Eugene Craner

24 October 1920–24 March 2009 (Age 88)
Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States

The Life of Eugene

When Eugene Craner was born on 24 October 1920, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, his father, Herbert Erastus Craner, was 23 and his mother, Mettie Lucille Hanks, was 24. He married Patsy Mae Chalker on 23 January 1942, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States. He lived in Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States in 2009. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 24 March 2009, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Eugene Craner
Patsy Mae Chalker
Marriage: 23 January 1942

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    Patsy Mae Chalker


23 January 1942
Multnomah, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1928 · Bryce Canyon becomes a National Park

Age 8

Bryce Canyon, being named after Ebenezer Bryce, was designated first as the national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 but was re-designated as a national park in 1928 by Congress.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English (West Midlands and Staffordshire): etymology unexplained.2 Americanized spelling of German Krahner, a variant of Krahn , or Kröner ( see Kroner ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eugene Craner in household of H E Craner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene Craner in household of Herbert E Craner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eugene Craner, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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