Walter William Crane

31 August 1848–6 December 1932 (Age 84)
Pulham Saint Mary Magdalene, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Walter William

When Walter William Crane was born on 31 August 1848, in Pulham Saint Mary Magdalene, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John LeRoy Crane, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Stannard, was 22. He married Mary Ann Rackham on 19 July 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Brookfield Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 6 December 1932, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter William Crane
Mary Ann Rackham
Marriage: 19 July 1869
Annie Edith Crane
Linda Alezina Crane

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  • Marriage
    19 July 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 8
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    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 .Dutch: variant of Krane ‘crane’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of the John L. CRANE Family Son of Samuel CRANE and Sarah Folklard by Annie Crane Bolander

    History of the John L. CRANE Family Son of Samuel CRANE and Sarah Folklard by Annie Crane Bolander All being interested in lineage, I will just state a few facts copied from some compiled histories f …

    Sources (28)

    • William W Crane in household of John Crane, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Walter W. Crane in entry for Mary Ann Rackham Crane, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Crane in household of John Crane, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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