CRAFF, George 1841 - 1934
CRAFF, HORTON, HILLGARDENER, MUMMERT
Posted By: Doris Challis (email)
Date: 12/16/2003 at 19:42:38
"The Fairfield Ledger"
November 27, 1934
Page 1, Column 2
WAR VETERAN, GEO. CRAFF, DIES IN LOCKRIDGE.
Burial will be Thursday In Baptist Church at Lockridge
George CRAFF, the last member of Company E. Iowa Infantry which served in the Civil War, died at the home of his brother in Lockridge this morning at 8:30. He was born in Ohio, March 4, 1841, and came to Iowa in 1843.
He is survived by three children, Linus CRAFF of Des Moines, Fred CRAFF of Lockridge, and Mrs. Una HORTON of Lockridge. He also leaves a brother Fred CRAFF of Lockridge, with whom he made his home for the past 8 years; another brother Chris CRAFF in Mt. Pleasant; and Mrs. Mary HILLGARDENER, of Weldon, and Mrs. Ina MUMMERT, of Galesburg, sister. His wife died 23 years ago.
The Civil War veteran, who was past 93 years of age, had been ill for about the past six months. CRAFF was in the service three years.
The funeral services will be held on Thursday in the Baptist church at Lockridge, in charge of Rev. Cochran, at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Lockridge. The body was brought to the Hoskins funeral home in Fairfield, and will be taken to Lockridge later.
Transcribed by Doris Challis from Jefferson County Records, Vol. 3. Not related to the subject.
Jefferson Obituaries maintained by Joey Stark.
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