Groveland Massachusetts George Cranton Family, 1916

Cranton family 1916

The George J. Cranton family is shown at dinner on Cranton Avenue, Groveland, Massachusetts, ca 1916. Left to right: George Hartley Cranton (1907 - 1995) George John Cranton (1876 - 1942); Watson Hallett Cranton (1910 - 1999); Hulda Jane Hallett (1854 - 1929); Mary Jane Hallett Cranton (1879 - 1933).

George J. Cranton departed Margaree ca 1895 in company with with his father, Henry Levi Cranton. Father and son migrated to New Hampshire where they found work in the paper mills. From 1893 through 1897 was a time of severe economic depression. In 1902, while living in Grafton, New Hampshire, George married Mary Jane Hallett, formerly from New Brunswick. In 1903 George and Mary Jane had their first child, a son Norman, who died in 1907. A second son, George Hartley Cranton, was born in 1907. In about 1910 the George Cranton family migrated south to Groveland, Massachusetts, where he became a successful businessman. At times his name is listed as John George Cranton and George may have originally been a middle name.

George's father, Henry Levi Cranton, married his third wife, Martha Maria B. Dow Clifford, in New Hampshire, ca 1900. Henry Levi later moved to Vermont where in 1907 he married for a fourth time to Josephine Augusta Welch. His life is somewhat of a mystery.


Geo Cranton Pedigree

Gravestone below is at the Riverview Cemetery, Groveland, Massachusetts


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