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Offline Keith Craney

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Re: Manders Menagerie
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday 01 August 17 11:56 BST (UK) »
My great grandfather was William Henry Craney. I believe he was bandleader with Manders Travelling Menagerie for several years in the 1850s and 1880s. His daughter was Lucy Ann Craney and she performed with the menagerie as a comedienne using the professional name Lucy Manders. She died in her 20s after marring a "comedian", and they had two daughters. William Henry lived in Longsight, Manchester, an died in 1904, aged 61. Keith Craney.