William Craig

Male17 March 1840–12 February 1917

Brief Life History of William

When William Craig was born on 17 March 1840, in Kentucky, United States, his father, George W. Craig, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Dodson, was 33. He married Sarah A. Kelly on 1 September 1869, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in East Germantown, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Union Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 12 February 1917, in Center Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in East Germantown, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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William Craig
Sarah A. Kelly
Marriage: 1 September 1869
Aletha Craig

Sources (6)

  • William Craig in household of John Snider Sr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Craig, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William Craig, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1869Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 1

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 10

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


    Age 21

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    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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