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Crane, William Caleb (1855-1903)


Posted By: Ken Akers (email)
Date: 7/7/2020 at 20:56:06

Audubon County Journal (IA)
Thursday, June 18, 1903, pg. 6

W. C. Crane Dead.


W. C. Crane died at his home two
miles southeast of town, Monday at
at 12:30 o'clock, p. m., and was
buried Wednesday afternoon.

William Caleb Crane was born in
Shelby county, Indiana, July 24,
1855, where he resided until he came
to Audubon county, Iowa, with his
parents in 1873. He was united in
marriage to Mrs. Rebecca Coons
December 31, 1878. They lived in
Iowa until 1901 when they moved to
Kansas two miles south of Hubbell
where he passed away June 8, 1903.
Chas. Crane is the only child.

He leaves a wife and son, his
mother, three sisters and three
brothers to mourn his departure.

Mr. Crane was taken suddenly ill
with congestion of the brain on
Thursday, April 23, and from that
time until he died, suffered untold
anguish and pain. He laid in an
unconscious condition almost all
the time. Everything that medical
skill, loving hearts or willing hands
could do to help him was done, but
to no avail.

Mr. Crane had lived in this community
a couple of years only, but
in that time had won a place in the
regards of all who became acquainted
with him. He was a good
farmer; a kind son, husband, father
and brother; a good neighbor and a
good citizen. He will be sadly
missed by a large circle of relatives,
friends and acquaintances.

The funeral service was held in
the Methodist church, conducted by
Rev. Charles Burns, after which a
large concourse of relatives and
friends followed the body to its
final resting place in the Hubbell
cemetery. -- Hubbell (Neb.) Standard,
June 13, 1903.

Note: William Caleb "Cale" Crane was married to Rebecca J. (Poage) Coons

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