Amanda D Crane

23 July 1841–29 December 1878 (Age 37)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Amanda D

When Amanda D Crane was born on 23 July 1841, in Michigan, United States, her father, John Crane, was 50 and her mother, Mary, was 32. She married Solon Osmor Potter on 2 February 1859, in Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1850. She died on 29 December 1878, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States.

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Solon Osmor Potter
Amanda D Crane
Marriage: 2 February 1859
Mark O Potter
Lily Potter
Jesse Potter
Ford C Potter

Spouse and Children

2 February 1859
Berrien, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Crane






World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 6

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 13

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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)

  • Amanda Potter in household of Solon O Potter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda Crane in household of John Crane, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amanda Crane in entry for Geo E Tarbox and Lillian B Potter, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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