George Gregg Crane

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  • Name George Gregg Crane 
    Born 7 Jul 1835  Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • In pursuit of that occupation to which he became accustomed in
      earliest youth in Ohio, Mr. Crane, in 1883, settled in Ventura County,
      where he has realized many of his ambitious expectations. He was born
      in Sharon Township, Medina County, Ohio, July 7, 1835. His paternal
      ancestors were all born and reared in or near Deighton, Mass., where
      the original ancestor, from England, one Henry Crane, settled in 1654.
      On the maternal side, Louisa (Briggs) Crane was born in Ontario
      County, N. Y., in 1815, a daughter of Thomas Briggs, also a native of
      Massachusetts. Her brother, George G. Briggs, the pioneer fruit man of
      California, in 1861 became the owner of the Rancho Santa Paula y
      Saticoy, in Ventura County, and said rancho was subdivided and thrown
      open for settlement by him. In 1855 Mr. Crane came to California and
      assisted his uncle, George G. Briggs, in putting out two hundred acres
      of orchard, in addition to the already large orchard then just
      bearing, near Marysville. He also assisted him in putting out an
      orchard of one hundred acres near Oroville, and one of two hundred
      acres on the Sacramento river near Knights Landing. Remaining in
      California something over three years, he then returned to his native
      place in Ohio, married and purchased a farm upon which he resided for
      ten years, when, selling his farm, he removed to Cass county, Mo. Six
      years later he removed to Denver, Colo., where he engaged in the
      wholesale fruit business, shipping from forty to fifty carloads a year
      from Marysville and Sacramento.
      The drought in California of 1877 decided him to quit the fruit
      business and go to the Black Hills of Dakota, the then new mining
      region. There, in company with others, he was successful in locating
      and developing what is known as the Trojan group of mines, near
      Deadwood, which he and his partners sold in 1883 for $10o,000. In the
      same year he removed with his family to Saticoy, Ventura County,
      purchased and settled upon the ranch he now (1902) occupies. This land
      was at once utilized for the raising of lima beans and the setting out
      of walnut trees. Today there is a fine bearing orchard of Santa
      Barbara soft shell walnuts covering fifty acres. Some apricots also
      are raised on the ranch.
      No one has shown more enthusiasm than Mr. Crane in promoting the
      interests of his neighborhood. To further the cause of the walnut
      growers he assisted in the organization of the Saticoy Walnut Growers'
      Association. He was one of tile first stockholders in the People's
      Lumber Company, and has also been vitally interested in the subject of
      water supply. In addition to his home ranch he owns eighty acres of
      land west of Pasadena, which can be developed into grape land.
      Although a Democrat in politics and a stanch upholder of his party, he
      has never cared for office and has never been a candidate but once,
      when he was nominated for supervisor. His kindly and agreeable
      personality has won for him many friends throughout Ventura county. In
      1859 he married Adalina Huntley, who was born in Granger township,
      Medina County, Ohio, in 1836. They are the parents of two children,
      namely: Amy, who is the wife of E. E. Huntley, of Saticoy; and Abbie,
      wife of L. W. Andrews, an attorney of Los Angeles.
    Person ID I28978  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father George Washington Crane,   b. 13 Mar 1809, Berkley, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1884, Sharon, Medina Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Louisa Maria Briggs,   b. 29 Jan 1815, East Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F8933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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