Pension File
SYLVANUS B. CRANE, 1845-1928

Transcription by Carolyn Schwab
Original application 20 pages
Pension Application #32665

27 APR 1863
        Enlisted at Dubuque, IA  18 MAR 1862
        Private Co. H 13 Regiment, US Infantry
                 5'3", ruddy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair
                 Occupation farmer
        Time of enlistment  3 years
        Injured at Chickasaw Bayou near Vicksburg  29 DEC 1862
                 Received injury to right shoulder joint
        Discharged  27 APR 1863
        Lawson General Hospital  St. Louis, MO
23 MAY 1863
        Resident of Vinton, Benton Co, IA
        Affidavit of disability 
3 JUN 1863
        Affidavit signed by L.E. YORKE, Co. H, 13 Regiment, US Infantry  3 JUN 1863
27 SEP 1875
        US Pension Agency  entitled to $18.00 per month
22 NOV 1882
        Affidavit by 2 friends stating applicant totally disabled
                 ED G. PECK  age 29
                 J.D. GRANT Jr.  age 29
6 FEB 1883
        Affidavit by 4 friends stating applicant is totally disabled
        Occupation of Commercial Traveler
        Resides Davenport, Scott Co, IA
                 R.E. SCHMIDT  age 32                  ED G. PECK  age 30
                 J.D. GRANT Jr.  age 30
                 HEINRICH DROSSEL Jr.  age 30
13 APR 1898
                 Born 22 FEB 1845  Eugene, Vermillion Co., IN
                          XAMIA A. THOMPSON
                          5 AUG 1875  Marion, Lynn Co., IA  Rev. S.A. LEE
                 Two sons
                          SAMUEL GUY CRANE  8 AUG 1876
                          CLAUDE B. CRANE  25 APR 1882
                          CYRANUS WHIPPLE  Vinton, Benton Co., IA
                          ALBIN C. KEYS  Vinton, Benton Co., IA 
2 JUN 1903
        Received pension $46 per month
20 MAR 1915
        New application
10 DEC 1924
        Requires complete care because of disabilities  age 80
                 Indigestion, stomach trouble, piles extreme, and old age
        Occupation commercial traveler
        Has lived in Vinton, Benton Co., IA  Davenport, IA  Desmoines, IA  Kansas City, MO
        Now resident of Kansas City, MO
                 CLAUDE B. CRANE  Kansas City, MO
                 NELLIE JONES  Kansas City, MO
2 JUL 1926
        Pension increased to $75 per month
8 AUG 1928
        Dropped from pension rolls due to death
        Last paid $90 per month
        Hospital Ward #9
        Chronic Myocarditis,
                 CLAUDE B. CRANE, Kansas City, MO