Helen McCrackin (1880-1918)

ANCESTRAL LINE: A1 Joseph Junkin I | B3 Joseph Junkin II | C6 Joseph Junkin III | D11 William Wallace Junkin | E3 Gerturude Junkin

F1 Helen McCrackin, born October 30, 1880, died April 1918, a victim of the influenza epidemic. Unmarried.

The Ravalli Republican
April, 1919

Helen McCrackin is Called by Death Angel

Funeral of distinguished Hamilton Lady to be held Friday at 2PM.

Miss Helen McCrackin died Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock following a brief illness of bronchial pneumonia. The funeral will be held from the family residence, corner of Fifth and Madison, Friday at 2PM. The service will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Irwin. The pall bearers will be Judge R. Lee McCullough, Senator Frank Cone, Mayor J. E. Totman, McHenry Grafton. F. V. Hoagland and E. A. Griffith.

Mrs. McCrackin will arrive in Missoula this evening and will be met by Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Read, who will probably bring her to Hamilton this evening by automobile. Mrs. C. W. Spar, a neice of Mrs. McCrackin is expected to accompany her aunt from Billings.

Mrs. McCrackin, who was visiting her sister in Washington D.C., left for Hamilton Monday immediately after receiving a telegram from Mr. White advising her of the critical illness of her daughter. A second telegram awaited her upon her arrival in St. Paul conveying the sad news of Miss McCrackin's death. Mrs. McCrackin will arrive home this evening. She had gone east to meet her son Wallace, a veteran of the World War who is soon to return from France.

Miss Helen McCrackin was a most highly accomplished and respected lady who is mourned by a legion of friends throughout Montana. She was born in Fairfield, Iowa, Oct. 31, 1880, and came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. McCrackin to Choctau County, Montana in 1883. Afterward they resided in Butte and then came to Hamilton, Dec. 31, 1894, Mr. McCrackin establishing the Ravalli County Bank.

Miss McCrackin graduated from Hamilton High School and was the first student to enrol in the first class at Montana State University, graduating with honors. She also was a student at Bryn Mawr, Wisconsin University and Chicago University. Miss McCrackin was a teacher by choice, a vocation she loved and honored. She was the Principal of the Hamilton High School when called by the death angel.

Mis McCrackin is survived by her mother, Mrs. Gertrude McCrackin, one brother, a soldier now in France and a sister Mrs. M.A. White. The Bereaved ones have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their great bereavment.

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