Miami Union

January 4, 1879 

CRANE, MRS. PRISCILLA J. (nee: Eddy) - In Fredonia, N. Y., Dec. 28, Mrs. Priscilla J., widow of the late Hon. John Crane, and mother of C. T. Crane, of Troy, Ohio, in the 70th year of her age.  Mrs. Crane was a daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Eddy and was born in Horwick, N. Y., June 21, 1809.  She was married to Judge Crane at Fredonia, by Rev. Elish Tucker, Nov. 19, 1829, and has ever since resided in this village.  He died May 18, 1860.  Mrs. Crane was greatly beloved by a large circle of acquaintances, and was a most exemplary woman in all the duties and responsibilities of life.  She was for more than forty years a member of the Presbyterian Church of this village, and faithfully discharged her Christian duties.  She was always cheerful and patiently bore the trials of life of which she had her share, with true Christian resignation.  Thus one by one the "mothers in Israel" depart, and who shall take their places?  She leaves six children to mourn their great loss--four sons and two daughters.  The oldest, John Eddy, died in 1861.  Mrs. Crane was a sister of Mrs. Dr. Walworth.  Judge Crane was the largest contributor to the erection of the old Presbyterian Church edifice, and without his aid it could not have been erected.  The funeral was attended this Tuesday p.m. at her late residence, on East Main St.  There was a large attendance some of whom have known her during the whole time of her residence here, some fifty years.  Her Christian character, her habitual cheerfulness, her kindness of heart and noble womanly virtues were most worthily presented by the pastor, Rev. A. L. Benton.  Rev. Dr. Stillman of Dunkirk, who came there in 1836, took part in the exercises.--Fredonia Censor, Jan 1.

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