|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1858|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1940|
The Carnegie Herald, Wed., April 10, 1940
Obituary Of Mrs. Cravens
Mary Elizabeth prince was born February 11, 1850 in Scott county, Indiana where she grew to womanhood. She was married to John A. Cravens February 13, 1878 and to them eight children were born. Two children preceded her in death. She also reared three step-children, two of whom preceded her in death.
In 1886 the family moved to Tronto, Kansas where they resided until 1889 when they came to Oklahoma and settled on a farm four miles northeast of Guthrie. Mrs. Cravens has lived in or near Guthrie since the opening. She died March 21, 1940.
Mrs. Cravens united with the Methodist church at the age of eight and later transferred her membership to the United Presbyterian church where she remained an active member for 30 years. She was also active in the W.C.T.U. for many years.
She was a true pioneer woman who came when the country was new and went thru all the hardships of a new country. But she never waivered and was always ready to give a helping hand to those in need, and her friends were many and from all walks of life.
Funeral services were conducted at Guthrie Sunday, March 24 by Rev. McGill assisted by brother George. Survivors include six children, 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The children present at the funeral included Mrs. Anna Ford, former well known Carnegie resident, Stockton, Calif.; Mrs. Lovena Barnes, McAllen, Texas; Mrs. Mae Poteet, Mrs. Blanche Staggs, Mrs. Maude Spiecer and Charlie Cravens of Guthrie. Also ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren were present. Walter Ford, a grandson, and his family from Carnegie attended the services.
John Cravens (1845 - ____)*
Charles Clifford Cravens (1891 - 1987)*
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