G. R. Crane, druggist and a prominent young citizen of Tullahoma, Tennessee, was born in Manchester, Tennessee, November 26, 1858, the son of Dr. William and M. A. (Alexander) Crane. At the age of two years he with his parents came to Tullahoma, which has since been his home.
He acquired his education in the public schools, and has added much thereto by his practical experience. He began life for himself when but fifteen years of age as a clerk. At the age of twenty-one he began in the produce business, and continued in this for one year, when he engaged in the drug trade, in which he has met with success.
He was married November 3, 1881, to Mary E. Lambert, and to them one child, G. R., Jr., was born August 20, 1882. In 1884 our subject was elected recorder of Tullahoma, and in 1886 he was elected a member of the board of aldermen to serve two years. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge, is a democrat, and himself and wife are members of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.