Sophia B. Craig

1842–1932 (Age 90)
Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Sophia B.

When Sophia B. Craig was born on 2 June 1842, in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Jonathan Craig, was 42 and her mother, Jane Arnold, was 37. She married Benjamin Franklin Goodwin on 22 December 1864, in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 28 July 1932, in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Harbor View Cemetery, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Sophia B. Craig
Benjamin Franklin Goodwin
Marriage: 22 December 1864
Carrie Goodwin
Benjamin Franklin Goodwin
Edward Bailey Goodwin
Elbridge Everett Goodwin
Antoinette Stevens Goodwin
Alice Leona Goodwin
Frank Willard Goodwin
Dexter Hildreth Goodwin

Spouse & Children

22 December 1864
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 24

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sophia B Goodwin in household of Benj F Goodwin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sophia Craig in household of Johnathan Craig, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sophiah B Goodwin in household of Benjiman F Goodwin, "United States Census, 1910"

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