Bessie L Crane

about 1894–
United States

The Life of Bessie L

When Bessie L Crane was born about 1894, in United States, her father, Elmer Ellsworth Crane, was 29 and her mother, Orpha Viola Mendenhall, was 24. She lived in Maple Township, Ida, Iowa, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Ellsworth Crane
1865–1943
Orpha Viola Mendenhall
1870–1955
Nellie Belle Crane
1891–1975
Bessie L Crane
1894–
Zelma H Crane
1908–
Lawrence Elwood Crane
1895–1974
Lloyd L Crane
1898–
William Crane
1899–

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 19

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 32

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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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  • Bessie L Crane in household of Elmer E Crane, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie L Crane in household of Elmer E Crane, "United States Census, 1900"

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