
2013 Lane Family Reunion +50 in
2013 Sept. Rachel wedding; Ben wedding in
2014 July 25 Fam. Reunion at Taos
2014 Dec. Viking Rhone, Serengeti w.
2015 May Ellie n Jeff wedding in DC
2015 April Otto born in Abq.
2015 May Eileen graduates Wheaton
2016 CA for L; talk; MT.; TX.; Armes
2017 July-Aug S&M, A&S&O here, Ivan born. B&T visit
Events needing dates:
DUCKW trip to Turkana **
Family trip to Uganda in Peugeot **
Trip across Canada en-famille with camper ? Early ‘70s? **
Visit Deerwalk W.Va. with Grands. Cabin. Pond
Lincoln, Nebraska – Jim’s prairie wedding **
Family trip to Prince Ed. Island in camper **
Alaska – #1 summer 98. Trip to Fairbanks. Gin preg. w Heidi
Alaska – #2 Dec.99 Mom alone, enroute to Dan’s 50th.
Alaska – #3 Winter 99-00? M&D and Serena. Visit Seward
Esther’s wedding in Rockies
RSnELS visit Malawi x2 ** a.