b. Feb.11,1884 Exploits, NF. son of Elizah Lanning from Exploits
Mary Noseworthy from Leading Tickles
Children of John & Mary Lanning;
He spent four seasons in the field for the Canadian Geological Survery working in the Yukon Territory, BC, and Alberta. In World War I, he served as a lieutenant in the Royal British Navy and later served for nineteen months with the Royal Air Force, with the rank of captain.
From February to November, 1919, Mr Lanning was in charge of a geological survey for the British and Greek governments, in Greece. For ten years from 1921, the engineering profession required Mr. Lanning's extensive travel throughout Ontario. In 1932, he founded and engineered the Hiawatha Gold Mines, Ltd., and served as president of the firm until 1940.
During World War II, from 1942 to 1945, John Lanning sreved as flight
lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Mr. Lanning took an active
part in the life of his community of Cochrane, Ontario, serving on the
Town Council, the Utilities Commission, the Hospital Board, the Public
School and High School Boards, and for five years as President of the Canadian
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