Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, August 16, 1996
          James "Mac" McCracken Jr.,  74, St. Paul, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center, Indianapolis.  Born April 22, 1922, in Shelbyville, he was the son of  James J. and Madge I (Wood) McCracken.  One October 30, 1942, he married  Gertrude (Soper) McCracken,  who survives in St. Paul.
          Mr. McCracken returned to this are in 1970 from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Mr. McCracken served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years, including during World War II.  He was a member of Moose Lodge 2118, Shelbyville, and the American Legion and Eagles Lodge, both of Greensburg.  In 1989, Mr. McCracken retired from his job as a salesman at Jackson Office Supply, Greensburg.
          Other survivors include two sons,  James R. McCracken,  Amity, and  Wayne J. McCracken,  Indianapolis; a stepmother,  Beatrice McCracken,  St. Paul; a sister,  Mrs. Don (Kathryn) Hasecuster,  St. Paul; three half brothers,  Roger McCracken,  St. Paul,  Steven McCracken,  Mooresville, and  Ronald McCracken,  Greensburg; one half-sister,  Patty Margison,  Indianapolis; two granchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter.
          Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Glenn E. George Funeral Home, St. Paul.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Jackson officiating.  Burial will be in Paul Hill Cemetery, St. Paul.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, April 18, 1912
Page 2 column 3
          Mrs. Newton McCracken, aged thirty-seven years, died at her home in Rayville this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, her death being quite sudden. Mrs. McCracken lost her five-days-old babe a few days ago, and this might have been partly the cause of her death. The deceased was the daughter of the late James L. Brown, formerly sheriff of Shelby county and one of the best known men in the county. Stewart & Fix were called to make preparations for the funeral and burial, time and place to be announced later.
Friday April 19, 1912
          The funeral services of the late Mrs. Newton McCracken, who died Thursday afternoon, will be held Saturday afternoon in the Little Blue River Baptist church in Union township, the cortege leaving this city at 12:30 o'clock. The Rev. J.T. Scull, Sr., will officiate. The deceased died very suddenly while seated in a chair at her home. The interment will be in the Bennett cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Decatur County Indiana Marriages
Alice Carrie Brown  &  Newton McCracken
January 15, 1895
Book N,  page 452
Submitted by Barb Huff

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