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James G Crane

The Montpelier Examiner, September 1917

Within four hours after Joseph McCart had answered the final summons (Tuesday, September 4), the Angel of Death took from our midst another old time citizen in the person of James G Crane of Bennington.  Death was caused from apoplexy.  About a year ago, Mr. Crane had a slight stroke of apoplexy and for a month or more last winter he suffered from rheumatism, from the effects of which he never fully recovered.

Last Tuesday afternoon he was brought to the Montpelier hospital.  At that time he was quite ill but it was not thought that his condition was serious.  About two o'clock Wednesday morning he said to the nurse, who was at his bedside. "I believe that I am going to have another stroke."  Those were his last words for a moment later the end came suddenly.

Mr. Crane was born at Sugar House Ward in Salt Lake county on 29 Jan 1866.  When three years of age his parents removed to Fort Harrison, Utah where he resided until 1897, when he removed to Montpelier.  They lived here until 1904 when they moved to a ranch north of Bennington where he has since lived.  At the age of 17 he was called to serve on a mission in England and Scotland.  He also served in the bishopric of Harriman Ward for ten years.

On March 23, 1888 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Jane Butterfield of Harriman.  Thirteen children were born to them, twelve of whom are still living-seven sons and six daughters.  Besides them and his widow he is survived by four brothers and seven sisters and eight grandchildren.  His funeral will be held ____ and burial is in the Bennington Cemetery.


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