Myrtle Jenny Crane

October 1877–9 February 1955 (Age 77)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Myrtle Jenny

When Myrtle Jenny Crane was born in October 1877, in Michigan, United States, her father, Stephen A Crane, was 35 and her mother, Lucy Almira Harrington, was 30. She married James Walter Kendrick about 1907. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Excelsior Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years. She died on 9 February 1955, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

James Walter Kendrick
Myrtle Jenny Crane
Marriage: about 1907
Roberta Cornick Kendrick
Walter Dudley Kendrick

Spouse and Children

    James Walter Kendrick



about 1907


    Roberta Cornick Kendrick


    Walter Dudley Kendrick


Parents and Siblings

    Stephen A Crane


    Lucy Almira Harrington




    William A Crane



    Julia M. Crane



    Maud Crane


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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Myrtle C Kendrick, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle Kendrick in household of James Kendrick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle Crane in household of Lucy Crane, "United States Census, 1900"

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