Rector William Crank

21 October 1887–14 March 1953 (Age 65)
Carrollton, Carroll, Missouri, United States

The Life of Rector William

When Rector William Crank was born on 21 October 1887, in Carrollton, Carroll, Missouri, United States, his father, James Michael Jerome Crank, was 20 and his mother, Lucy Jean Standley, was 20. He married Selma Amanda Lindquist on 2 February 1909. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Delta, Colorado, United States in 1935 and Maher, Montrose, Colorado, United States in 1940. In 1953, his occupation is listed as painter (retired). He died on 14 March 1953, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Crawford Cemetery, Crawford, Delta, Colorado, United States.

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Rector William Crank
Selma Amanda Lindquist
Marriage: 2 February 1909
Caroline Crank
Lucy Adeline Crank
Selma Lindquist Crank
Dora May Crank
Betty Goldine Crank
Rector William Crank Jr

Spouse and Children

2 February 1909


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Michael Jerome Crank


    Lucy Jean Standley




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 9

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lancashire): from Middle English cranke ‘lively’, ‘lusty’, ‘vigorous’, hence a nickname for a cheerful, boisterous, or cocky person.2 English: nickname from cranuc, a diminutive of Middle English cran ‘crane’ ( see Crane ).3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kranke, from Low German Kraneke ‘crane’, applied to someone thought to resemble the bird in some way, or a nickname for a poor physical specimen, from Middle High German kranc ‘sickly’, ‘ailing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • 1910 - Rector Crank, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 1940 - Rex W Crank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • 1920 - Rector W Crank, "United States Census, 1920"

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