John Hamilton Crane

April 1835–19 December 1909 (Age 74)
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of John Hamilton

When John Hamilton Crane was born in April 1835, in Indiana, United States, his father, William Sawyer Crain, was 43 and his mother, Martha Steele Brown, was 38. He married Isabelle Mathison "Belle" Nebeker on 3 January 1861, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ash Grove Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Pigeon Grove Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 19 December 1909, in Covington, Troy Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Covington, Troy Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Hamilton Crane
1835–1909
Isabelle Mathison "Belle" Nebeker
1842–1931
Marriage: 3 January 1861
Martha B. Crain
1862–
Hanna Agnes Crain
1867–1948
Frank Lee Crain
1869–1915
John Crain
1870–1880
Charles Brown Crain
1873–1925
Mary B. Crain
1874–1903
Carrie Crain
1878–1941
Hugh Nelson Crain
1879–1960
Nina Mae Crain
1884–1961

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1861Fountain, Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 4
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 21
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname, most likely for a tall, thin man with long legs, from Middle English cran ‘crane’ (the bird), Old English cran, cron. The term included the heron until the introduction of a separate word for the latter in the 14th century.Manx: see Craine .Dutch: variant of Krane ‘crane’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Craine
    Corn
    Crank
    Cran
    Cornforth

    Sources (22)

    • John H Crane in household of William J Crane, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Crane in entry for William I Jacks and Hannah Agnes Crane, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • John Crain in entry for Charles Brown Crain, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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