Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 at 10:19:42 :
April 30, 1925
Constable Henry Crane Died Monday
Henry A. Crane, constable of this township for many years, died at the Ross General hospital following an operation in which it was found that he was suffering from cancer of the gall bladder.
Crane was 67 years of age. He was born in Bolinas and spent his early boyhood in San Rafael, where he worked as a delivery boy for a bakery. Following the death of his mother the boy went to the Hayden Ranch at Novato, and for a time worked on the old DeLong ranch.
When quite young Crane went with Ben Hayden to Silver Peak, Nevada, with the gold excitement in that section. The adventure did not prove fruitful and after some years Crane came to San Francisco.
During the past thirty years he has been active in business in San Rafael. He became proprietor for a time of the old Central Hotel, and also the Cypress Villa, or what is now the Carmel Hotel.
He served on the police force of this city for a time and about 15 years ago was elected constable. He retained the latter office up to the time of his death.
The funeral was held today at 9 a.m. from the Sawyer Company parlors and a requiem high mass was celebrated at St. Raphael’s Church. Interment was at Mt. Olivet cemetery.
The deceased was a brother of Charles C. Crane, Mrs. Mary Rowsen, and Mrs. Bella Allen, and the late Peter Crane, and the uncle of William H. and Joseph W. Crane. He was a member of Mt. Tamalpais Parlor No. 64, N.S.G.W.
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