|Posted By:||Tyler Crane|
|Subject:||Re: JOHN W CRANE|
|Post Date:||November 02, 2012 at 15:19:47|
|Forum:||South Carolina Genealogy Forum|
There is a more-detailed Crane family tree here on genealogy.com at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/r/a/David-Paul-Crane/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0563.html. Orville Wade Crane, who you mentioned, was my great-great grandfather. My family has some newspaper clippings that describe his rather peculiar death. He was apparently the sheriff of the Granfield, OK region in the 1930s and was shot in the abdomen with his own gun by a prisoner he was transporting from "Indian Territory." My still-living great grandmother said that she visited Orville Wade Crane in the hospital after he was shot, while her spouse, Orvil Wade Crane was deployed overseas in the US military. Pretty interesting story.