Monday, January 24, 2011

Old Cravens Cemetery

My brother Michael, my uncle Vernell and grandfather Percy Cravens went out on a cleaning expedition in the 1970's to the old Cravens cemetery near Burnt Prairie, Illinois. Percy was adamant that Young Brooken Cravens Jr. was buried there in between Arthur W. Cravens (his son) and Adeline Cravens Masterson, his daughter (unmarked). Y.B.' s grave is marked with a cement block that was still there on my visit Oct. 2010.

There is a nice monument in the Burnt Prairie cemetery for Young Brooken Cravens and Josephine Hamilton. I am wondering why that is and if anyone has any information concerning the two tombstones?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Charles Cox

This is my grandpa Charles Cox from Fairfield Illinois in his WW1 uniform. To this day, there are people who meet my brother and say "Why you must be related to Charlie Cox". He was well-known in Fairfield.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Paul Emersen Cravens

My Dad was Paul E. "Tuffy" Cravens born in Piatt County, Illinois 1921. He was NOT from Marion or Geff Illinois. He was the son of Percy Paul and Laura Edna Cravens who lived most of their remaining years in Fairfield Illinois. He died Feb. 7, 2009. I was there.

I am posting this information because it is WRONG on most family tree charts that I have viewed. I would like to know who the Paul Cravens from Geff Illinois was (I think he may have been a cousin) and who the Paul Cravens from Marion Illinois was. Please leave a comment if you have information regarding them. I am curious as to why they became so confused with one another (or maybe it's just the name)