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James W. Crane (Abt 1872 - 1922)

CRANE, MORAN, JUDGE, WILLOUGHBY, THURSTON, WISE

Posted By: DJ Scieszinski
Date: 2/24/2016 at 17:06:59

THE CRESTON ADVERTISER – GAZETTE
Tuesday, July 25, 1922

OLD TIME RAIL MAN IS DEAD
Passing of James W. Crane at the Union County Farm

James W. Crane, aged fifty years, died this morning at the Union County Farm, following an extended period of ill health.

The deceased will be remembered by many people here as having been one of the old time railroad men, running on the west Iowa division out of Creston, for years previous to and up to the time he became incompetent.

For the past eighteen years he has been at the State Hospital at Clarinda, until last fall when he was removed to the County Hospital.

Mr. Crane was unmarried, and his relatives left to mourn his death, include four brothers and two sisters, viz: T. J. Crane, of Albia, M.E. Crane, of Decatur City, Frank Judge, of Kansas, and D. J. Crane, of Creston, Iowa, Mrs. J. G. Willoughby of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Mrs. Thurston, of Chicago.

The remains will be kept at the Hickey undertaking parlors until Wednesday morning, when the funeral will be held at 9'o'clock from St. Malachy’s church. Father Wise will officiate and interment will be at Calvary cemetery.
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The Crane Funeral Held This Morning

The funeral services over the remains of the late James Crane were held at St. Malachy's church at 9:00 o'clock this morning. Father Wise officiated and interment took place at Graceland cemetery.


 

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