A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
March 2, 1954
Rites Held For County Native
Carl M. Cracraft died Thursday in North Vernon.
Carpenter foreman, Indianapolis Stockyards.
Member Fountaintown Methodist Church.
Fountaintown native.  Indianapolis resident for past 26 years.
Survivors:  daughters, Mrs. Helen McPherson of  North Vernon,  Mrs. Lillian Thralls  and  Mrs. Florence Case  both of Lafayette;  sister  Mrs. Hazel Woodward of Indianapolis.
Burial:  Fountaintown cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Mike Holder

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday June 22, 1916
Page 1
(From Wednesday's Daily)
           Lawson B. Craycraft  died at the home of his nephew, Clarence Craycraft, near Fountaintown, at three o'clock yesterday afternoon.  Death was due to Bright's disease and bronchial troubles.  Mr. Craycraft leaves no brothers or sisters, the only surviving relatives being his nephew, Clarence and his niece, Margaret Craycraft.  Mr. Craycraft lived alone up until a few months before his death.  The funeral services will be held in Fountaintown Thursday morning, Rev. C. C. McCullough, of Morristown, officiating.  Undertakers Max Herrlich & Son will have charge and burial will be in the Fountaintown cemetery.  There will be motor conveyances.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Mike Holder

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday Edition
March 5, 1907
(From Monday's Daily.)
          Martha Craycroft, died Saturday at her home in Fountaintown and was buried at 2 o'clock this afternoon..
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, February 13, 1906
Page 1
(From Monday's Daily.)
          The funeral of  Mrs. Sarah J. Craycroft, 96 years old, was held yesterday afternoon at the hoe of  Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Reece, 108 colescott[sic] street, the Rev. G. Hensen officiating.  Burial took place in Forest Hill cemetery.
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Mrs. Sarah  J. Craycraft  Passes  Away  this  Morning  
at  Home  of  Her  Daughter,  Mrs. W. G. VanWay
(From Friday's Daily.)
          Mrs. Sarah J. Craycroft, widow of  Thomas J. Craycroft, who died several years ago, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. G. Van Way, three miles south of this city, at 2:50 o'clock, age 96 years, 5 months and 7 days.  Beside the daughter, Mrs. VanWay, there are three grandchildren, Mrs. W. V. Reece,  Harry  and  William Van Way, all of this city.  Mrs. Craycroft, was born in Nicholas county, Kentucky, and came to Shelbyville in1858.  Since 1895, she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Van Way.  She has been an invlaid, as the result of a fall, for 27 years and for the last 5 years was confined to her room.  While her bodily afflications have been very severe she was never known to murmer or complain of her lot.  The funeral service will be at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Reece at 108 Colescott street at 1 p.m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. G. Jensen, of the West street church.  The interment will be in Forest Hilll cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Mike Holder

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