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James Henry Cranston
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1854
Ohio, USA
Death: 1919

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Capay cemetery over the remains of James Cranston. The services were very largely attended by the many friends of the well known Yolo county rancher, and many beautiful floral offerings were banked about the casket. Rev. Mr. Parker, of Esparto, officiated, speaking words of comfort to those bereaved.

February 19, 1919 Woodland Daily Democrat, Woodland California
Impressive Funeral Services Are Held for J.H. Cranston
Funeral services for James H. Cranston were held at the Capay cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives were gathered for the occasion. Rev. Parker of Esparto was the officiating clergyman.
The pallbearers were: Lester and George Cranston, Merlin Duncan, H.J. Taber, J.E. Winter and Garfield Winter.
James H. Cranston was one of the most successful ranchers in the Capay valley. He was born in Ohio, October 6, 1854. When he was 12 years of age his parents left Ohio for Iowa. He came to California in '77. He was one of a family of five children, who, was the exception of one sister, Lizzie, are living in Iowa.
A few years later he married Ellie Chard, and the couple settled on the ranch at Brooks where Cranston died. The ranch comprises 312 acres and is known as the "Chard Place"
He is survived by his wife and one son and two daughters, Arnold Cranston of Brooks, Mrs. Bessie Wieland of Nevada, and Mrs. Garfield Winter of Brooks. With the exception of Mrs. Wieland, who is ill in a San Francisco hospital, all the children were at the funeral Wednesday.

February 20, 1919 Woodland Daily Democrat, Woodland California

Family links: 
  Ella C. Cranston (1864 - 1956)
  James Arnold Cranston (1897 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Capay Cemetery
Yolo County
California, USA
Created by: Scott Bolliger
Record added: Jul 28, 2009
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James Henry Cranston
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James Henry Cranston
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James Henry Cranston
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