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Obits > OBIT - Minnie (Forward) Craddock

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Les Niemi provided the date/source for this obit: Tampico Tornado, May 2, 1912


Mrs. Delos Craddock a well known and highly respected lady of Tampico and a daughter of one of Tampico's oldest citizens, died at her home in the eastern part of Tampico last Friday evening at 9:30 o'clock. Death came as an end to acute suffering having been attacked with lung trouble about three weeks previous which developed into pneumonia and other complications. Her health for the past four years had not been very good.

The funeral services were held Sunday at the late residence, Rev. H. A. Snyder of the Methodist church officiation. A quartette consisting of Mesdames F. Buren, Maggie McKenzie, Fred Brewer and Geo. Isherwood rendered several selections. There were a large number of exceptionally beautiful floral tributes.

The remains were taken to Sterling the following day on account of the stormy, rainy weather Sunday and placed in a vault there where they repose.

Minnie Forward, daughter of George and Marian Forward was born August 29, 1863 at Prophetstown and died April 26 at the age of forty-eight years, seven months and 27 days. She was married to Delos Craddock Dec. 26, 1885 in the Methodist church at Malden by Rev. J. A. J. Whipple a former pastor of the Tampico church. Three children were born of this union, Jennie Kimmel, Lenna Carson and Marian Craddock at home the youngest only thirteen years on whom the loss of a dear, kiind, loving mother falls very heavily.

Early in life Mrs. Craddock united with the Methodist church and for many years taught a Sunday school class. She a good, true woman in the fullest sense of that word and her many loveable qualities and fine character had rendered her not alone to her relatives but to all who had formed her acquaintance. She was especially loved in the home and it is there where the blow falls the hardest. Death has destroyed a happy home. She is survived by her husband, and three children mentioned above and also by her aged father, Geo. Forward and a brother, A. L. Forward both of who are well known citizens of Tampico.

Related Link: Gravesite of Minnie (Forward) Craddock

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