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Henry Clay Crain
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1853
Huntsville
Schuyler County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1923
Augusta
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

Henry Clay Crain was born near Pulaski, Ill., Feb. 19th, 1853. He was the son of Rev. William Crain and Harriet Tong Crain and was one of thirteen children, four of whom are now living: Mary Crain Helmick, of Loveland, Colo., Eliza Crain Kirk of Spokane, Wash., Ed M. Crain, of Champaign, Ill. and B.B. Crain of Augusta, Ill.

He was united in marriage to Jennie Hoadley Reed, April 2, 1885, at Augusta, Ill. and to this union were born five sons, four of whom are now living: Walter Crain, Kansas City, Mo.; Edward B. Crain, Elmo, Mo.; Paul R. Crain and Rollin D. Crain, of Lewvan, Sask., Canada.

He joined his father's church at Pulaski at an early age, later being a member of the Methodist Church at Clarinda, Iowa, at Braddyville, Iowa and the Union church at Lewvan Saskatchewan, Canada.

He died as he lived, a man of high ideals and fairness, a devoted husband and father. He passed the last few months of his fatal illness in patient suffering.

The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Tyner residence at which residence he has resided for several months. The services were conducted by Rev. W.D. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Augusta and the remains were laid to rest in the Pulaski cemetery.

SOURCE: Obituary from Hancock County Historical Society (Carthage, Ill.), "Augusta Eagle Deaths Obits," Vol. VI, 107, transcription.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Crain (1802 - 1884)
  Harriet Ellen Tong Crain (1817 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Jennie Hoadley Reed Crain (1865 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Walter Crain (1887 - 1971)*
  Edward Benjamin Crain (1889 - 1975)*
  Paul R. Crain (1895 - 1982)*
  Rollin D. Crain (1899 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Franklin Crain (1832 - 1872)*
  James Newfield Crain (1832 - 1873)*
  William Harris Crain (1834 - 1904)*
  Sarah Ellen Maria Crain Ellis (1838 - 1915)*
  George H Crain (1840 - 1840)*
  Mary S Crain (1841 - 1841)*
  Elizabeth F Crain (1843 - 1843)*
  Julia A Crain (1845 - 1846)*
  Harriet Eliza Crain Kirk (1847 - 1936)*
  Benjamin Bacon Crain (1851 - 1946)*
  Henry Clay Crain (1853 - 1923)
  Edward Morris Crain (1855 - 1945)*
  Mary Frances Crain Helmick (1857 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pulaski Cemetery
Pulaski
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Sue Hawes
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51282414
Henry Clay Crain
Added by: Sue Hawes
 
Henry Clay Crain
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- Mary Clarkson Turek
 Added: Jan. 16, 2014
 
 
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