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Carso Crane
Born 1837
CARSO CRANE, farmer, Cass Twp., Sec. 17; P.O. Anamosa; was born in Seneca Co., N.Y., in 1837; his parents removed to Orleans Co. when he was about 12 years of age; he came to Jones Co. in the fa11 of 1856; in 1860, he crossed the Plains to Colorado, returning the same year. He enlisted, in 1861, in Co. D, 9th I.V.I., and served nearly two years; he went into the service as Second Lieutenant and was promoted to the first lieutenantcy in the latter part of August, 1862; he was not commissioned as Captain, but commanded his company in nearly all the battles in which they took part; was engaged in the battles of Pea Ridge, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post and the siege of Vicksburg; he resigned in March, 1863. He was married to Electa Glidden, daughter of William S. Glidden, of Orleans Co, N.Y.; they have two children—Fred and Lizzie. Mr. Crane's farm contains 135 acres of land. He has been a Justice of the Peace of Cass Township. He and his wife are members of the Congregational Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 694.


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