James Ray Crane

1 June 1914–19 September 1946 (Age 32)
Lark, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of James Ray

When James Ray Crane was born on 1 June 1914, in Lark, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, James Wilford Henry Crane, was 22 and his mother, Mary Ann Bills, was 19. He married Frances Emma Rasmussen on 25 August 1937, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He lived in Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 8, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 19 September 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Ray Crane
Beth Jacquolene Edginton
Marriage: 19 May 1946

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  • Marriage
    19 May 1946Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 2
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 9
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 14940;2007: 28625; 2010: 37870)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.Manx: see Craine .

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

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    Sources (22)

    • James Willington Crane, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • James Ray Crane in household of James Wilford Crane, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mr. James Ray Crane, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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