Jennie E Craig

Brief Life History of Jennie E

When Jennie E Craig was born on 29 January 1866, in Neponset, Bureau, Illinois, United States, her father, James C Craig Jr, was 38 and her mother, Eliza Jane Jones, was 32. She married Henry Harvey Bennett on 5 March 1885, in Neponset, Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 4 October 1894, in Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Illinois, United States.

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Henry Harvey Bennett
Jennie E Craig
Marriage: 5 March 1885
James Craig Bennett
Roy Harvey Bennett
Byrle H Bennett

Sources (25)

  • Jane Craig in household of James Craig, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jennie E. Craig Bennett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jennie Craig in entry for James C Bennett, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, Older Scots crag, craig. Compare the synonymous English Cragg .

Manx: either a shortened form of Gaelic Mac Concharraige ‘son of Cu Charraige (‘hound of the rock’) or possibly of Mac Thorveig ‘son of Thorveig’, from the Old Norse personal name Thórveig (from the god's name Thórr + veig ‘pith, strength’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

1963 James C Bennett -- Excerpts taken from a story written by Craig Bennett

In Idaho Falls, Idaho, in 1963, the temperatures were dropping well below zero and rising briefly to more than forty degrees within a two-week period. No matter the weather,Jim tended dutifully to hi …

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