John William Crank

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					John William Crank
b. 00 Dec 1847                   Lawrence Co., Kentucky
dec: 16 Jan 1923                 East Fork, Boyd Co., Kentucky
mar: 1862 wife: Matilda Elkil, nee Mullins, b.Feb 1830, Va.;
                         dec’d. 27 Aug 1911;
                         mar’d. in Lawrence Co., Ky.
parents:
         Jeremiah Crank, b.1822, Floyd Co., Ky.;
                 dec’d. ca.1883, Fallsburg, Lawrence Co., Ky.;
                  aka Jerry Crank
         Mary C. Woods, b.1824, Va.;
                 dec’d. after 1883, Fallsburg, Ky.;
                  aka Polly Woods
children: known
Nancy                    b. 1862; no further data
Jackson                  b. 1864; no further data
Elizabeth                b. 1865; no further data
Thomas                   bc. 1868; dec’d. ca.1900; mar’d. ca.1888, wife unidentified;
                                 no further data
Mary F.                  b. 1870; no further data
John Andrew              b. 16 Apr 1874; dec’d. 27 May 1948, Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., Ky.;
                                 mar’d. 1914, Lawrence Co., Ky., Bertha Mae Wilson,
                                 b.12 Sep 1895, Ky.; dec’d. 30 Nov 1980, Indiana
Flora B.                 b. 1877; mar’d 30 Apr 1902, Harvey Pruitt
Wade Crank               b. 04 Mar 1879; dec’d. ca.1945, Cabell Co., W.Va.; mar’d.
                                 ca.1904, Romandza Rice, b.01 Oct 1877, Lawrence City,
                                 Scioto Co., Ohio; dec’d. 23 Oct 1941, Huntington,
                                 Wayne Co., W.Va.
   all born in Kentucky
 others in hshld:
         1900; Bascom Crank, grandson, b.04 Mar 1889, b.Ky.
source:
1) 1850 census Kentucky, Lawrence Co.: fam.#475, Jeremiah Crank, 28, farmer, b.Ky.;
... ; John, 2, b.Ky.
2) 1860 census Kentucky, Lawrence Co., p.651: hshld.#171, fam.#171, Jeremiah Crank,
millwright, b.Ky; ... ; John W., 13, b.Ky.
3) 1862, Marriage Records of Lawrence Co., Ky., Vol.5, p.177; John Crank mar’d.
Matilda Elkin (specific date lost in computer crash).
4) 1864/ 65; served with the 1st Capitol Guards, Sandy Battalion, Co. C. (Union or
Confederate ?)
5) 1870 census Kentucky, Lawrence Co., p.219; hshld. of John Crank, W, M, age 22;
Matilda, W, F, wife, b.Va.; Nancy, 8, dau; Jackson, 6, son; Elizabeth, 4, dau; Mary F.,
2 ½, dau.; all children born Ky. Note; dau, Nancy, b.1861, not listed in this hshld.
6) 1880 census Kentucky, Lawrence Co., Twin Branches, Dist.#13: hshld. of John
Crank, W, age 31, Ky.; Matilda, wife, age 45, Ky.; Jackson, son, 16; Elizabeth, dau, 15;
Mary F., dau, 10; John A., son, 5; Flora B., dau, 3; Waide, son, 2; all born Ky.
7) 1898 Lawrence Co., Ky. School Census; names of children as above.
8) 1900 census Kentucky, Boyd Co., East Fork:
 a) hshld. of John Crank, W, age 53, b.Dec 1847, Ky., living alone *.
 b) hshld of Matilda Crank *, W, b.Feb 1835, Va.; John Crank, son, Apr 1876; Wade,
son, Feb 1878; sons b.Ky.
9) 1910 census Kentucky, Lawrence Co.
 a) hshld. of Wade Crank, W, age 30, b.Ky.; Romanda, wife, 23, b.Ohio; Homer, son,
age 6, b.Ky.; Ellias, son, age 4, b.Ky.; Edgar, son, age 2, b.Ky.; Ella, dau, age 1, b.Ky.;
John (W.) Crank, father, age 60, b.Ky.
 b) 1910 Kentucky Miracode Index, Lawrence Co., Enumeration District: 0106, Visit:
0122; hshld. of Wade Crank, W, age 30, b.Ky.; wife, Romanda, 23, b.Ohio; son,
Homer, 06, b.Ky.; son, Elias, 04, b.Ky.; son, Edgar, 02, b.Ky.; daughter, Ella, NR,
b.Ky.; father, John, 60, b.Ky.
 c) hshld. of John (A.) Crank, W, age 38, b.Ky.; Matilda *, mother, age 80, b.W.Va.
10) 1920 census Kentucky, Boyd Co.: hshld. of John A. Crank, W, age 48; Bertha, wife,
24; ... ; John Crank, father, 71; all b.Ky. * Note; obviously, from census listings, John
W. Crank & Matilda Eskil, nee Mullins, had personal differences that caused a permanent
seperation. Son, John A. Crank, first supported his mother until her death and later
maintained John W., his father, in his declining years.
11) from History of Lawrence Co. (Ky.) under 'Crank Family'; John W. listed as son of
Jeremiah & Mary Woods Crank. Wife's name given as Matilda Elkil. Children listed as
above except for Bascom.
12) papers of Jeanne Carter, Ashland, Ky.: gives name of 2nd wife, Nancy Albright; (**
incorrect, Nancy E. Albright, b.Feb 1878, W.Va., was the wife of John William Crank,
b.23 Sep 1871, son of George Washington Crank.)
13) papers of Charles E. Crank, Warren, Ohio; names Thomas Crank, dec'd. bfr.1900, as
father of Bascom Crank, ie; Thomas, an older son of John W. & Matilda Crank.
14) Kentucky Death Index, 1911/ 2000; John Crank, dec’d. 16 Jan 1923, Boyd Co. Age,
76 yrs. Vol.01, Cert.# 251.
14a) private source says Ky. death cert. #0231 claims death of John Wm. Crank was due
to pneumonia. Also, that he was a farmer, was interred 17 Jan 1922, England Hill,
Catlettsburg, Ky; re-interred Catlettsburg Cem. (no date given). * Note; John Wm.
dec’d. 16 Jan 1923.
14b) Lawrence Co., Ky. Death certificate of John Wm. Crank was filed by his daughter,
Flora B., on which his parents were noted as Jerry Crank and Polly Woods, born in Ohio

				
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