John Hamilton Crane

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

The Life 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 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 Illinois, United States in 1870. 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 Nebeker
1842–1931
Marriage: 3 January 1861
Martha B. Crain
1862–
Hanna Agnes Crain
1867–1948
Frank L. Crain
1869–
John Crain
1870–1880
Charles Crain
1873–
Mary B. Crain
1874–1903
Carrie Crain
1878–1941
Hugh Nelson Crain
1879–
Nina Mae Crain
1884–1961

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 January 1861
Fountain, Indiana, United States
children

(9)

    Martha B. Crain

    Female1862–Female

    Female1867–1948Female

    Frank L. Crain

    Male1869–Male

    John Crain

    Male1870–1880Male

    Charles Crain

    Male1873–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Sawyer Crain

    Male1791–1877Male

    Martha Steele Brown

    Female1796–1871Female

siblings

(12)

    James S. Crain

    Male1816–Male

    Mary Sawyer Crain

    Female1818–1885Female

    Margaret A. Crain

    Female1820–1843Female

    William Crain

    Male1823–1830Male

    Martha Steele Crain

    Female1825–1904Female

+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

1 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.2 Dutch: variant spelling of Krane .3 English translation of German Krahn or Kranich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John H Crane in household of William J Crane, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Crane in household of William Crane, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John H Crain, "United States Census, 1900"

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