Edith Stanley Andrus (1872-1950)

Edith Stanley Andrus Crane
Grandmother Edith Crane
Born:1 Apr 1872 Brookline, New York
Died:26 Sep 1950 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Father:Roderic Kinsey Andrus
Mother:Katherine Elizabeth Leinweber
SiblingsEdith Stanley Andrus
Elizabeth Helen Crane
Married:19 May 1897 Cincinnati, Ohio
Spouse:Guy Gilman Crane
Children:Gladys Faith Crane
Dorothy Andrus Crane
Roderic Dwight Crane
Baby boy Crane
Elizabeth Helen Crane

Grand Rapids Press, Wednesday, September 27, 1950:

Illness Is Fatal
To Mrs. Crane

Mrs. Edith Stanley Crane, 78, longtime resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, who had resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Houser of 359 Bristol rd., NW, since the death of her husband last April, died Tuesday in Butterworth hospital after a two-day illness.

Mrs. Crane was the widow of Guy G. Crane, a former utilities executive in Michigan, Ohio and Maine. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Walnut Hills, Cincinnati suburb, and was active in music circles in Cincinnati many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Houser, Mrs. Donald Price of Petoskey and Mrs. Alonzo Boothe of Cincinnati; one son, Roderick Crane of Battle Creek, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Helen Andrus of Cincinnati.

Funeral services and burial will be at Cincinnati.


Grand Rapids Press, ca May 1947:

There'll be Celebrating at the Houser Home
It will be a four-in-one celebration when Mr. and Mrs. Guy G. Crane of Cincinnati, Ohio, come to Grand Rapids to observe their golden anniversary May 19.

Also celebrating wedding anniversaries on the same date will be a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert L. Houser of 359 Bristol-av., NW, and a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Duvernay of Petoskey.

In addition May 19 will be Mr. Crane's seventy-third birth anniversary.

For Mr. and Mrs. Houser, at whose home the festivities will be held Sunday, it will be their nineteenth anniversary; for Mr. and Mrs. Duvernay, their second.

Utilities Manager.

Frequent Grand Rapids visitors in recent years, Mr. and Mrs. Crane spent most of their married years in Michigan. For several years Mr. Crane was manager of the municipal electrical power plant at Lansing and subsequently manager of the Owosso gas plant. In addition Mr. Crane served as general manager of the Rockford, Ill., water and electric light plant and manager of the Bangor Me., gas plant. He supervised the work the first time a mine was electrified in Ohio.

Mr. Crane was born in Flora, IL. His wife, 75 years old, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. They were married at Cincinnati, to which city they returned a few years ago. He left retirement at the start of the war to take a "temporary" psot with one of the largest electrical concerns in the midwest. Still busy at the "temporary" job, Mr. Crane insists he'll find time to retire yet.

Family to Be Present.

The Cranes have three daughters and one son. All will be present for the Sunday festivities. In addition to Mrs. Houser, they are Mrs. Alonzo Boothe of Cincinnatti, Mrs. Donald Price of Petoskey and Roderick Crane of Battle Creek. Mr. Boothe, Mr. Price and Mrs. Crane also will be guests. Others attending from out of town will include the Roderick Cranes' three sons; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Heinz and children of Flint, and James and Dorothy Price of Petoskey.


*Personal knowledge of Dorothy Andrus Crane Price

*Aunt Gladys Houser's Marriage Book in possession of Donna Heinz in April 1990.
               Edith died of a stroke.

*1880 Federal Census, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, page 198A:
                  ANDRUS, Roderch
                                   , Edith, Single, Female, 8, NY, At School

*Death: Walnut Hills Cemetery records:
             Name: Edith Stan. Crane
             Address: 359 BristolL Ave., Grand Rapids, Mich.
             Born: Brooklyn, N.Y.
             Date of Death: Sep 26, 1950
             Age: 78
             Reason: Cerebral Thrombosis
             Marital Status: W
             Spouse: Guy Crane
             Parents: Roderick K. & Katherine Andrus
             Nearest Relative: Elizabeth Boothe
             Relative Address: 234 Woolper Ave.
             Interment Number: 48171
             Interment Date: Sep 29, 1950
             Cemetery Location: Section: 7 Lot: 185 Grave: K-L Row:
             Funeral Director: W.D.Jacocks Funeral Home
             Remarks: Lot owner-H. Leinweber

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