Abraham Craig

22 March 1881–17 November 1961 (Age 80)
Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Craig was born on 22 March 1881, in Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Craig, was 34 and his mother, Grace Walker, was 29. He married Jessie Howe Mochrie on 5 August 1904, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 17 November 1961, in Hartwood, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Craig
Jessie Howe Mochrie
Marriage: 5 August 1904
Isabella Bennett Craig
Grace Walker Craig
James Craig
Jessie Agnes Howie Craig
William Mochrie Craig
Abraham Craig
Jessie Howie Craig

Spouse and Children

5 August 1904
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Craig


    Grace Walker




    John Gibson Craig



World Events (8)


Age 3

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 4

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 21

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

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)

  • Abraham Craig, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • 1891 Scotland Census
  • 1901 Scotland Census

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