Select Page

Biographical Sketch of William Crane

Discover your family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

Start Now

William Crane was born on the Isle of Man, May 16, 1841. His father, William Crane, was a soldier in the British army for 3 to 4 years, and died of cholera while in the Indias at the age of 33. His mother, Catherine (nee Faragher), was born on the Isle of Man. His brother was Thomas Crane and they lived in a sod house thatched with straw and had an earth floor.

When he was 21 years old, he married Miss Margaret Bolt, born in the Isle of Man, daughter of James and Ann (Faragher) Bolt. William came to Ida County in 1884 to Corwin Township, Ida County, Iowa. He moved from Jones County, Iowa, where he had lived 30 years, pursuing his life work of farming. In 1892, he bought a farm of 160 acres in Corwin Twp. On the farm was a cottage 14 x 30 feet.

Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. William Crane: Alice (married R. M. Jamison), John, Emily (married F. W. Fletcher of Garfield Twp.), Henry, Lizzie and Mary, twins of Elijah and Mate, Maggie, and Thomas. He served as a member of the School Board.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search

Genealogy Specials and Codes

Access Genealogy is the largest free genealogy website not owned by Ancestry.com. As such, it relies on the revenue from commercial genealogy companies such as Ancestry and Fold3 to pay for the server and other expenses related to producing and warehousing such a large collection of data. If you're considering joining either of these programs, please join from our pages, and help support free genealogy online!


Free Shipping with DNA Kit Purchase! Use Code: FREESHIPDNA


40% Off -
Special Offer for Fold3


It takes a village to grow a family tree!
Genealogy Update - Keeping you up-to-date!
101 Best Websites 2016

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares

Share This

Share this post with your friends!