NAMES FROM IRVING WEBSTER CRANE'S DAY BOOK
Contributed by Leola Sutton
This is a listing of names from a day book kept by Irving Webster Crane (1865-1926). Mr. Crane owned a farm
on Crane Road, about one mile north of Butler Center during the late 1800's, until his accidental death in 1926.
The book is a record of persons who worked as laborers on the farm during the harvesting of the cherries,
berries, pears, peaches, and apples. A few businesses are also listed.
Contributed by Leola Sutton.
Who's Who in Mr. Crane's Day Book
Re: Mabel Collins - "Mable [sic] COLLINS was my maternal grandmother. She was born in 1879 to Joseph COLLINS and his wife Margaret EVERHART. She grew up in Town of Galen, mostly in Lock Berlin. After moving to Niagara Falls (c. 1904) she married George WATTS and started her family. She died in LaSalle (now Niagara Falls) in 1941. I am her oldest grandchild, having been born in 1947." Erik Jensen
Re: Hugh Everhart - "Hugh Ross EVERHART was Mabel COLLINS' first cousin. Hugh was born in 1876 in Galen to William Henry ('Tip') EVERHART (1840-1929) and his wife Elizabeth ROSS (1846-1916). Hugh grew up mostly in the Town of Butler. Hugh EVERHART married Maude May BASSET, who may be the same Maude appearing in the CRANE Day Book. Maude May BASSETT (1876-1949) and Hugh EVERHART were the parents of Hazel Mae EVERHART (1898-1978) and Mildred E. EVERHART (1899-1990)." Erik Jensen
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