Alfred E. Crane was born August 16, 1847 in Fremont, Sandusky County Ohio, the son of Amos W. and Esther Glick Crane. He married Lydia Steffey on Apr 8, 1876 at Clyde, Sandusky Co., Ohio. They were the parents of three children, Leslie, Virginia, and Cleveland Crane.
He was a retired painter, and cause of death was by a self-inflicted shotgun wound at the home of his son Cleveland Crane in Plainfield Twp., Iosco Co., Michigan on May 29, 1916.
His age at death was 68 yrs., 9 months, 13 days, and he is buried at the Oak Grove South Branch Cemetery, Ogemaw Co., Michigan.
Note: Even though Alfred's name is spelled "Alferd" on two pictures of his stone, the correct name is Alfred as given on his death certificate and family histories.