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Olive Mary Madsen McCrary
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Birth: May 22, 1877
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1900, USA

From "The Graphic", Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa. August 9, 1900


Olive Mary McCrary, wife of Joseph R. McCrary, died at their home in Farnhamville Iowa, last Sunday evening August 5, 1900, aged 23 years, 2 months, and 8 days. Olive Madsen was born near Lake City, Iowa, May 27, 1877, and lived most of her life at the old home south east of town. She was married to J.R. McCrary October 6, 1894, who with their three children survive her to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and loving mother. She was converted in the fall of 1889 and shortly afterward was baptized by pastor C. M. Wilcox, uniting with the Lake City Baptist church. After her marriage, there being no Baptist church near, and wishing to have a church home, she united with the Congregational church at Farnhamville and continued with them as a worker until her death. The Lord was her daily companion and her walk was to follow Jesus. Mrs. McCrary's death came suddenly. In apparent previous good health she was taken suddenly ill with head ache Sunday afternoon, became unconscious in a short ti me, in which condition she remained until death came to her relief. The remains were brought to Lake City Monday evening accompanied by several Farnhamville friends of the family and placed in the G.B. McCrary home awaiting the funeral, which was attended by many friends and acquaintances, including a body of the order of Knights of Pythias. Mrs. McCrary was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Madsen [Olea (Braeger) Madsen], a sister of M. W. Madsen, and of H. A. Madsen, of Rockwell City. Death at any time is certainly saddening to those who are compelled to part with dear ones, but when the death angel takes from earth a wife, young in years, and leaves a grief stricken husband and three small children, the affliction caused at such a time is exceptionally sad. The decease was loyal and respected by all who knew her. She was of a retiring nature; devoted to her home and family, and always anxious for their welfare and comfort, considering no sacrifice to great for them. Funeral services were conducted by C.M. Wilcox, her former pastor, at the Baptist church, Lake City, on Tuesday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in Lake Creek cemetery.

(Thanks to Ann Bowler for this obituary)
Family links: 
  Hans Madsen (1831 - 1924)
  Olea Braeger Madsen (1839 - 1907)
  Hilder E. McCrary (1896 - 1945)*
  Cecil R McCrary (1898 - 1986)*
  Melius W. Madsen (1864 - 1929)*
  Anna Madsen (1866 - 1950)*
  Hans Arthur Madsen (1867 - 1932)*
  Ida Madsen McMillen (1872 - 1966)*
  Matilda Madsen Larson (1872 - 1899)*
  Louise Madsen McQueen (1875 - 1938)*
  Olive Mary Madsen McCrary (1877 - 1900)
  Alyce Isabelle Madsen (1880 - 1904)*
  Rebecca Augusta Madsen Weech (1881 - 1966)*
*Calculated relationship
Lake City Cemetery
Lake City
Calhoun County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Burt
Originally Created by: Ann Rorabaugh
Record added: Jun 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14575358
Olive Mary <i>Madsen</i> McCrary
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Olive Mary <i>Madsen</i> McCrary
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- Terry B. Hardy
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 Added: Jun. 11, 2006

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