Obituary of Accius CraneThe Berea Advertiser
Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
November 10, 1881
The Berea Advertiser (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Accius Crane, widow of the late Elihu L. Crane of Berea, on the 3d of November, at 8 o'clock in the evening, aged 84 years.
Mother Crane was born in Pennsylvania, July 9, 1797, was married to Elihu L. Crane, April 16, 1816, with whom she lived in christian peace to his departure, May 26, 1874, for the land of rest. The precious family record shows a list of fifteen children, eight of whom lived to man and womanhood and were all brought to Christ before leaving the paternal home. Two of the sons became ministers of the Gospel; two of the daughters married ministers; three of their grandchildren are in the ministry--evidently the fulfillment of the precious covenant, "The promise is unto you, and to your children." Their eldest son, Reizin B., died in the triumphs of faith at the age of 40 years; James L., at the age of 55; Mariah, at the age of 22; Jane, 41. Four only are left to mourn a mother dear. Mother Crane lvied a quiet, orderly christian life, always industrious until disabled by disease and old age; a most excellent housekeeper and her house was known for many years as a resting and refreshing place for the wearied itinerant, and also an asylum for the poor and needy ones; no beggar was ever turned aside hungry, and in other years even the fugitive from the horrors of southern slavery were not denied a rest, on his flight to liberty or death.
She lived respected by all that knew her, enjoying the warm friendship of many and fondly loved by her children, who, both the living and dead, with the sons-in-law and daughters-in-law are all in the Kingdom of Christ, so if "Weeping may endure for a night, joy will come in the morning," of the glorious reunion in heaven. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. A.J. Lyon, from Rev. 15:13, selected by the deceased, assisted by Rev. W.C. Peirce, in the Methodist church, on Sunday morning, the 6th, and her mortal remains were deposited in the Berea Cemetery to await the resurrection morning. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
contributed and transcribed by Janis Garcia -
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