Oct. 5, 1941 Marshalltown Marshall County Iowa, USA
Carrie Hekel was the daughter of Julius and Mary Hekel. She married 17 Oct 1885 in Independence, Iowa to Elmer Ellsworth Cray.. They were farmer until 1912 when they moved to Columbus Junction and started a restaurant and Hotel. In 1913 the moved to Marshalltown and started a restaurant and Hotel. Carrie cooked for those who lived at the Hotel. She and Elmer parents of three children, Ethyl Mary, Charles Wheeler and Glen Frederick.