Express [Merced CA} November 20, 1947
Wm. Cravens Funeral Held
Funeral services for William Cravens, 67, Merced, were held Wednesday in the Ivers and Alcorn Mission Chapel. Entombment was in the Evergreen Mausoleum, Merced.
Cravens, a retired lumberman, died Sunday night in a Merced hospital. A native of Illinois, he had lived in the Chowchilla and Merced districts for 36 years.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie Cravens, Merced; eight step sons, Lloyd and Mervin Dougherty, Merced; Harold Dougherty, El Nido; Floyd Dougherty, Chowchilla;
Beldon Dougherty, Danville; Charles Dougherty, Salinas, Leslie Dougherty, Stockton and Clarence Dougherty, Ecuador, So, America; and two step daughters; Mrs. Hazel Dinsmore, Watsonville, and Mrs. Myrtle Tabucchi, San Francisco.
Certificate, Merced County. Book 15, page 448
Death date: Nov 16, 1947
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Age: 67 yrs
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Retired, Lumber Business
Birth date: Jan 15, 1880
Birthplace: Oliver, ILL
Name and birthplace of Mother: unknown, unknown
Name and birthplace of Father: Cravens, unknown
Name of spouse: Minnie Cravens, age 64 yrs.
Length of stay in Hospital: 6 days, in this community: 36 yrs, in CA: 36 yrs.
Place of death: Mercy Hospital, Merced
Place of Entombment: Evergreen Mausoleum, Merced
Funeral director: Ivers and Alcorn, Merced
Informant: Mrs. Myrtle Tabucchi, San Francisco
Cause of death:
Acute hepatitis x 1 day, complication post operative, Incarceroted Rt. femoral hernia abdominal adhesions with bowel obstruction,
Cronic myocarditis over 2 years, with previous Femoral hernia. Atrangulated bowel acute appendicitis. Date of operation 11-10-47, Harry R. Maytum M.D. Merced
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