Ida A Cranston

4 February 1856–30 April 1936 (Age 80)
Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ida A

When Ida A Cranston was born on 4 February 1856, in Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States, her father, Palmer Bigelow Cranston, was 35 and her mother, Emeline Love, was 31. She married ? in 1871, in Michigan, United States. She lived in Nashville, Castleton Township, Barry, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900 and Castleton Township, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 30 April 1936, at the age of 80.

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Ida A Cranston
Marriage: 1871

Spouse and Children

Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Palmer Bigelow Cranston


    Emeline Love




    Thomas Love Cranston


    Sarah Jane "Jennie" Cranston


    Adaline Leona Cranston


    Julia E. Cranston


    Ella Amelia Cranston


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 23

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

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 (3)

  • Ida Cranston in household of T B Cranston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ida A Cranson in household of Palmer B Cranson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ida A Cranston in household of T L Cranston, "United States Census, 1880"

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