Kate Appleby Lane was the wife of my first cousin 3x's removed Charles Otto Lane. She was born In Texas in 1885. Charles died in 1921 at the age of 36. I wondered what had happened to his wife and children after that. They had four children together - one died at the age of two.
When I found Kate on Ancestry the only other thing I could find after Charles died was her death as Kate Long in Californis in 1974.
I resorted to using Google. I found a personal website that said she had three husbands- Long- Sims- Lane. I mistakenly thought that was the order of her marriages but was stumped as to why she would have taken the name of Long back before she died.
I also learned that she had a daughter by the last name of Sims. I searched Ancestry again to no avail.
I then turned to Family Search. org and at last figured out the rest of her life. Charles Lane ended up being her first husband, Sims her second husband with whom she had a daughter. The marriage does not seem to have lasted long and there are no clues as to why it ended.
She then married a man by the last name of Long and had a son. At sometime they moved from Oklahoma to California. I am glad to have unraveled the nystery of this pioneer woman that led a very full life.