18 April 2011

Obituary of William M. Crane

Published in the Flint [MI] Journal on April 19, 1948:

CRANE--William M. Crane, 1476 Lavender St., age 52, died April 18, 1948.  Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M., Wednesday, April 21, 1948, from the Rose Chapel, Algoe-Gundry Mortuary, Dr. R. D. Kearns officiating.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Linden, Mich.  Body will be at the mortuary.  Death was sudden.  He was born in Linden, Mich., April 9, 1896, the son of Frank D. and Rosemond Crane, and spent his whole life in Genesee County.  Member of the Masonic Lodge of Linden.  Employee of the Consumers Power Co.  Surviving are: wife, Agnes; daughter, Mrs. Joan Palermo of Detroit; son, Robert J. Crane of Flint; brother, John Crane of Bay City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Raymond [Hazel] Smith of Rankin, Mrs. Goldie Brewer of Flint; 2 granddaughters, Judith and Mary Patricia Palermo; several nieces and nephews.
The Crane family in 1900 in Genesee County, Michigan here.  
Groom's Name: William M. Crane

Groom's Age: 23 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1896
Groom's Birthplace: Linden, Mich.
Bride's Name: Agnes Cummings
Bride's Age: 19 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1900
Bride's Birthplace: Fenton, Mich.
Marriage Date: 02 Sep 1919
Marriage Place: Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan
Groom's Father: Frank Crane
Groom's Mother: Rosalind Smith
Bride's Father: John Cummings
Bride's Mother: Theo Perry
Film Number: 2342732
Digital Folder Number: 4210039
Image Number: 573
Reference Number: v 6 p 117 rn 514
Collection: Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925

Though the obituary stated that William Crane lived in Genesee County his whole life, it appears as though that William, Agnes, Robert and Joan lived in Washtenaw County, Michigan, when the 1930 census was taken.  

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