Bio: Crane, Edward J. & Sons (Feed Mill)



Surnames: Crane


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 1967 Christmas Edition


Edward J. Crane & Sons' Feed Mill

Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin


Edward J. Crane began his business career in the seed and feed business in partnership with his father, Wilder W.  "Ed" was also in the general merchandise business in Stanley as well as the logging and sawmill business at Crane.  Later, his sons, Kenneth and Donald joined the business as well.  In 1911 he and his family moved to Owen, opening a large feed store on the same site where today’s business is situated.  An energetic and aggressive businessman he continued to expand his business holdings in Owen, as well as establishing seed stores in neighboring communities until today he and his two sons own and operate stores in Owen, Chippewa Falls, Abbotsford, Stanley, Cadott, Thorp, Medford, Cornell, Greenwood, Colfax and Bloomer, Wis.  As the business continued to grow he moved his residence to Chippewa Falls, making that exchange the headquarters for his holdings, leaving Owen in 1919.


Census Records

1880 Federal Census, Weyauwega, Waupaca, Wisconsin

Name: Eddie Crane 
Age: 1
Estimated birth year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's Name: Wilder W.
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Isabel
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
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Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members: Name Age
Wilder W. Crane 37
Isabel Crane 33
Henry Crane 13
Eliza Crane 10
Mary Crane 8
Salome Crane 7
William Crane 5
Nellie Crane 3
Eddie Crane 1
Salome Crane 71
Salome Crane 33

Related Links

Obit: Crane, Edward (1878 – 1953)

Obit: Crane, Edward J. #2 (1878 – 1953)

Obit: Crane, E. J. #3 (?– 1953)


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