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William Clarence Cranmer
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Birth: 1844
Death: Jul. 27, 1922

Philadelphia Inquirer, July 28, 1922

Former City Surveyor Ill for Twelve Days

After an illness dating from a paralytic stroke twelve days ago, William C. Cranmer, former City Surveyor, who made the first plan of the Parkway and surveyed the line of the Market street subway, died at his home, 1915 North Twenty-third street yesterday. He was in his seventy-eighth year.

Cranmer was in employ of the city as a surveyor and regulator for thirty-five years. Prior to his entry into the municipal service he was in the army engineer corps and also was engaged in railroad construction. He was a member of Melita Lodge, No. 205, F/ and A. M., and Mary Commandery, Knights Templar.

Previous to his Philadelphia experience, he did the preliminary work on the Kansas City Bridge, the park at Allegheny, Pa., harbor and fortification work for the United States Engineer Corps, assistant on location and construction for the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and branches of the Beech Creek Railroad.

He is survived by two sons, Clarence W. Cranmer and Allen L. Cranmer and a daughter, Mrs. May C. Sykes. He will be buried tomorrow in West Laurel Hill Cemetery."

Philadelphia Inquirer, July 30, 1922
"CRANMER - July 27, WILLIAM CLARENCE CRANMER, at his late residence, 1915 N. 23d st. Relatives and friends, also Bureau of Surveys, and Melita Lodge, No. 295, F. and A. M., are invited to attend funeral services, Mon., 2 P. M. precisely, at David H. Schuyler Building, Broad and Damond sts. Int. private, at family mausoleum at West Laurel Hill Cem." 
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  Sallie E. Cranmer (1849 - 1917)
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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William Clarence Cranmer
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