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Mary Arvilla Crane Maynard
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1840
Death: Jul. 14, 1877
Union County
South Dakota, USA

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NAME: Mary Arvilla (Crane) Maynard.
FATHER: Chauncey Ellis Crane.
MOTHER: Sophronia Curtiss/Curtis.
HUSBAND: Solomon VanBuren Maynard.

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NEWSPAPER: "The Iowa Liberal." Volume 6, No. 1. (LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa).
PUBLICATION DATE: Wednesday, July 18, 1877.

"DROWNED. About ten o'oclock Saturday morning [July 14, 1877], three persons were drowned in the Big Sioux River near Portlandville, an old gentleman named [Chauncey Ellis] Crane, MRS. [MARY ARVILLA MAYNARD; daughter of Mr. Chauncey E. Crane], and a seven year old child of Mrs. [Radabaugh].

The party was attempting to ford the river, but were swept into a deep hole. Mrs. [Radabaugh] and another child were saved by the mother retaining her hold on the wagon box. This sad accident makes four drowning cases for this section during the present month."


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"The Iowa Liberal" newspaper article transcribed by Cathy Porter-Maynard.

NOTE # 1: The original 1877 newspaper article, above, had several errors regarding the identity of the individuals who had drowned. These errors now are corrected, and are shown, above, in [square brackets].

NOTE # 2: Mary Arvilla (Crane) Maynard was the wife of Solomon Maynard.

Mr. Chauncey Ellis Crane was the elderly father of Mary (Crane) Maynard, who drowned fording the Big Sioux River. Mr. Crane was also the father of Mrs. Lucia Viola [Crane] Radabaugh, whose young daughter, Viola "Maude" Radabaugh, also drowned that July day in 1877, along with her grandfather and aunt.
[SOURCE: Research of Cathy Porter-Maynard].
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Family links: 
  Chauncey Ellis Crane (1798 - 1877)
  Sophronia Curtiss Crane (1808 - 1872)
  Solomon VanBuren Maynard (1836 - 1931)*
  Rufus W. Maynard (1860 - 1913)*
  Oranous Maynard (1862 - 1910)*
  Sidney Champ Maynard (1865 - 1869)*
  Elthina Maynard (1865 - 1933)*
  Lillie Viola Maynard Cook (1870 - 1962)*
  Chauncey Claud Maynard (1871 - 1947)*
  Otis Rollo Maynard (1876 - 1972)*
  Clarissa Ann Crane Whited (1825 - ____)*
  Lysander Crane (1835 - 1926)*
  Mary Arvilla Crane Maynard (1840 - 1877)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Age 38 Years
Richland Cemetery
Union County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Lot 1 ~ Grave 1
Maintained by: Cathy Porter-Maynard
Originally Created by: USA Grannie
Record added: Jan 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17738325
Mary Arvilla <i>Crane</i> Maynard
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Mary Arvilla <i>Crane</i> Maynard
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Mary Arvilla <i>Crane</i> Maynard
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In memory of Mary Arvilla (Crane) Maynard.
- Cathy Porter-Maynard
 Added: Mar. 19, 2011

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