Christopher Cranston, Charles Edward Cranston’s father, died on November 8, 1858 at age 55. This is the record of the probate of his estate. The estate, after expenses, contained the amount of $7,044 for distribution. In today’s dollars, that would be approximately $201,000. His wife (Irene) received a distribution of $2414.66 or $68,990 in today’s dollars.