Gilbert Woodard Craig

1929–1975 (Age 45)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Gilbert Woodard

When Gilbert Woodard Craig was born on 30 November 1929, in Alabama, United States, his father, Pate McKinley Craig, was 29 and his mother, Maude Belle Emerson, was 27. He married Sarah Jane Butler. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Election Precinct 7 Pleasant Grove, Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 5 November 1975, at the age of 45, and was buried in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Limestone, Alabama, United States.

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Gilbert Woodard Craig
Sarah Jane Butler
Gregory Keith Craig

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  • Gregory Keith Craig


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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 12

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 13

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Woodard Craig in household of Pate M Craig, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gilbert Craig in household of Pate Craig, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gilbert Woodred Craig in entry for John Wesley Parrish and Monica Leigh Craig, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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