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1). Research 1880 N. C. Census Ivey Hill Township, Haywood Co. Dwelling 110 Family 111 CRAIN, John T. W M 21 Head Married FarmerMargaret F F 21 Wife Married Keeping HouseCharley B. W M 3 12 Son Single Living next door to Father and Mother Mark and Elizabeth Crain 1920 Okla Census Blaine Co. Vol. 5 E. d. 16 Sheet 4 Line 90 CRAIN, Cratin C. W M 65 Head North CarolinaMargaret W F 62 Wife North CarolinaHebren W M 25 Son OklahomaNorman W M 19 Son OklahomaMarvin W M 17 Son Oklahoma Index of Blaine Co. Deeds Book 5 Cratin Crain and his Wife Margaret signed WD deeds for 12 city blocks in Geary, Blaine Co., Okla. It is now called the CRAIN ADDITON, with street named CRAIN Street. This is the list of who bought the land from them. Grantor Granter Book Page C.C. Crain etux A.T. Kruse DR 5 585 C.C. Crain etux Thos. M. Hodgson DR 5 485 C.C. Crain etux Albert Porter DR5 486 Crartton C. Cran etux T.J. Solomon DR6 511 C.C. Crain etux Julia Bartin DR6 424 C.C. Crain etux Peter M. Irolsa DR7 20 C.C.Crain & wife Mary Lyon D14 44 C.C.Crain W.E. Mills DR5 453 C.C. Crain Florence Crosin DR6 486 C.C.Crain Joseph Shies DR6 518 C.C.Crain Richard Scott DR6 427 C.C. Crain A.R Oslander &L.A. Holmen DR6 565 Cratin C. Crain & Wife B.F. Litakin DR15 71 C.C. Crain Guy Thompson DR8 87 C.C. Crain &Wife Mary Lyon DR14 44 C.C. Crain Henry Dongless DR6 42 C.C. Crain Earl D. Petit DR6 369 C.C. Crain J.F. Callerlin DR5 645 C.C. Crain T.J. Solomon DR6 512 Craiton C. Crain & Wife Mary E. Lyon DR23 238 C.C. Crain etux C.W. Goff DR5 489 C.C Crain etux Florence Crosion DR5 486 C.C. Crain etux Edward Gloss DR7 31 C.C. Crain etux W.E. Brand DR7 211 C.C Crain F.B. Cofeland DR7 210 C.C Crain Florence Crosion DR7 218 Found at the Canadian Rivers Historical Mus. in Geary, Blaine co.,Okla. List of Taxable Personal Property in Geary inthe County ofBlaine Oklahoma Territory, Assessed for the Year 1902, page 2, line 16 CRAIN, C.C. 4 Mules or AssesValue $100 6 Cattle 60 1 Hog 3 Farming Implements 10 Wagons 5 Music Instruments 25 Household Furniture 5 Total Value by Assessor $208 Total Value as Equalized by Township Board 208 OBIT HITCHCOCK CLARION THURSDAY AUG 16, 1928 Cratin C. Crain was born August 12, 1856, in North Carolina, and raised near Waynesville. He was united in marriage to Margaret McElroy in 1879. To this union were born ten children, 7 boys and three girls, eight of which survive. Two died in infancy. those living are Charles Crain, of Phonis, Arizona Floyd Crain of Fay, Okla., Winfred Crain of Hitchcock, Okla., Luara South, of Fay, Oklahoma, Hebron Crain, of Fay, Okla., Rosa Linville, of Albany, Oregon Norman Crain, of Fay, and Marvin Crain, of Fay. All were present except Charles and Rosa. He moved to Oklahoma in 1892 and homesteaded just south of Geary. He moved to Hitchcock in 1904, lived there until 1920, then moved to his present home, nine miles northwest of Watonga. He died August 1, 1928, age 71 years 11 months and 19 days. He has been amember of the Christian church for the last 30 years.
Name: John T. Crayton Crain Note
Born: 12 Aug 1856 at N. C.
Married: 15 Dec 1879 at Waynesville, Haywood Co., N. C.
Died: 1 Aug 1928 at Fay, Dewey Co., Okla
Name: Margaret Jane Mcelroy Note
Born: 16 Mar 1858 at Waynesville, Haywood Co., N. C.
Died: 29 Jan 1958 at Fay, Dewey Co., Okla
Name: Hebron Francis Crain
Born: 31 Mar 1894 at Geary, Blaine Co., Okla.
Died: 4 Sep 1968 at Arkansas City, Cowley Co., KS
Wife: Orpha Francis (orphie) Shanley
2). Research THE WATONGA OKLA REBUBLICAN THURS. 6 FEB 1958 PAGE 2 CRAIN RITES HELD HERE LAST FRIDAY Funeral services for Mrs. Margarett Crain, 99, were held in the First Christian church, Watonga, last Friday. Mrs. Crain died last Wednesday. She was born in Waynesville, North Carolina, on March 16, 1858. In 1879 she was married to Cratin C. Crain. The Crains moved to Oklahoma in 1892 and Mr. Crain filed a claim near Geary. In 1905 Mr. and Mrs. Crain maved to Hitchcock, and in 1918 to the Fay community, Mr. Crain died, August 1, 1928. Mrs. Crain was a member of the Christian church in Geary. Survivors include her children Winfred Crain, Hitchcock Mrs Lura South, Indianapolis, Indiana Hebron Crain, Blackwell Mrs Ross should be Rosa Linville, Bend, Oregon Norman Crain, Battle Creek, Michigan, and Marvin Crain, Oklahoma City. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, 51 great great grandchildren. Rev. Leon Kidd officiated at the services. Interment was in Mt. Hope cemetery. THE WATONGA OKLA REBUBLICAN THURS 6 FEB 1958 PAGE 8 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Crain of Tonkawa, Mrs. James Ditmore and son of Stillwater, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Sykes and Bryan, Mrs. George Sykes and Bob of Wichita, Mr. and Mrs, Chas. Van Duker, Rita and Sheila of Oklahoma City came Friday for the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Crain in Watonga. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Spaeth attended the Grandma Crain funeral in Watonga Friday, Mrs. Spaeth also called on her siste, Mrs. Kitty Cowen.