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Birth: Mar. 16, 1826, Pennsylvania.
Death: Mar. 20, 1906. Burial: Park Cemetery, Sunnydale, Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Wife: Mary McCracken, Born Ireland..
Mr. McCracken was a Fruit Grower and Nurseryman. Came to Sedgwick County in 1872, from Pennsylvania, settled in section 22, of Grant Township. In 1882 his Post Office address was Sunnydale. In 1905, his Post Office address was Valley Center. In 1882 the farm was known as the McCracken Nursery Fruit Farm. In 1905 the farm was known as the Sunnydale Fruit & Flower Farm.
Sunny Dale & Sunnydale, Kansas.
Sunnydale, a hamlet in Sedgwick county, is located 12 miles north of Wichita, the county seat, and 6 miles east of Valley Center on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., the nearest railroad station and the post office from which it receives mail. The population in 1910 was 50.
Sunny Dale post office open February 15, 1877, and ran to September 14, 1894, first postmaster was Joseph Hutchinson. Name changed to Sunnydale in September 14, 1894, and ran to July 31, 1901, first postmaster was Andrew Marshall.
Authors note. This shows way McCracken post office address change.