Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday October 16, 1962
Rites Wednesday for Retired Contractor
          Henry Thomas Crane, 87, a former building contractor whose home was at 714 Colescott Street, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday at W. S. Major Hospital. He has been ill for several years and was hospitalized Friday. Death was attributed to complications.
          Mr. Crane was born in Morgan County, on December 20, 1874, a son of  Henry and  Nancy Jane (Jones) Crane. He was married on April 22, 1922 to  Maggie Griffey and she survives with one daughter,  Mrs. Robert (Lora) Walker of Rantoul, Illinois, and two grandsons.
          Mr. Crane had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past 55 years and was a retired employee of J. O. Parrish Lumber Co. He was a member of the First Christian Church.
          Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Sleeth Funeral Home with Rev. James H. Horner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday December 15, 1927
Mrs. Nancy Jane Crane, Age 90,
Is Dead At Home of Daughter,
Mrs. Charles White
          Mrs. Nancy Jane Crane, age 90, widow of  Henry Thomas Crane, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles White, 719 Colescott street, at eight-thirty o’clock this morning. Death was attributed to senility.
          The deceased was born near Frankfort, July 6, 1837 [daughter of  James M. and  Ellen (Lockridge) Jones]. She was married May 30, 1887 to Mr. Crane whose death occurred about six years ago. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Crane, five of whom survive. A son, Howard, died in infancy and a daughter,  Mrs. Nannie Phillips, died six years ago. The children who survive their mother are two daughters,  Mrs. Ida White, at whose home Mrs. Crane died, and  Mrs. Carrie L. Stansifer, also of this city, and three sons, Oliver J. and  Henry T. Crane of this city and the  Rev. Walter F. Crane, of Valonia, Indiana.  Fifteen grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a nephew, Oral Jones of near Shelbyville also survive.
          Most of Mrs. Crane’s long life had been spent in this community, where she was highly esteemed and had a wide circle of friends.  She was a devoted member of the West Street M. E. church. Funeral services will be held at one o’clock Friday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. White, 713 Colescott street, with the Rev. R. R. Cross, pastor of the West Street church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday June 22, 1922
Henry Thomas Crane Passed Away
At His Home in This City
          Henry Thomas Crane,  aged and lifelong resident of this city and county, died this morning at 4:10 o’clock, at his home at 713 Colescott street, of complications incident to advanced age. Mr. Crane had spent practically his entire life in Shelbyville and Shelby county, and during that time had made a multitude of friends who will mourn his death. Funeral services will be held at the late home Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, the Rev. L.C. Murr officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mr. Crane was a son of  James and  Nancy Crane, and was born in Shelby county, June 30, 1833.  He is the last of a family of 10 children and at the time of death was 88 years, 11 months and 22 days old. On May 30, 1865, he was united in marriage with  Miss Nancy Jane Jones,  who survives.  He had been an active and devoted member of the West Street M. E. Church for many years and was held in high esteem by his many friends throughout this city and county.  Besides the widow, he leaves five children, namely,  Oliver and  Henry Crane, of this city;  Walter Crane, of Napoleon, Indiana;  Mrs. Alonzo [Carrie L.] Stansifer, of Brandywine township, and  Mrs. Charles [Ida] White of this city.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, November 28, 1910
          Orville H.,  son of  Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Crane,  died at their home at 272 South West street at 2 a.m. Monday, of pneumonia, age one month and nineteen days.  He leaves a father and mother, three brothers and one sister, this being the first death in the family.  Private funeral services will be held at the late home Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Scull officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill, Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 18, 1900
Page 8 column 7
On Monday of 
Mrs. M. H. Crane From Heart Failure
            The death of Mrs. Lizzie M. Crane, wife of  M. H. Crane, occurred at the family residence, No. 19 West South street, at 1:15 p.m. Monday of heart trouble.  Mrs. Crane was the daughter of  Andrew Thompson, of Rush County, where she was born forty-one years and sixteen days ago, and where the remains were taken, in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son for interment, the time not being set yet.  Mrs. Crane had been in poor health several months, but her demise was sudden and unexpected to her husband and friends.  She leaves no children.  The funeral took place under the auspices of the degree of Pocahontas, of which deceased was a charter member.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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