JOHN VIRGIL McCRACKEN was born June 13, 1914, in Sterling, Nebraska, the son of ROBERT McCRACKEN and NETTIE AUSTIN. He died November 6, 1995, in Bridgeport, Nebraska, and was buried in Bayard, Nebraska. He married HENRIETTA BUSING on February 17, 1937 in Bayard, Nebraska, at the home of Henrietta's sister, MARIE BATTERMAN.See John Virgil (Pat) McCracken Obituary.HENRIETTA WILHELMINA BUSING was born May 7, 1915, in Leona, Kansas, the daughter of JOHANN BUSING and MARGARTHE JANSSEN. She died December 28, 1985, in Bridgeport, Nebraska, and was buried Dec. 31, 1985, in Bayard, Nebraska.See Henrietta Busing McCracken obituary.JOHN and HENRIETTA McCRACKEN farmed near Bridgeport until 1959, when they moved to Bridgeport. John (Pat) McCracken was a farmer for most of his life, but he also worked for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads before retirement. Henrietta worked for many years as a waitress and had worked for 14 years as a clerk at Berg's Gambles store.
They had three children:BETTY J McCRACKEN. Born October 8, 1937, at Bayard, Nebraska.Photographs of John Virgil (Pat) and Henrietta Busing McCracken
DONNA JEAN McCRACKEN. Born September 5, 1942, at Bridgeport, Nebraska.
GAIL DEE McCRACKEN. Born January 7, 1947, at Box Butte County Hospital in Alliance, Nebraska.
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