Ralph Frederick Crane

12 July 1891–7 May 1969 (Age 77)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ralph Frederick

When Ralph Frederick Crane was born on 12 July 1891, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, William Henry Crane, was 42 and his mother, Nellie Rose Hogan, was 33. He had at least 1 son with Helen K Kelly. He lived in Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 7 May 1969, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Ralph Frederick Crane
Helen K Kelly
Ralph Joseph Crane

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Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Crane


    Nellie Rose Hogan




    William D. Crane



    Florence Helen Crane


    Mabel Mary Crane


    Rolland Roderich Crane


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World Events (8)

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 1

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 Dutch: variant spelling of Krane .3 English translation of German Krahn or Kranich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Crane, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph F Crane, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph Fredrick Crane, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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