James Crane (1830 - 1886) MP

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Birthplace: Penally, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Herriman, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
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LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p. 579

Crane, James, Bishop of Herriman Ward (Jordan Stake of Zion), Salt Lake county, Utah, from 1877 to 1886, was born in the village of Penally, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, In April, 1830. While yet an infant his father died, and James was raised with strangers under circumstances of want and poverty. He was baptized March 21, 1851. One month later (April 21, 1851) be was ordained to the office of a Priest and sent out to preach the gospel. In the following December he was ordained an Elder.

He emigrated to American in 1856, crossing the Atlantic in the ship "Samuel Curling," which sailed from Liverpool April 19th of that year.

He found employment around New York city until the spring of 1858, when he removed to the State of Iowa. There he married Alice Davies, and in 1859 came to Utah with his wife. They located in the Sugar House Ward, where Elder Crane acted as a Ward teacher and was ordained a Seventy Aug. 20, 1869. A few days later (Aug. 26th) he was made a president of the 26th quorum of Seventy.

In March, 1869, he removed to Herriman. A few months later he was appointed to act as second counselor to Pres. Ensign I. Stocking, a position which he filled until 1876, when Pres. Stocking removed from the Ward, and Elder Crane was appointed presiding Priest of Herriman, acting in that capacity under the direction of Bishop Archibald Gardner, of West Jordan, until the reorganization of the Ward, June 17, 1877, when he was ordained Bishop of the same. This position he occupied until the time of his death, which occurred July 6, 1886.

Bishop Crane raised a large family and lived long enough to see most of his children grow to man and womanhood; and they are all faithful members of the Church at the present time. His name is held in honorable remembrance by the Saints of Herriman, who esteem him for his kindness and nobility of character. He was a wise and consistent leader and an exemplary Latter-day Saint.

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James Crane's Timeline

April 1, 1830
Penally, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
April 17, 1830
Penally, Pembroke, Wales, United Kingdom
April 5, 1858
Age 28
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, United States
January 29, 1866
Age 35
Herriman, Salt Lake County, Utah
July 6, 1886
Age 56
Herriman, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Herriman, Salt Lake County, Utah