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John M. Crail, a prominent pioneer citizen of this section, passed away at the home of his brother-in-law, near Avard, Monday, after an illness of several months. Mr. Crail has been in failing health for the past two years and only recently disposed of his personal property and left his farm 11 miles southeast of here for his health.
John Murray Crail was born in New Boston, Missouri, October 13th, 1868, and died near Avard, Oklahoma, July 18th, 1927, at the age of 58 years, 8 months and 18 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Forrest, in 1889, to this union nine children were born, six sons and three daughters. Seven of whom are living, namely: Earl, Catesby, Oscar, Ottumwa, Iowa; Paul, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Mable Shepherd, Moorewood; Mrs. Hazel Shepherd, Shattuck, Mrs. Nellie Janes and John Crail of Arnett.
Mr. and Mrs. Crail moved to Ellis county with their family in the year 1907 where they settled on a farm near Arnett, where Mr. And Mrs. Crail resided until a few weeks ago. Besides the wife and seven children he leaves a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Crail was a good man, a kind and generous father, a loyal neighbor and a true friend, loved and respected by all who knew him and it is with heavy hearts that those who knew him think of his passing on.
Funeral services were conducted by the Christian Church in Arnett, by Rev. A. B. Hemphill, Methodist minister and interment made in the DeBolt Cemetery.
Submitted by Dreyer, great-granddaughter of John Crail
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