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Laura E. Crays

Female 1876 - 1937  (61 years)


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  • Name Laura E. Crays  [1, 2, 3
    Born 17 Feb 1876  Macoupin County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Jul 1937  Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Tobias City Cemetery, Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • "..........Mrs. Will Fisher, (of) Tobias"
    Person ID I42909  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2013 

    Father John Crays,   b. 16 Sep 1828, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1905, Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Tosh,   b. 1 Sep 1838, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1924, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1853  Macon County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • Their Illinois Marriage record can be found at the Macon County Court Records, Film # 0983125 - 0983126.

      They had a total of three sons and seven daughters: Charles, a farmer of Tobias, Wilburn, an auctioneer from Bruning, Mark, showed free movies in neighboring towns and in Texas, Laura (Mrs. Will Fisher), Tobias, Belle (Mrs. W.F. Nevins), Fairfield, Marie (Mrs. Chas. Harding), Cambridge, Ida (Mrs. Frank Osborne), Crete, Ann (Mrs. G.M. Dougherty), Bruning, Alice (Mrs. Chas. Pike), Bruning, Angeline (Mrs. Thayer), of Colorado. (Milligan, p 255).

      Posting from GenForum:

      John J. CRAYS and his wife, Mary Jane TOSH came from Palmyra, Macoupin Co., IL about 1885 settling in Tobias. All of their children were born in Palmyra. The entire family came to Nebraska. Also, Mary Jane's nephew, William Riley TOSH also accompanied them from Palmyra, IL to Saline Co., IL.

      Their children: Mary Jane CRAYS b. 1855, Gertie Maude CRAYS b. 1856 d. 1858, Anna Melvina CRAYS b. 1858, Lydia Angeline CRAYS b. 1860, Alice CRAYS b. 1863, Marie(a) b. 1865, Ida (Manly) CRAYS b. 1867, Charles Wesley CRAYS b. 1868, Laura E. CRAYS b. 1876, J. Wilburn CRAYS b. 1879, a child b. & d. before 1883 and Mark L. CRAYS b. 1883.

      Any information on these families is appreciated. Desire contact with descendants. Have been working on the CRAYS and TOSH Families over 25 years. Will exchange.

      Posted by Linda Arnold on 21 Aug 1999
    Family ID F1808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William E. Fisher,   b. 30 Sep 1867,   d. 12 Feb 1934  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Y  [7
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F12805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Illinois, Macoupin County, South Otter Twp Enumerated 10 Jun 1880 Page 15 SD 6 ED 126 Stamped 327 138-138 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Census Place: Atlanta, Saline, Nebraska; Roll: 938; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0104; FHL microfilm: 1240938. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 87135753 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 254 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1550] Ancestry.com - Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900.

    6. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 87135709 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 87135759 (Reliability: 3).