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Obit continued from p. 1 - BODY OF JOHN A. CRAGIN IS RETURNED HOME FOR...
BODY OF JOHN A. CRAGIN IS RETURNED HOME FOR BURIAL (Continued from page 1.) L. Pease at Strawberry Point, Xa . March IS, 1886. Although few persons were nwarc of the fact, Mr. Cragln did much foi charity here. His contributions to the poor always went through a friend, who kept the Information secret because of the banker's opposition opposition to publicity In such matters A year ago, at Christmas, 200 pairs of shoes and stockings Vv -ere distributed distributed from a JopUn shoe ftore to the poor children at Mr. Cragin'S order, neither the shoe dealer nor the children knew that It was he who paid the bill. Another man ai tended to that part of the work Many such Instances are credited to him. Draft Board Chnirman. Mr. Cragin was chairman of Joplin's Joplin's selective draft board during the World war, seiwlng In that capacity from the time of the nation's, entrance entrance Into the conflict until the cessation of hostilities. Hunting and fishing were M"". Cragln's favorite diversions and he took such outings regularly. He was a member of a group of business men who own a clubhouse near Horton, Mo., where many pleasavit outings were held. One of theso sportsmen is George Hovey of Kansas Kansas City, president of the Interstate Natlonalbank, a close friend of Mi. Cragln. He also was an ardent baseball fan. . Ho was a member of Joplln lodge of Elks. Besides his mother, wife and son, Mr. Cragin Is survived by a sister, Mrs. P. A. Chrlstman, wife of one of the owners of the Chrlstman Dry Goods Company. Mr. Cragln also was a stockholder In the Chrlstman firm. Tho Cragln home Is ot 22t; North Pearl street. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, 22G North Pearl avenue, at 10 o'clock Monday morning. morning. Honorary pallbearers will be J. A. Becker, J. R. Reardln, Luther McGeheo, W. B. Dunwoody, T. C. Melloy and E. A. Blledung. The active pallbearers will be Harrison C. Rogers of Carthage, W. A. Klrk- palrlck, Cowgill Blair, Fred Morgan, Harry Richardson and Charles Wells.

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  1. Joplin Globe,
  2. 28 Dec 1924, Sun,
  3. Page 2

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