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ELMER McCRAY (deceased) was born October 12, 1834, in Fayette County, Indiana, and was the son of William and Lucinda McCray. In 1849, Elmer
moved with his parents to Crawfordsville, and had good school advantages. He graduated in Bacon's Commercial College, Cincinnati, in 1856, and
was a practical bookkeeper.
October 8, 1867, he married Miss Eliza Kern, of Huntington, Indiana. After marriage, he spent one year on a farm north of Kentland, and afterward moved to town. He built the only livery stable in the town, and continued in that business for a time, handled agricultural implements several years, and was thus engaged at his death, April 11, 1874.
To Elmer and Eliza McCray were born three children--William K., John Ade, and Lillie (deceased) Mrs. McCray is a native of Pennsylvania, and daughter of John S. and Catherine (Tittle) Kern, also natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. McCray was a good and successful man, and left 300 acres to his family, besides a valuable property in Kentland.
Newton Co., IN Biography
Newton County, Jefferson Township. From A History of Warren, Benton,
Jasper & Newton Counties, 1883.
Submitted By Gerald Born
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