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Accession # 1993-P011
Collection Crane, George, Mrs.
Object Name Postcard
Description (3) photo postcards, ca. 1910s
#1 - Camp Doniphan (Fort Sill), Okla.
#2 - Camp Doniphan (Fort Sill), Okla.
#3 - Buffalo in Wichita National Forest, Okla.

Mrs. Lura L. Hadley Crane was born on November 26, 1883 in Hayes, Kansas. Both Lura and her future husband George W. Crane (1878-1958) came to Lawton in 1901 for the Land Lotlery. George was the lucky winner who drew #683 in the lottery (he was the 642nd person to select property) and he chose farmland one mile north and six miles west of the city of Lawton. The couple were married on Dec. 24, 1903. By 1913, the Cranes were living at 1301 A Ave. in Lawton. George operated a business with James W. Hadley (his father-in-law ?) by the name of Hadley & Crane Commission Company. In 1917, it is noted that Crane was the barn manager for George Pugh. At this time the couple lived at 1206 Lake, the house they would own the rest of their lives. In 1929 or 1930, George became active in the furniture business. He started "Crane & Son Furniture & Hardware Store," located at 218 D Ave. Lura was a partner in the store, retiring from active participation in 1963. The couple had a son Charles, who lived in Lawton, and a daughter, who married and moved to Missouri. Lura was a member of the Lawton Business & Professional Women's Club and the Pioneer Club. George died on August 28, 1958. Lura died on April 21, 1964 in Columbia, Missouri where she was visiting her daughter. She was buried in Lawton.
Year Range from 1907
Year Range to 1915
Search Terms military
Wichita Mountains