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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Family Time Line

Jesse Elston Craig
1882–1951
Edith Myrtle Reed
1881–1956
Marriage: 11 July 1904
Norma Phyllis Craig
1904–1976
Beryl A Craig
1909–1979
Edward Elston Craig
1911–2001

Spouse and Children

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

(3)

    Female1904–1976Female

    Beryl A Craig

    Female1909–1979Female

    Edward Elston Craig

    Male1911–2001Male

Parents and Siblings

    Merritt Jesse Craig

    Male1853–1900Male

    Sarah Alice Hayden

    Female1850–Female

siblings

(7)

    Nellie Edna Craig

    Female1880–1884Female

    Male1882–1951Male

    Nettie Craig

    Female1884–Female

    Judge Clarence Elliot Craig

    Male1886–1941Male

    L. Earl Craig

    Male1889–1927Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

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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