Rebecca Ann Crane

Female 1844 - 1922  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Ann Crane 
    Born Oct 1844  Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Mar 1922  Alder Springs, Iberia, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Alder Springs Cemetery, Iberia, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I059  Seaver-Bilyeu-Lowell
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2014 

    Father William Lafayette Crane, Sr,   b. Abt 1822, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Washington Bilyeu,   b. 7 Feb 1840, Orange Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1912, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1860  Osage Twp, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Henry Bilyeu,   b. 09 Aug 1866, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1955, Iberia, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. James B Bilyeu,   b. Abt 1866
     3. William J Bilyeu,   b. 1869
     4. Martha A Bilyeu,   b. Abt 1872
     5. Francis Marion Bilyeu,   b. 28 Jun 1871, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1959, Waynesville, Pulaski Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Lewis A Bilyeu,   b. Abt 1875
    +7. George Clinton Bilyeu,   b. 15 Feb 1877, Iberia, Miller Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1954, Spring Hill, Johnson Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Sarah L Bilyeu,   b. Abt 1879
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Oct 1844 - Miller Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Feb 1860 - Osage Twp, Miller Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Alder Springs Cemetery, Iberia, Miller Co., MO Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • OBITUARY, BY ALDER SPRINGS CORRESPONDENT: Mrs. Rebecca Ann Crane was born in Miller County in 1842, departed this life March 10, 1922 at the ripe age of 80 years.

      She became ill of la grippe on Saturday and only lived until the following Friday, when the death angel called her to her reward. Her parents died during her childhood days and when 16 years of age she was united in marriage to William W. Bilyeu, who was a native of Indiana. To this union 13 children were born, 9 of whom preceded her to the great beyond. Those living are J. H. Bilyeu, Hancock, R. 1; G. C. Bilyeu of Ulman; F. M. Bilyeu of Dixon, L. A. Bilyeu of Meta and Mrs. Mary Alexander of Dixon. Since the death of her husband 10 years ago she has made her home with her only daughter, except occasional visits among the other children. Besides her 5 children, 36 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren, she leaves one brother, John Crane, of Ulman, and two half-brothers, B. H. and Jerry Crane, of near Tuscumbia, to mourn her departure. But they sorrow not as those who have no hope because of the fact that this mother lived a Christian life 50 years. She was baptized into Christ at 30 years of age and since then, though many trials and difficulties beset her pathway, she withstood all bravely, living a consistent righteous life. Hence forth, we feel assured that there is a crown of righteousness laid up for her, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give her at his appearing. John, the Divine, says in Revelations 14:13, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Also David, the Psalmist, says in Psalms 116:15, "Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his saints."

      "Grandma," as she was commonly called, was loved by all who knew her, especially by children, as she was so kind and gentle in her ways to them. She would often tell them war stories and of some of the hardships she endured while her husband served in the Civil War. She had received a pension from the U. S. government since the death of her husband.

      Funeral services were held at the meeting house here by Elder H. H. Diestelkamp of Belle, after which the mortal remains were placed in the cemetery near by to await the resurrection morn.