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Ann CRANER

Female 1838 - 1906  (67 years)


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  • Name Ann CRANER 
    Born 15 Jul 1838  Maxstoke, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _AMTID 110112919646:1030:113090087 
    _FSFTID L8B3-MDJ 
    _UID AC26A5246111D511804F444553540000F268 
    Died 25 Apr 1906  Winder Ward Mill, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Apr 1906  City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I509  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2013 

    Father George Benjamin CRANER,   b. 3 Jun 1799, Maxstoke, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1854, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth WEST,   b. 1 Mar 1799, Fillongley, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1869, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1819  Fillongley, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Reuben MILLER,   b. 4 Sep 1811, Reading, Burks, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1882, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1856  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Orrin Porter MILLER,   b. 11 Sep 1858, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1918, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Mary Elizabeth MILLER,   b. 5 Nov 1860, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1901, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. Louisa MILLER,   b. 22 Nov 1862, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1883  (Age 20 years)
     4. George Benjamin MILLER,   b. 19 Feb 1865, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1927, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. Harriet Ann MILLER,   b. 11 Mar 1867, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1933, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Lenora MILLER,   b. 26 Mar 1869, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1918, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. Milton Henry MILLER,   b. 8 Aug 1871, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1875  (Age 4 years)
     8. Walter Frederick MILLER,   b. 6 Sep 1873, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1942  (Age 69 years)
     9. Mailon John MILLER,   b. 20 Sep 1877, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1952, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Nellie Craner MILLER,   b. 30 Sep 1879, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1935, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     11. Duane Reuben MILLER,   b. 15 Jan 1883, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1945, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1838 - Maxstoke, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Dec 1856 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Apr 1906 - Winder Ward Mill, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Apr 1906 - City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ann was the tenth child and fourth daughter born to George Benjamin and Elizabeth West Craner 15 July 1838 in Maxstoke, Warwickshire, England. She was christened 12 August 1838 in Maxstoke, Warwickshire, England. The family lived in Maxstoke. Her father was a laborer.

      When Ann was six years old her family listened to the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her mother was the first to be baptized, 5 June 1845 followed by her brother, George, 1 January 1846, and then her sister, Harriet, 6 January 1846. Her father was baptized 10 March 1846. Ann (age14) and another sister, Martha, were baptized in 1852. One other brother, Abraham Frederick was baptized in 1856.
      For a short time Ann (age 14) lived in Coleshill Meridan, Warwickshire, England in the household of William Linforth and family as a servant nurse.

      The Saints were encouraged to come to Zion in America when they were able. George, Ann's older brother, came to America first in 1851. He established a home and farm in Tooele, Tooele, Utah and sent money to his family in England to emigrate. On 22 February 1854, Ann (age 15) along with her parents, two sisters Harriet (age 20), Martha (age 9) and her brother, John (age 11) set sail from Liverpool, England on the ship Windermere for America.

      They had many harrowing experiences at sea. They arrived at New Orleans 23 April 1854. A few days later they boarded a steam boat and journeyed to St. Louis, Missouri. The journey then continued on to Kansas City. Ann's father died on the Kansas plains en route to Utah. Her mother and the four children arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah on 1 October 1854. They then went on to Tooele, Tooele, Utah to live with George. What a joyous reunion and relief it was to finally arrive to their new home!

      At the age of eighteen, Ann married Reuben Miller, 9 December 1856 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Reuben was a polygamist. When Ann married Reuben, he had two other wives, Rhoda Ann Letts, and Orice Burnham. He later married a fourth wife, Jane Hughes.

      Reuben, his two wives and family, a hired hand by the name of Burk-eight of them all together- previously had immigrated from Nauvoo to the Salt Lake Valley in 1849. He brought with him four wagons, eleven oxen, five cows, two pigs, a dog, and a cat. The family settled near Cottonwood Creek, Salt Lake County, Utah. They lived in a dug-out for about 18 months before Reuben built a two story adobe dwelling house for his family, located in Mill Creek, Salt Lake County, Utah. He was a man of energy and soon became prosperous in farming and raising stock and sheep. He was a good provider for his large family.

      In 1856 when Ann became Reuben's third wife, he was well established. Ann lived the life of a polygamist wife. She was 20 years younger than his other two wives. They must have developed a good friendship and relationship in order to live in the same household and care for all of the children. Reuben was always involved in the church and community. He was Bishop of the Mill Creek Ward from 1850 until his death. He was elected county commissioner during the early days and held that office for 36 years. He was involved in the initial planning and construction of the early canals, principal roads and irrigation systems in the Salt Lake Valley. He sat at the convention of 1862 when a constitution was framed for the State of Deseret and a memorial was adopted asking for Utah's admission into the Union.

      In 1869, once again, Reuben took another young wife, Jane Hughes (age 20).

      The 1870 Census of Mill Creek, Utah shows the Millers real estate of $5000, value of personal estate $2000. Living in the household was Reuben (age 58) his occupation as a farmer, his four wives, and twelve children living at home.
      In the Mill Creek Ward records of 9 November 1875, it shows that Reuben Miller baptized his four wives, Rhoda Ann Letts, Orice Burnham, Ann Craner, Jane Hughes and five of his oldest children by Ann. Apparently, at that time, a person could be baptized more than just once.

      Ann and Reuben were the parents of eleven children.