from Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women Who Died in The Service of the United States and The Allied Nations in The World War 1914-1918 (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1921)
Son of Thomas W. and Lenora Crane; born December 22, 1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Moved to Danville, Hendricks County, Ind. in 1900. Electrician. Entered U.S. Navy November 3, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. Died of spinal meningitis Great Lakes Naval Training Station, January 6, 1918. Buried at Danville, Ind. First Hendricks County boy to die in service.