This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.

The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.

CRANE–Linda Theresa Crane was born in Iberia, Morrow County O., Nov. 5, 1869, and died at the home of her parents in Attica, O., June 29, 1894, at the age of 24 years 7 months and 24 days.
She united with the M. P. church of this place, August 25, 1889. For years she had battled against her recognized enemy, consumption. For the seven months preceding her death she was confined to her home most of the time hoping against hope; though for the last four weeks of life, she realized that her days were numbered.
Sister Linda was one of those young women who exercised an unswerving devotion to the noblest christian principles. A great favorite in the community, she was loved and respected as few are.
No pastor could bear that she would in anyway lower the standard of the cause of Christ which she had so earnestly espoused.
Until her last illness she was a faithful attendant at the Sunday school and all the church services. She was especially valued and loved as a member of the C. E. society, and is the first of that noble band to claim the ultimate reward of true Christian Endeavor. Though departed she still lives in memory as an example to young and old of christian patience and faith.
To pastor and friends she gave repeated and unhesitating testimony to her complete confidence in Christ, and of her willingness and earnest desire to go and be at “rest.”
She leaves a christian father and mother who deeply, yet resignedly mourn her loss. Her only sister died some six years since.
The respect in which she was held was indicated by the large attendance at the funeral, the church being crowded to its utmost capacity. A very appropriate and beautiful feature of the service was the attendance of the 30 members of the Y.P.S.C.E. in a body and acting as a guard of honor.
The funeral services occured July 1 from the M. P. church, conducted by the pastor, assisted by Rev. J. R. Hall of the Baptist church. Text, Heb. IV, 9., “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”


In Memoriam.

A loving tribute offered by the Attica High School Alumni Society, in memory of our lamented school-mate, Miss Linda Crane.
For the third time in the history of our society, we are called upon to mourn the loss of one of our most valued members.
Our hearts are filled with sadness but we are assured that our loss is her gain, and that we can with profit emulate her example, knowing that her life and character were possessed of all the attributes of christian womanhood. Therefore be it
Resolved. That, in the death of Linda Crane the Attica Alumni has lost an esteemed and faithful member, whose interest in our society was ever manifest by her cheering words and loyal devotion.
Resolved, That, we extend our tenderest sympathy to the bereft parents and relatives and commend them to the Father of mercies who hath said, “I will never leave nor forsake thee.”
Resolved. That, this testimonial of our sympathy and sorrow be placed on a memorial page of the record book and a copy presented to the family of our beloved schoolmate.




At the home of her parents on East High street

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1894

At 3:45 A. M.

Linda Theresa Crane

Aged 24 Years, 7 Months and 24 Days.

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Funeral services will be held at M P. Church Sunday, at 11 o’clock, A. M., Rev. E. W. Bradley, pastor, officiating.



I know that thou art gone home

To the land of rest,

Where all is peace and quietness

To dwell with the Spirit Blest.

She has suffered, O ! our Father,

How much, Thou alone can tell

But methinks I hear a whisper,

Now she rests and all is well.

We’ll miss her, our dear one,

We’ll miss her in our home

For she dwelleth now in heaven

Never more from there to roam.

Our hearts ward sad and heavy

As we laid her down to rest,

But the gates were left ajar

That she might enter over there.

But we know that we’ll meet her

When our days on earth are past

And in heaven with joy we greet her

At our Savior’s feet at last.