1856 – 1886 (May 15)
Arthur Peter McCranor, son of Smith McCranor and Catharine Rooney, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on June 7, 1856. He entered the novitiate at Villanova, PA on January 12, 1873, and was ordained to the priesthood in the Philadelphia Cathedral by Archbishop Wood on December 21, 1878. Father McCranor's brother, Francis, was also a member of our Province.
After ordination, Father McCranor assisted in our parish of Saint Paul's in Mechanicville, New York. He died there on May 15, 1886, at the age of 30. Following a Requiem Mass celebrated by his brother, he was buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Lawrence, MA.