Walter Cranston

Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Walter

When Walter Cranston was born in 1735, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Walter Cranston, was 31 and his mother, Hope Moon, was 23. He married Elizabeth Manchester on 25 July 1768, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

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Walter Cranston
Elizabeth Manchester
Marriage: 25 July 1768

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World Events (2)

1763 · First Synagogue in America
Age 28
The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair
Age 37
On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dalkeith named Cranston, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Cran meaning ‘crane’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Walter Moon, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Walter Moon, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"

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