Jesse Elston Craig

21 February 1882–9 January 1951 (Age 68)
Carrollton, Carroll, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jesse Elston

When Jesse Elston Craig was born on 21 February 1882, in Carrollton, Carroll, Kentucky, United States, his father, Merritt Jesse Craig, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Alice Hayden, was 31. He married Edith Myrtle Reed on 11 July 1904, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1920 and Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. He died on 9 January 1951, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Jesse Elston Craig
Edith Myrtle Reed
Marriage: 11 July 1904
Norma Phyllis Craig
Beryl A Craig
Edward Elston Craig

Spouse and Children

11 July 1904
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States



    Beryl A Craig


    Edward Elston Craig


Parents and Siblings

    Merritt Jesse Craig


    Sarah Alice Hayden




    Nellie Edna Craig



    Nettie Craig


    Judge Clarence Elliot Craig


    L. Earl Craig


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jesse Craig in household of Alice S Craig, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessy C Craig, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jesse E Craig, "United States Census, 1910"

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