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 George Tillinghast Cranston

George Tillinghast Cranston

Birth
North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 25 Oct 1894 (aged 50)
North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Lot 49
Memorial ID 52897427 · View Source
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Hon. George T. Cranston has been representative since 1881 as a republican. He has been a merchant here since 1877, when he succeeded Absalom N. Gardiner. He was the husband of Elizabeth P. Gardiner

He was born here in 1844. He was the son of Cyrus N. Cranston, grandson of Samuel, great-grandson of Thomas and great-great-grandson of Caleb.

He enlisted for three years in Company E, Third R. I. Heavy Artillery and served eighteen months; was then transferred, and was eighteen months a member of Horse Battery B, First U. S. Regular Artillery. Thirty days after his discharge he re-enlisted in the Tenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 17 years old at his first enlistment.
He was a Veteran of the Civil War.

He was the father of a son and a daughter. The daughter was a student in the Rhode Island Normal School.

From: History of Washington and Kent Counties,
Rhode Island
(by J. R. Cole W.W.Preston & Co., New York, 1889)
p. 1232

From FAG contributor Karen Ferency Baker



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Inscription

Past Department Commander, Company E. 3rd R.I.H.A.


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  • Added: 27 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52897427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Tillinghast Cranston (9 Jul 1844–25 Oct 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52897427, citing Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by SCVet (contributor 47208046) .