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Clara Marie Davis Crain
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1858
Yates County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1940
Henry County
Illinois, USA

Clara married William Patrick after George Crane died. Burial date April 28, 1940

From: Geneseo Republic Newspaper, 1936
Submitted by: Deboray Lacy

"Lost Train Ticket
In 1881; Is Given
Free Fare, 1936

Geneseo, June 11.--Fifty-five years ago Mrs. Clara Patrick
(she was Mrs. George Crane then) lost a railroad ticket. A
few days ago the Rock Island railway made good the loss by
giving her transportation which the lost ticket would have

In was in 1881 that Mrs. Crane bought a round trip ticket
from Geneseo to Chicago. When she was ready to go home she
discovered the loss of the return ticket. She bought
another fare.

Arrived home, she wrote to the offices of the railway and
explained her loss. Soon came an answer to this effect:
"If you ever have occasion to ride from Chicago to Geneseo
this letter will serve as a ticket on the Rock Island lines."

Years mounted into more than half a century. Mrs. Crane
became Mrs. Patrick. She moved to other parts of the country.
Many of the years she spent in Texas and Arkansas. But she
kept the letter. And in the closing days of May, 1936, came
the opportunity to turn the letter into transportation.

Mrs. Patrick had been visiting a son in Argo, Ill., near
Chicago. She wanted to return to Geneseo, her former home.
The Rock Island railway was as good as its word--its word
given nearly fifty-five years ago. Mrs. Patrick rode from
Chicago to geneseo without purchasing another ticket.

She is now visiting Mr. and Mrs. Grant Ollson who live on
the Grand View Farm adjoining the city at its northwest
Family links: 
  Nathaniel D Davis (1825 - 1893)
  Clarissa A Satterlee Davis (1821 - 1901)
  George Crain (1851 - 1894)*
  Infant Crane (1876 - 1876)*
  George Davis (1853 - 1873)*
  Clara Marie Davis Crain (1858 - 1940)
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Henry County
Illinois, USA
Plot: S 28 6
Created by: Lisa Davis
Record added: Oct 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78213618
Clara Marie <i>Davis</i> Crain
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Clara Marie <i>Davis</i> Crain
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Clara Marie <i>Davis</i> Crain
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- Lisa Davis
 Added: Oct. 12, 2011

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