Robert Ewart Edward Cranston

16 October 1898–1986 (Age 87)
Billings, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert Ewart Edward

When Robert Ewart Edward Cranston was born on 16 October 1898, in Billings, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Herbert Rogers Cranston, was 29 and his mother, Mary Fawcett, was 26. He married Bertha Elizabeth Reid about 1935. He lived in Algoma, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died in 1986, at the age of 88, and was buried in Providence Bay Cemetery, Providence Bay, Central Manitoulin, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada.

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Robert Ewart Edward Cranston
Bertha Elizabeth Reid
Marriage: about 1935

Spouse and Children

about 1935
, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada

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+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 8

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 36

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 45

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dalkeith named Cranston, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Cran meaning ‘crane’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Robert Ewart Cranston, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Robert Eward Cranston in household of John R Cranston, "Canada Census, 1911"

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