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Deborah Ruth BRACKEN

Female 1857 - 1893  (35 years)


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  • Name Deborah Ruth BRACKEN 
    Born 15 Sep 1857  Thebes, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Birth 16 Sep 1857  Thebes, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Aug 1893  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 24 Aug 1893  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Lindsey Cem
    Person ID I759  Moore / McRaven Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2017 

    Father William BRACKEN,   b. 1807, ,, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1877, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Caroline Elizabeth KENDALL,   b. 4 Oct 1830, ,, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1882, Clear Creek, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1855  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patrick Henry MCRAVEN,   b. 16 Feb 1854, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1910, E St Louis, St Clair, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1879  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Claude MCRAVEN,   b. 31 Jan 1887, McClure, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1952, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  []
     2. Ruth MCRAVEN,   b. 10 Aug 1893, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1893, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
    +3. Chauncey Leroy MCRAVEN,   b. 12 Apr 1882, McClure, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1966, St Louis, St Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Maude Clodine MCRAVEN,   b. 02 Sep 1884, McClure, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1967, Phoenix, Miracopa, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  []
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    McRaven, Deborah; date unknown
    McRaven, Deborah; date unknown
    original artwork in possession of Jamie Burnett

    Documents
    Funeral Notice - Deborah Ruth McRaven; 1893
    Funeral Notice - Deborah Ruth McRaven; 1893
    Kept by Maude McRaven Jaynes, later given to Corinne Moore, now in possession of Jamie Burnett
    Signature Album - Cassie Bracken
    Signature Album - Cassie Bracken
    Presented to Cassie Bracken as a Christmas gift from her sister Debbie Bracken, 1890
    Death Certificate - Dr. Claude Mc Raven, 1952
    Death Certificate - Dr. Claude Mc Raven, 1952
    Death Certificate - Chauncey L McRaven, 1966
    Death Certificate - Chauncey L McRaven, 1966

  • Notes 
    • Cause of death: complications following childbirth

      1860 Alexander, IL Census; page 79 taken 07 Jul, house 526
      Brakin, Wm 53 SC farmer & B preacher $3800 real est
      $700 personal
      Elizbeth 38 PA housekeeper
      Racheal 18 IL
      Sarah 16 IL
      Martha 14 IL
      Louisa 12 IL
      Mary A 10 IL
      William 08 IL
      Willis Minton 12 IL
      Wlliam Minton 10 IL
      Deonsy? Minton 08 IL
      Michael Minton 06 IL
      Debby Minton 04 IL
      Jane Minton 01 IL
      William Amstrong 22 Ireland laborer $250 personal

      1870 Alexander IL Census, taken 14 Jul in Thebes Precinct, house 18
      Bracken, Wm 65 SC
      CE 42 PA
      Drew Minton 18 IL
      Wm Bracken 17 IL
      M Minton 16 IL
      Deboria Bracken 14 IL
      Jane " 11 IL
      Jacob " 10 IL
      Esau 08 IL
      Saml 03 IL
      Edna 10 IL

      1880 Alexander IL Census, taken 24 Jul by PH McRaven, house 300
      McRaven, PH 26 IL IL IL physician
      Debbie 23 wife IL SC PA keeping home
      JS 23 brother IL IL IL dry goods merchant

      Cairo Citizen - 31 Aug 1893
      Death of Mrs. McRaven.
      Mrs. Deborah Ruth McRaven, wife of Dr. P. H. McRaven, of Wheatland, died last week Wednesday and was buried Thursday.

      We received the announcement of her death last Thursday after we had gone to press.

      Mrs. McRaven had been ill for some six or eight weeks with something like dysentery. On the 10th day of August she gave birth to a little daughter. From that time forward she was much worse, the disease assuming the form of enteritis with complications involving the liver. She died from exhaustion.

      Mrs. McRaven was born at Thebes in this county Sept. 16th, 1857, and was consequently in her 36th year. She was the daughter of William Bracken, one of the old pioneers of the county. He was a minister of the gospel and strongly attached to the Baptist church.

      Deborah Ruth Bracken married Dr. P. H. McRaven March 30th 1879. She leaves her husband and four small children, the youngest only thirteen days old at the time of its mother’s death.

      For the doctor and the little one it is a sad bereavement and they will receive the sincere sympathy of friends everywhere.

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] tombstone.

    2. [S88] Obituary, Cairo Citizen, Cairo, IL; 31 Aug 1893, Death of Mrs. McRaven.

    3. [S88] Obituary, Cairo Citizen, 31 Aug 1893, Death of Mrs. McRaven.

    4. [S276] Illinois Marriages 1851-1900, (Name: ancestry.com;), abstract, no image of original source.

    5. [S7] Alexander Co IL Marriage Record, Book E, page 30.