John William Craig

Male9 March 1856–1939

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Craig was born on 9 March 1856, in Rokewood, Victoria, Australia, his father, Thomas Craig, was 29 and his mother, Mary Augusta Smith, was 21. He married Edith Ann Fenton on 14 March 1881, in Rokewood, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1939, in Prahran, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 83, and was buried in Creswick, Victoria, Australia.

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John William Craig
Edith Ann Fenton
Marriage: 14 March 1881
Henry Thomas Craig
Elsie Edith Mary Craig
Erica Rose Craig
Herbert William Craig
Ralph Ernest Craig
Emma Augusta Craig

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  • Australian Vital Records Index 1788-1905 Birth John William Craig
  • Headstone image of John William Craig from
  • Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 John William Craig

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 March 1881Rokewood, Victoria, Australia
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 11

    End of transportation to Western Australia.


    Age 14

    British troops withdraw from Australia.


    Age 36

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

    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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