Mrs. Arthur Lann biography

Mrs. Arthur Lann of Haleyville, was born at Hackleburg, Marion County, February 18, 1901, the daughter of Anderson and Mary Isabelle (Mitchell) Wigonton, and the granddaughter of Andrew and Lourilda (Cagle) Mitchell of Winston County, and of Tom Wigonton of Blount Co. Her paternal grandfather was a Union soldier during the Civil War while her maternal grandfather was a soldier of the South. She married Mr. Lann, son of R. E. and Rhoda Lann, on July 7, 1923, at Haleyville, Ala. They had the following children: Hoyt E., a soldier of World War II, engineer for I.C.R.R.; Jack, a soldier of World War II, clerk for Birmingham Freight Agency, and Mary Lann, bank clerk.

Mrs. Lann’s brothers and sisters are: Arlie Wigonton, for 26 years cashier of bank at Hackleburg, and soldier of World War I; Leon Wigonton, former schoolteacher; Whit Wigonton, Navy World War I, realtor for 30 years; Mrs. Day W. Graham, Mrs. Ethel Phillips, and Mrs. Gladys Clement, all of whom are former teachers. Mrs. Lann attended Hackleburg School, Hamilton High School, and Florence STC. She is a member of the garden club, the Baptist church, Sewing Club and Rook Club. She has visited Stephen Foster Memorial, Silver Springs, Bok Tower, and Texas.

Source: Mrs. Frank Ross Stewart, Two Hundred Club Women: Second District Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs 1953 (Centre, Ala.: the author, 1953), pp. 43-44. Reprinted with permission.