John Hutchcraft


*Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft.  Thanks, Gail!

From: Times-Leader, August 9, 1963


            John Hutchcraft, 91, a former resident of Aden, Il, died at 5:30 p.m. at the Carlinville Hospital in Carlinville.  He had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Rachel Sharer, in that city for several years.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the Baptist Church at Aden with the Rev. Lute Clark officiating.  Burial will be in Garrison cemetery, near Aden.

            The body will lie in state at the Richardson Chapel in Wayne City where friends may call at any time. 

            He was born Oct 28, 1871, in Hamilton County, the son of Wm. Harrison and Celia (Willis) Hutchcraft.    He married Amy Viola Garrison in Hamilton County November 15, 1897.  She died 2-12-1920.

            Besides his daughter, Mrs. Rachel Sharer of Carlinville, he is survived by two sons, Clarence Hutchcraft of Odessa, TX, and John D. Hutchcraft of Pocahontas, Ark; a brother Thomas Hutchcraft of Wayne City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.   One son, Clyde Hutchcraft also preceded him in death

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