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Anna E Francis Cravens
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1867
Dickinson County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1909
Madison County
Indiana, USA

Parents are John Francis & Eliza A. Reynolds

1st husband is Charles Henry Copley

Four daughters and one son were born to this union.


2nd husband is John W. Cravens
(Married in 1907)

This community was shocked last Friday by a message from Spirit Lake telling of the tragic death of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cravens, of that place, at Alexandria, near Anderson, Indiana.

Mr. and Mrs. Cravens left about a week before in their automobile for a trip overland to Buffalo, New York. They were stopping at several places along the route. It seems as they were running into the town of Alexandria, Indiana, their auto was struck by an interurban car, the auto wrecked and Mr. and Mrs. Cravens were killed instantly. Both bodies were badly mangled and Mr. Cravens' head was nearly severed from his body. Just how the accident occurred will probably never be known, as Mr. and Mrs. Cravens were both dead when the train crew reached them.

The bodies were brought to Spirit Lake where funeral services were held at the late home last Monday afternoon. The sermon was given by Rev. E. W. Brown, of Knoxville, Iowa, a former pastor of the Presbyterian church, at Spirit Lake, assisted by Rev. E. M. Bell, the present pastor. Delegations from the Masonic lodges at Milford, Lake Park and Estherville were in attendance and the services at the cemetery were in charge of that order. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in the county.

*The Milford Mail, Aug. 12, 1909

*An obituary is published in the Spirit Lake Beacon, Aug. 13, 1909.
Family links: 
  John Francis (1823 - 1907)
  Eliza A Reynolds Francis (1829 - 1909)
  Charles Henry Copley (1868 - 1906)
  John W Cravens (1862 - 1909)
  Thomas J Francis (1851 - 1929)*
  Eunice E Francis Brownell (1856 - 1906)*
  Bertrum Lionel Francis (1865 - 1917)*
  Anna E Francis Cravens (1867 - 1909)
  Leslie Everett Francis (1871 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakeview Cemetery
Spirit Lake
Dickinson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 0-054-2
Created by: Just~Us Relatives
Record added: Sep 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58856961
Anna E <i>Francis</i> Cravens
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Anna E <i>Francis</i> Cravens
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