James B. McGrane

The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)
Thursday Morning, October 16, 1941

Noted Pioneer Taken By Death

James B. McGrane, 71, Was Lewiston Hotel and Stock Man for Many Years.

Lewiston, Idaho, Oct. 15. (AP) - James B. McGrane, 71, hotel proprietor, stockman and mining operator, who grew up with Lewiston and took an active part in its development, died in his home here this morning.

Mr. McGrane was the owner of the Raymond hotel, pioneer Lewiston hostelry which he purchased in 1905, and at one time he also operated the Bollinger hotel here. He was born here in 1870 and, in the days when the Lewiston country was still open range, was associated in the livestock business with his surviving brothers, Frank McGrane of Grangeville and Thomas of Lewiston. The McGrane brothers supplied thousands of cavalry mounts for the United States forces during the Spanish-American war and for the British in the Boer war.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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