William Bethel Cranfill

Male1 September 1906–28 July 1990

Brief Life History of William Bethel

When William Bethel Cranfill was born on 1 September 1906, in Missouri, United States, his father, Benjamin Harvey Cranfill, was 27 and his mother, Debbie Elizabeth Blair, was 18. He lived in Pine Grove, Amador, California, United States in 1940 and James Bar, Amador, California, United States for about 1 years. He died on 28 July 1990, in Amador, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Jackson, Amador, California, United States.

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William Bethel Cranfill
Bernice Pearl Barker

Sources (11)

  • Bethel W Cranfill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Bethel Cranfill, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • William Bethel Cranfill, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 4

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 25

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Name Meaning

English: probably a local (Cambridgeshire) variant of Cranfield . It is apparently no longer found in Britain. In the US, it is found mainly in NC, TX, and IN.

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

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