Persis Annette Craig

7 July 1921–12 January 1973 (Age 51)
Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Persis Annette

When Persis Annette Craig was born on 7 July 1921, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, her father, Mettlin Eugene Craig, was 27 and her mother, Bessie Anna Bishop, was 27. She married Stanley Paul Gessel on 9 August 1947, in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States. She lived in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 12 January 1973, in California, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Acacia Memorial Park, Lake Forest Park, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stanley Paul Gessel
1916–1995
Persis Annette Craig
1921–1973
Marriage: 9 August 1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 August 1947
Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Mettlin Eugene Craig

    Male1894–1938Male

    Bessie Anna Bishop

    Female1894–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 13

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 14

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, from Gaelic creag, a word that has been borrowed in Middle English as crag(g).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Persis Annette Craig Gessel in household of Stanley Paul Gessel, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Persis Annette Craig Gessel in household of Stanley Paul Gessel, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Persis Craig in household of Bessie B Craig, "United States Census, 1940"

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