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William Wallace Cranston
Birth: Nov. 20, 1838
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1907, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Woodstock, Ohio, he served as a Private in Company A, of the 66th Ohio Infantry, Union Army. In actions at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 2, 1863, Private Cranston with four other comrades voluntarily went out to the enemy's line under heavy fire and brought in a wounded Confederate officer. For extraordinary valor, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on December 15, 1892. He remained in the 66th Ohio Infantry for the rest of the war and rose to the rank of Captain. After the war, he moved to Kansas and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives from the 28th District, serving (1889-91). He died at the age 66 in Parsons, Kansas. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Jennie Elizabeth Fulton Cranston (1846 - 1919)
  Florence Maud Cranston Carter (1874 - 1951)*
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Oakwood Cemetery
Labette County
Kansas, USA
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
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William Wallace Cranston
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William Wallace Cranston
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