Florence <I>Crannell</I> Means

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Florence Crannell Means

  • Birth 15 May 1891 Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, New York, USA
  • Death Nov 1980
  • Burial Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
  • Plot Block 25
  • Memorial ID 47371513

American author. Florence Crannell Means was a ground-breaking children's author in that she wrote about the lives of American minorities. She was born in Baldwinsville, New York, the daughter of a Baptist minister, and lived in a number of states including Kansas and Colorado. One of her first books (co-written with Harriet Fulton) was "Rafael and Consuelo" (1929) which was a story about Mexicans living in the United States. She wrote of migrant workers in "Knock at the Door" (1956), and American Indians in "The Rains Will Come"(1954) and "Our Cup is Broken" (1969). He book "The Moved-Outers" (1945) was named a Newbery Honor Book; it told the story of an average California family in the days before the Pearl Harbor bombing, who were of Japanese descent. The family's internment in government relocation camps is quite powerful and poignant. She is credited with bringing social conscience to children's literature.

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Interments inscribed on opposite side of tombstone are Philip Wendell Crannell (1861-1936), Fannie(Grout) Crannell (1859-1947) and Effie Euretta Crannell (1887-1911).





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  • Added: 31 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47371513
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Florence Crannell Means (15 May 1891–Nov 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47371513, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Michael (contributor 47072256) .