Crane, James Lyons
Crane, James Lyons a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Mount Eaton, Wayne County, Ohio, August 30, 1823. He was converted in 1840; removed to Illinois in 1842; attended a seminary at Paris about three years, in 1846 received license to preach, and joined the Illinois Conference. After holding many of the most important appointments, in 1861 he became chaplain of the 21st Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, of which U.S. Grant was colonel. He died of paralysis, July 29, 1879. As a preacher Mr. Crane was original and bold; a man of marked individuality, and thoroughly evangelical. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1879, page 41.