Obits For The McCrackin Surname
From Tate County, Mississippi
May 20, 1881 IN MEMORIAM
From the vast garden of the world one of its sweetest buds has been gathered. Who can refrain from tears at the loss of that bright little baby boy, ARTHUR McCRACKIN ? . Nature, in her workmanship, seemed to have destined him for something high and Noble. Too fair for earth, he was gathered to the bosom of his God. While friends are realizing the bitterness of his loss, they should console themselves in the thought that he is placed beyond the reach of trials and temptations. He has returned to his Maker as pure and spotless as on the day of his birth, and is now the Golden Link, biding earthly friends to the Throne of Grace. The same Voice that Whispers "Pass Under the Rod" admonishes the sorrowing heart of the eternal reunion beyond the Gates of Death and Woe. S. M. CUYLER
May 20, 1881 LOCAL NEWS
ARTHUR N. son of MR. & MRS. D. S. McCRACKIN, died at the home of his parents in this city on Tuesday morning the 17th inst. at 7 o'clock at the age of nine months. The burial services were conducted by REV. E. E. KING assisted by REV. A. P. SAGE at Bethesda Cemetery. The Record extends sympathies.
James P McCrackin
June 10, 1881 LOCAL NEWS
Last Thursday evening the 2nd of June, after we had gone to press for last week, there was a serious shooting affray on the street just in front of our printing office. The parties were JAMES P. McCRACKIN and C. V. BLOUNT. The combatants were armed with large army pistols, and fired six shots, McCRACKIN four and BLOUNT two. One of BLOUNT'S shots struck McCRACKIN about six inches below the heart passing through the stomach and liver. From this wound he died in less than two hours. BLOUNT, also, received a very severe and painful wound in his face the ball glancing around his cheek bone and lodging in the back of his neck, from which place it was extracted by DR. ROSEBOROUGH and DR. FRENCH. BLOUNT was promptly taken into custody and lodged in jail. At last account he was getting along nicely, with every prospect of a speedy recovery. Exactly how the difficulty originated and which of the parties fired the first shot it is impossible to tell as there are various statements in regard to it. Besides the parties will in all probability be judicially investigated and we do not wish to disqualify intelligent men as jurors, by publishing the accounts given by the witnesses of the unfortunate occurrence.
June 10, 1881 J. P. McCRACKIN
The subject of this sketch, JAMES PRESTON McCRACKIN, was born in Pickens County, Alabama, Nov 7th, 1851, and at an early period of his life came with his father JOHN P. McCRACKIN, to Independence, then Desoto now Tate County, Mississippi, where his childhood and boyhood days were spent. He was married to MISS LOUISE WAIT, sister to, and at the residence of P. M. B. WAIT, in Senatobia, January 3, 1877, the REV. A. H. CALDWELL performing the marriage ceremony. From early childhood till the date of his death, June 2nd, 1881, MR. McCRACKIN occupied positions of high official trust, first being Deputy Sheriff in 1876, the Deputy Chancery Clerk till his decease, which offices he filled with great ability. He was a man possessed of the finest social traits and noted for his warm hearted impulsive nature. His face, of which we made the greatest possible efforts to get a cut of but failed, as well as his name was as familiar as a household word all through Tate County and truly may we say "none knew him but to love him." He was once a faithful husband, fond father and leaves a loving wife and two beautiful babes to mourn his untimely death. His personal popularity with those who knew him best was attested by the respect shown his remains. Business of every kind was suspended, every house closed, and a death like pall over spread the whole town. The long, sad funeral procession that slowly winded its way along our streets was headed by the Knights of Honor, then came the Masons followed by the remaining portion of our citizens, making the largest assembly ever gathered at the Cemetery. The burial services were solemn and impressive, being performed by the Masonic Fraternity of the town. The feeling of our town and community was deep and full of regrets that one so young and generous should meet so untimely an end, and a hope expressed that its like may not again befall our town. We tender our warmest heartfelt sympathies to the stricken and bereaved widow and poor little unoffending Orphans.
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