Jean Edwin Cranston

19 July 1904–December 1985 (Age 81)
Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jean Edwin

When Jean Edwin Cranston was born on 19 July 1904, in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United States, his father, Leslie Atwood Cranston, was 43 and his mother, Lillian Woods Maury, was 27. He lived in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died in December 1985, in Rockville, Parke, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81.

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1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 2

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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  • Jean Cranston in household of Leslie A Cranston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jean E Cranston in household of Leslie A Cranston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jean Cranston in household of L A Cranston, "United States Census, 1910"

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