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Manley
Wilson
Cranford, Jr.

(1860 -1927)

Manley
Wilson
Cranford Sr.

(1821 -1889)

James
Cranford


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Manley Wilson Cranford Jr.

 
 

Born: 06 Sep 1860, Catawba, Catawba Co, NC
Died:  14 Mar 1927, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co, NC

 

Manley Wilson Cranford, Jr. was born 06 Sep 1860 in Catawba, Catawba County, North Carolina to Manley Wilson Cranford, Sr. (1821-1889) and Mary Martha Lomax.

 
 
The 1879 Catawba County Census shows Manley Wilson Cranford Sr and Martha living in the Mountain Creek Township of Catawba County with their four children: Laura (age 15), Mary (age 13), Nancy (age 11) and Manly Wilson Jr. (age 9). Manley Wilson Cranford Sr. was 47 years old and Martha was 40. The Real Estate Value of his farm was $500 and his Person Estate was valued at $200.
 
1870 Catawba County, NC, Census
Last Name First Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Estate Value Personal Estate Birth Males 21+
Cranford Wilson 47 M W Farmer $500 $200 NC X
------- Martha 40 F W Keeping House     NC  
------- Laura 15 F W At Home     NC  
------- Mary 13 F W "     NC  
------- Nancy 11 F W "     NC  
------- Manley 9 M W       NC  
 
 
 
 
Manley W. Cranford, Jr., age 20, married Sarah Elizabeth "Lizey" Caldwell, age 20, daughter of Phillip & Sarah Caldwell, on 18 Mar 1880.  The person performing the marriage was J. A. Sherrill (Minister), and the Witnesses were Charles L. McCaul, L. A. Killian, and Jay Beatty.
 
 
The 1910 Census shows Manley Wilson Cranford, Jr. (age 49) living in Mecklenburg County, NC with his wife, Elizabeth (age 4) and his mother Martha (age 87). The family was living on North Main Street in Deweese Township of Davidson.  Their children in the family home were Grace (age 21), Spencer (age 19), Reid (age 14), Charlotte (age 12) and Elizabeth (age 9). Manley was working as a merchant
 
1910 Mecklenburg County, NC, Census
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age Single/
Married
Occupation 1 Occupation 2
Cranford Manley W. Head M W 49 M Merchant General Store
------- Elizabeth Wife F W 49 M None  
------- Grace Daughter F W 21 S Teacher Music
------- Spencer Son M W 19 S Salesman General Store
------- Reid Son M W 14 S Salesman General Store
------- Charlotte Daughter F W 12 S None  
------- Elizabeth Daughter F W 9 S None  
------- Martha Mother F W 87 Widow None  
 
 
 
Manley Wilson Cranford, Jr. with his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Caldwell, and children
outside of their home
 
 
 
 
Manley WIlson Cranford Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth Caldwell had 11 children.
 
Children of Manley Wilson Cranford Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth Caldwell
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Minnie Gaither Cranford 26 Sep 1880
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
17 Aug 1966
Greensboro, NC
(Never Married)
George Washington Cranford 12 Dec 1881
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
03 Jan 1913
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
Aley Roberta "Birdie" Lineback
m. 10 Sep 1905
Guilford, NC
Edgar Manley Cranford 31 Jan 1882
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
01 Jun 1957
Concord,
Cabarrus Co, NC
Bertha B. Huskins
m. 23 Dec 1949
Cabarrus NC
Dr. James Franklin Cranford 28 Sep 1884
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
10 Oct 1946
Charlotte,
Mecklenburg, NC
Emily Alice Mobley
m. 18 Apr 1912
Colombia, Richland, SC
Mary Grace Cranford 08 May 1888
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
10 Apr 1956
Charlotte,
Mecklenburg Co, NC
Clifford Ernest Herrick
m. 06 Nov 1912
Mecklenburg Co, NC
Wilson Hessburg Cranford 20 Feb 1890
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
02 Aug 1970
Charlotte
Mecklenburg Co, NC
(1) Myrtle Bostian
m. 29 Dec 1914, Stanley, NC
(2) Anna Ophelia Hartt
m. 10 Jun 1948, Mecklenburg, NC
Spencer Rouse Cranford 12 Jul 1893
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
07 Jul 1960
Durham,
Durham Co, NC
Thelma May Collins
m. 21 Mar 1929
Greensboro, Guilford, NC
Lilly Bell Cranford 02 Apr 1894
Davidson,
Mecklenburg Co, NC
04 Nov 1896
Davidson,
Mecklenburg Co, NC
 
Reid Davis Cranford 18 Jul 1897
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
19 Jul 1918
Soissons, Cote d'Or
Bourgogne
FRANCE
(Never Married)
Killed during
WWI
Charlotte Irene Cranford 25 Jul 1898
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
20 Jun 1986
Charlotte,
Mecklenburg Co, NC
(Never Married)
Sarah Elizabeth Cranford 16 Sep 1900
Davidson
Mecklenburg Co, NC
17 Nov 1981
Greensboro,
Guilford Co, NC
Claudius Dockery, Jr.
m. 25 Sep 1923
Mecklenburg Co, NC
 
 
 

Manley Wilson Cranford, Jr.

 

 
 
 
Manley Wilson Cranford, Jr. died 14 Mar 1927 in  Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co, NC, at the age of 66.
 
Last Will & Testament for Manley Wilson Cranford, Jr.
 
 
 

Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Caldwell Cranford died 23 Jul 1928 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina.

 
 
 
CHILDREN
 
 
 
Reid Davis Cranford
 

Reid Cranford (Right), son of Mr. & Mrs. Manley Wilson Cranford, Jr. of Davidson, NC. 

Mr. Cranford, 22 years of age, was a member of the Marine Corps, and died in France on July 19th, as a result of wounds received in the terrific fighting at the Battle of Soissons.

                 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

WWI Military Muster for Spencer Rouse Cranford

 
Spencer Rouse Cranford enlisted in the US Marines during WWI on 29 Nov 1917.  This particular muster showes that he was part of Company I and was stationed at Paris Island, SC.
 
 

Last Will & Testament for Spencer Rouse Cranford, Sr.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Death Certificate for Spencer Rouse Cranford

 
The Death Certificate for Spencer Rouse Cranford lists his birth date (7-12-1893) and his death date as (7-7-1960).  Spencer was age 66, married to Thelma Collins Cranford, and his parents are listed as Manley Cranford (Jr) and Sarah Caldwell.  It shows that he had served in the military during WWI.  Spencer and Thelma had been living at 940 Bromley Rd, Charlotte, NC.  He died at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC.  Cause of Death was listed as "Uremia" (or E.Coli food contamination).  Contributing causes included "Renal Shutdown" (kidney failure), "myocardial infarction with hypotension" (heart attack) and "generalized arteriosclerosis" (hardening of the arteries).  He lived for one week from the onset of his illness until his death.  He was buried at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC.
 
 
 
 
 

SOURCE

 

A special thanks to Peggy Loftin Brotherton for various photos of the Cranford Family.

Thanks to Barry Brotherton for the photos of the Cranford homeplace.

Thanks to Boyd & Becky Goble for the photo of Manley Wilson Jr.

 
 
 
 
 
 

If you have additional photos or information on Manley Cranford or his family, please contact me.