The Carthage Republican
May 31, 1882
Died at his residence in St. Marys township, 23 inst., 4 o'clock p.m., Mr. George W. Cravens, in the 49th year of his age of Bright's disease. Mr. Cravens had resided where he died since 1841, coming to this state with his parents at that date. He was the second son of the late Joseph Cravens, of Carthage township, who died in 1871. Has been for many years a prominent farmer and stock dealer, well and favorably known for strict integrity and square dealing. His funeral was largely attended at the brick church, in Carthage township, on the 25th inst. The funeral was preached by his old school mate and life-long friend, Dr. Booz, of this township. He leaves a widow and three children.
The cheerful face of our dead friend will be seen no more; his faults lie buried; his many kindly acts will live forever. Few men indeed were so willing and ready to respond to the cry of distress. His aged mother, nearing 90 years, still resides upon the old homestead in Carthage township. The Lord sustain the sorrowing friends!
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