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James Wesley "Jim" Crain
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1871
Toone
Hardeman County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1930
Hamilton County
Texas, USA

Wife: Amanda Elizabeth "Mandy" Stribling

Married: 23 Oct 1895 in Oglesby, Coryell Co, TX

1880 Census, District 15, Hardeman County, TN
Household Gender Age
James Crain M 36
Spouse Mary N. Crain F 43
Child James Crain M 12
Child Martin Crain M 10
Child Sarah Crain F 7
Child Geo. A. Crain M 3

1900 Census, Coryell City, Coryell County, TX
Household Gender Age
James W Crain M
Spouse Amanda E Crain F
Child James E Crain M
Child Robert V Crain M


1910 Census, Hamilton County, TX
Household Gender Age
Parent James W Crain M 39y
Parent Amanda Crain F 32y
James E Crain M 13y
Robert V Crain M 10y
Ruby P Crain F 7y
Lura B Crain F 3y


1920 Census, Hamilton County, TX
Household Gender Age
James Crain M 48y
Spouse Amanda Crain F 42y
Child Verne Crain M 20y
Child Ruby Crain F 17y
Child Lura Crain F 13y


1930 Census, Precinct 1, Hamilton, TX
Household Gender Age
James W Crain M 58
Spouse Amanda E Crain F 52
Child Ruby P Crain F 27
Child Lura B Crain F 23


James Wesley Crain, son of J. M. and Mary Ann McGlothlin Crain passed away at the family home on Blue Ridge, November 18, 1930, at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. This good man is deeply mourned by a host of friends, and his loved ones to mourn an incomputable loss.

Funeral services were held at the Blue Ridge church the day following his death, with Rev. J. P. Gilliam, of Carlton, conducting the services and paying high tribute to the noble Christian life Mr. Crain had lived amongst us. After the service the mortal body was borne to the new Odd Fellows Cemetery in Hamilton, where the last sad rites were conducted.

The pall bearers were Joe Cleveland, Horace Fowler, S. M. Pruett, Cal Pruett, John Hibits, and Bill O'Bannon.

James Wesley Crain was born April 16, 1871, in the state of Tennessee. When he was a small boy, Mr. Crain's parents came to Texas. They settled in Coryell County, near Oglesby, Texas. He was married to Amanda Stribling on October 23, 1895. Five children wee born to this union, two sons and three daughters; one daughter dying when a small child. The grief stricken widow and children surviving are: J. E. Crain and R. V. Crain, of Hamilton; Ruby and Lura Crain of the parental home. One grandchild, Lucy Crain, two brothers and one sister also mourn the passing of this beloved one. They are J. M. Crain [sic T. M.], of Oglesby, G. M. and Miss Delia Crain of Stephenville. Mr. Crain came to Hamilton County in 1907, and settled in the Blue Ridge community where he has resided continuously since. Mr. Crain was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist church forty years ago and has always lived on a high plane of moral standards, kindness, and charity toward all. His life was truly admirable and exemplary, and as a servant in the church he was active in every good work. His life was entirely devout.

A good son has gone from walks of earth to dwell in eternal bliss, and loved ones and friends are left lonely and mourning the absence from places that knew him of a useful and well beloved one, but all find comfort and consolation in his release from pain and the blotting out of his life forever of all sorrow, and every one bereaved seeks shelter under the wings of the Almighty God.

From a Hamilton, TX newspaper, Nov., 1930

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James Wesley Crain, was a son of James Martin Crain and Marah Ann "Mary" McGlothlin. He was born near Toone, Hardeman County, TN, and was married to Amanda Elizabeth "Mandy" Stribling in 1895 in Coryell County, TX. The cemetery in which he was buried is now called the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. His surviving siblings were Thomas Martin (not. J. M.) Crain, George Abijah Crain, and Sarah Cordelia "Delia" Crain. Mary Eunice Crain was his small daughter who died at the age of 4.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Martin Crain (1841 - 1926)
  Marah Ann McGlothlin Crain (1838 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Amanda Elizabeth Stribling Crain (1877 - 1972)*
 
 Children:
  James Edwin Crain (1897 - 1979)*
  Robert Verne Crain (1900 - 1975)*
  Ruby Pearl Crain (1902 - 1976)*
  Lura Bernice Crain Perry (1906 - 1981)*
  Mary Eunice Crain (1911 - 1915)*
  Mary Eunice Crain (1911 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Parmley Crain (1866 - 1874)*
  Thomas Martin Crain (1868 - 1943)*
  James Wesley Crain (1871 - 1930)
  Sarah Cordelia "Delia" Crain (1874 - 1947)*
  George Abijah Crain (1877 - 1946)*
  Charles Willford Crain (1881 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
IOOF Cemetery
Hamilton
Hamilton County
Texas, USA
Plot: Row 4, Grave 12
 
Maintained by: Dee Winter
Originally Created by: lmassia
Record added: Jun 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27581132
James Wesley Jim Crain
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