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Parents of Elizabeth Deacon Ritchie

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Re: Parents of Elizabeth Deacon Ritchie

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Roger's father was Harold L. (Gus) Crane, who lived in Dorchester, WI in his early years. Gus was a banker and moved from Dorchester to Manawa around 1930. His parents were Dr. Leonard H. Crane (1879-1946) and Elsie (Rideout) Crane (1881-1948).

L.H. Crane was born at Weyauwega and married Elsie in 1900. After graduating from medical school in 1903, he established his practice at Dorchester and moved to Hortonville in 1925. Their first child, Francis, was born in 1900 and died in 1902. Their only daughter, Lenore/Lenora was born in 1902 and died in a fire in 1920.

Leonard, Elsie, Francis, and Lenore all buried at Union Cemetery at Hortonville. Gus, Cynthia, and Roger are buried at Little Wolf Cemetery at Manawa -- right next to my parents.

Leonard's father was Henry Crane, who (if my information is correct) was married to Emiline Ritchie, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Deacon) Ritchie. This info comes from the obit of Emiline Crane, published in the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern on 30 August 1940, which lists three surviving children: Dr. Marlin Crane of Wittenberg, Dr. Leonard Crane (then of Menasha), and Mrs. George Culver of San Diego, CA. (Emiline had lived with her from 1919 to the time of her death.)

I have quite a number of "bits and pieces" (obits, news items, etc.) about this family and would be glad to share anything that might be of interest. It's not organized in any particular fashion, and to be honest, there are more Crane/Ritchie/Richie connections than I can keep track of!

Besides their son Roger, Gus and Cynthia had two daughters, one of whom lives near you in Eau Claire. If you're not already aware of her and would want to make contact, I could check with her to see if she might be interested in linking up with you.

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