Maude Springer

14 November 1895–31 October 1985 (Age 90)
Rantoul, Franklin, Kansas, United States

The Life of Maude

When Maude Springer was born on 14 November 1895, in Rantoul, Franklin, Kansas, United States, her father, John Morris Springer, was 43 and her mother, Mary Inez Burney, was 25. She married Fred Alvin Crane on 20 October 1921, in Rantoul, Franklin, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Cutler Township, Franklin, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 October 1985, in Delaware, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Alvin Crane
Maude Springer
Marriage: 20 October 1921
Charles Belden Crane
Fred St John Crane
Shirley Dean Crane

Spouse and Children

20 October 1921
Rantoul, Franklin, Kansas, United States


    Charles Belden Crane



    Shirley Dean Crane


Parents and Siblings

    John Morris Springer





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1910 · Battleship USS Delaware Commissioned

Age 15

"The USS Delaware was commissioned on November 10, 1910. This was ship number six that had been named after the """"first state."""" It was top of the line but during WWI never saw battle."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German springen, Middle Dutch springhen, Yiddish shpringen ‘to jump or leap’.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fountain or the source of a stream, Middle English spring ‘spring’ + the habitational suffix -er. The same word was also used of a plantation of young trees, and in some cases this may be the source of the surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maud Crane in household of Fred A Crane, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Maude Springer in household of J. M. Springer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maude Springer in household of James Springer, "United States Census, 1910"

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