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Ellis County Capital
Arnett, Oklahoma
FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1942
DEATH TAKES ANOTHER AGED PIONEER MOTHER

Mrs. Nancy London affectionately known by everyone as Grandma London, passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Elmore of north of Arnett Mrs. London came to this country with her husband and family more than 28 years ago. Locating on a farm north of Arnett where she resided until the death of the husband in 1936, since then she has made her home with her children, spending much of her time in the home of her son, Mark London in Arnett.

Grandma London was a true pioneer mother and a good neighbor and friend loved and respected by everyone.

Nancy Melrose, daughter of Samuel G. and Bethena McCracken was born in Madison County near Huntsville, Arkansas August 18, 1870, departed this life March 1, 1942, at the age of 71 years, 60 months and 13 days. On March the 20th 1888 she married William C. London who proceeded her in death in 1937. To this union five children were born: Mark E. London and Mrs. George Elmore of Arnett; Mrs. A. H. Hill, Pharis and Clyde London who reside at Friona, Texas. Eight grandchildren and one great grand child who mourn the loss of their mother and grandmother. She is also survived by one brother, S. P. McCraken of St. Louis, Missouri, a host of other relative and friends.
She was reared in a Christian home, accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 14 years then joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and lived a faithful christain life until the end.

Funeral services were from the Methodist Church in Gage, Tuesday afternoon with Rev. C. A. Booth the Methodist Church of Arnett reading the Scripture lesson and obituary with Prayer by Rev. Buirley pastor of the Gage Church. Interment was made in the Gage I.O.O.F. F. cemetery with the Mason Funeral Home in charge.


Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society

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