Margaret Loving Raines obituary

Texas Obituary Collection

Mineral Wells Index, 27 February 1920


The funeral of Mrs. C. B. Raines, who died at noon on Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs J. H. McCracken, will be held at 1:30 on Sunday afternoon at the First Presbyterian church, of which she was a devoted member. The burial will take place later at the family burying ground in the cemetery in Weatherford.

Margaret Loving Raines, the daughter of Oliver and Susan Morgan Loving, was born in Plano, Collin County, in August, 1852. When she was but a few years old her parents moved to what became known as Loving’s Valley, in this county, but as Indian troubles were so frequent, the family moved to Weatherfored in 1860. In 1868 Margaret Loving was married to Tom Wilson and moved to Palo Pinto, but later lived for several years in Weatherford, until Mr. Wilson’s death in 1879. To them were born three children: James (Judge Wilson), Horace, now a resident of Fort Worth, and Susan (Mrs. J. H. McCracken) of Mineral Wells, and by these three children and their children, in all nine grand children she is survived. In 1884 Mrs. Wilson was married to Dr. C. B. Raines and moved to Mineral Wells, where she has lived since the death of Dr. Raines, which occured here several years ago. Since then she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. H. McCracken, and has been surrounded by loving friends, as well as devoted relatives.

As was stated the funeral will occur at the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon at 1:30. The following are the active and honorary pall bearers: Active – Walter Zively, Leolin Gross., Irl Preston, John Hyett, Roy Creighton, James Quarles, Ed Bock, Jodie Harris. Honorary – Dr. B. R. Blair, I. N. Wynn, 0. McClintoc, Dr. H. F. Wagley, D. C. Harris, P. E. Bock, John W. Moyer, L. E Seaman, J. C. Llewellyn, A. E. Flanery of Dallas, Anson Hazelwood, M. Pelt, John N. Simpson of Dallas, Judge R. L. Stearns of Dallas, J. L. Bozier, J. Plonigan, C. H. Bowen., Ben E. Yeager, Alex Moore, W. L. Kerns, Chas. Crow, Preston Martin, W. C. Colwell, Paul Woods, S. R. Edmondson, Dr. J. N. Mincey, J. L. Cunningham, Dr. C. B. Williams.

Source: Frost Bowman, “Various Obituaries Taken from the Records of the Beetham and Son Funeral Home, Beetham-Powell Funeral Home, Buzbee Funeral Home, Now White’s Funeral Home in Mineral Wells, Texas, beginning 1912 to 1961” (Mineral Wells, Texas: unpublished manuscript, 1988), pp. 73-75; Boyce Ditto Public Library, Mineral Wells.