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 Henry Clay Crain

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Henry Clay Crain

  • Birth 19 Feb 1853 Huntsville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 28 Jul 1923 Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Pulaski, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 51282414

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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  • Created by: Sue Hawes
  • Added: 18 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51282414
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Clay Crain (19 Feb 1853–28 Jul 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51282414, citing Pulaski Cemetery, Pulaski, Hancock County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sue Hawes (contributor 47271025) .