Christopher Craver

about February 1834–1 November 1936 (Age 102)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Christopher

Christopher Craver was born about February 1834, in Pennsylvania, United States. He married Rebecca Jane McElwain on 1 January 1861, in Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 1 November 1936, in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 102.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Craver
1834–1936
Rebecca Jane McElwain
1827–
Marriage: 1 January 1861
Mary Mcgregor Craver
1861–1936
Minerva M. Craver
1864–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1861
Bureau, Illinois, United States
children

(2)

    Mary Mcgregor Craver

    Female1861–1936Female

    Minerva M. Craver

    Female1864–1926Female

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 27

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of the North German occupational name Grever, a variant of Gräber ( see Graber ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Christopher Craver in entry for Minerva M. Samuelson, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Christopher Craver in entry for Mary Mcgregor Homes, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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