My Present Past
A genealogical experience
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Lewis Joshua Crary
    Born: December 03, 1847 in Fairfield, Kane County, Illinois
    Died: February 02, 1915 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    Buried: Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery Hillside, Cook County, Illinois

    Father:  Cushman Walker Crary  born: August 12, 1812  died: April 21, 1914
    Mother: Hannah Rowena Nichols  born: February 12, 1824  died: April 20, 1875
Lewis Joshua Crary is considered the largest contributor to the Nichols family tree. His exhaustive research
into the family has been well documented with his one hundred five page, hand written journal titled
"A Genealogical Record showing the Ancestors and Descendants of David T Nichols

of Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois".
Starting in 1883, Lewis began the journey of tracing not only his mothers (Hanna Rowena Nichols) family history,
he also covered the Crary family history as well
.