Alexander Homer Craigmile

13 June 1876–1954 (Age 77)
Gifford, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alexander Homer

When Alexander Homer Craigmile was born on 13 June 1876, in Gifford, Champaign, Illinois, United States, his father, Alexander Cragmile, was 33 and his mother, Agnes Calder, was 21. He married Clara Louise Williams in 1906, in Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Compromise Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died in 1954, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 78.

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Alexander Homer Craigmile
Clara Louise Williams
Marriage: 1906
Mary Williams Craigmyle
Alexander Robert Craigmyle

Spouse and Children

Champaign, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Cragmile


    Agnes Calder




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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place called Craigmyle, in Aberdeenshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • A Homer Craignile in household of Alexander Craignile, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Homer A Craigmile in household of Alexander Craigmile, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mr Alexander H Craigmile, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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