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CRANE OLD TOWN CEMETERY

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The following data on the Crane Old Town Cemetery, on the grounds of the Crane Christian Church,
Crane, MO, is current as of 4 SEPT 1989, when the list was compiled and published by the
church cemetery committee.

Information for the list was compiled from burial records and a physical inspection of head 
and foot stones extant in 1989. This transcription does not contain information on burials
occurring after 4 SEPT 1989. This record was transcribed and provided for the cemetery lists 
by George B. Griffin, 151 Perry St., Douglas, MA 01516-2425.

The cemetery as laid out contains space for 864 graves. Most burial lots are 10 feet by 25 feet
and contain room for five graves, each 5 feet by 10 feet. There are 19 burial lots that have
room only for four graves each. One lot contains only three graves.

Key to locating graves:

ROWS = LETTERS; LOTS = NUMBERS (10 FEET X 25 FEET)
FIVE = GRAVES PER LOT (5 FEET X 10 FEET)
ROADS = HIGHWAY 13 ON WEST SIDE; CITY STREET ON NORTH SIDE
EMPTY SPACES = APPROXIMATELY 3.5 FEET BETWEEN GRAVE ROWS
EMPTY SPACE = APPROXIMATELY 2 FEET BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL GRAVES

Schematic of cemetery:

      HIGHWAY 13     HIGHWAY 13      HIGHWAY 13     HIGHWAY 13
                                                                            C    
      1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10   11          i
                                                                            t
       A  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234                          y
       B  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234    CHRISTIAN CHURCH      
       C  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234       BUILDING           S
       D  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234                          t
       E  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  r
       F  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  e    
       G  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  e
       H  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  t
       I  12345 12345 123  NO GRAVE SPACE     12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  
       J  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  C
       K  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  i
       L  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  t
       M  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  y
       N  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234
       O  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345     NO GRAVE SPACE            S
       P  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  t
       Q  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  r
       R  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  e
       S  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  e
       T  12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 1234  t
                     
Here is an example of how to find a grave location from the above plot plan. The locations are
given by Row (letter) Lot (number) and Grave number (the grave within the lot). Example: 
Grave Number L 4 3 is the grave of Blades, Margaret, b. 04/22/1829; d. 08/02/1891; Age 62, Sex F

When this list was complied, there was limited information about the start of the Crane Old 
Town Cemetery. The cemetery committee of the Crane Christian Church has continued to research 
the burials and may have additional information as of October 1997.

Oldest known date of birth is Grave P 9 4, C.E. Rahler Kahler, born 01/01/1807, died 03/24/1903.

Oldest person buried is Grave F 5 1, J.E. Logan, born 04/07/1869, died 
10/20/1967.

Oldest known grave is H 3 4, Walter Lockhart, born 11/25/1871, died 
03/24/1875.
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