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Mary Nuella (Forrest) Crail, 1871 - 1927


Mrs. J. M. Crail, formerly of south of Arnett and a pioneer woman of this section, died at the home of her son, Earl Crail, of nearby Catesby, on Monday, October 26th, following an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Crail had been in failing health for the past two years.

Mary Forrest was born in New Boston, Linn County, Missouri, July 7th, 1871, and died near Catesby, Ellis County, Oklahoma, October 24th, 1927, at the age of 56 years, 3 months and 17 days.

She was united in marriage to John M. Crail at New Boston, Missouri in the year 1889, to this union were born nine children, seven of whom survive the mother. Mrs. Crail also leaves four brothers, three sisters and fourteen grand children. The husband and two children having preceded her in death.

The surviving children are: Earl Crail of Catesby; Oscar of Oskalossa, Iowa; Paul of Oklahoma City; John of Arnett; Mrs. Hazel Shepherd of Shattuck; Mrs. Mable Shepherd of Moorewood and Mrs Nellie James of Okmulgee.

She was converted to the Christian faith at the age of 13 years and member of that church. She has lived a devoted christian life, doing her full share towards rearing her family in the christian faith.

Mrs. Crail was a good neighbor, a kind and loving mother and a good wife, whose passing leaves a thought of saddness in every heart who knew her.

Funeral services were conducted from the Christian church at Arnett, Oklahoma, Wednesday October 26th, 1927, by Rev. Arlie Hunt, Pastor of the Christian Church Shattuck, interment made at the Debolt Cemetery.

Submitted by Dreyer, great-granddaughter of Mollie Crail


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