Edward Harris Crank

19 December 1919–29 April 1985 (Age 65)
Garrard, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Edward Harris

When Edward Harris Crank was born on 19 December 1919, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States, his father, George Thomas Crank, was 27 and his mother, Jenny Lou Montgomery, was 33. He married Katie Elizabeth Sims in June 1938, in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Lanier Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 29 April 1985, in Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sunset Memory Gardens, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

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Edward Harris Crank
Katie Elizabeth Sims
Marriage: June 1938

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    Katie Elizabeth Sims


June 1938
Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 7

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Edward Crank in household of Tom Crank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E Edward Crank in household of T George Crank, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edward H Crank in household of Thomas G Crank, "United States Census, 1930"

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