Readus Lavon Craig

1937–2000 (Age 62)
Limestone, Alabama, United States

The Life of Readus Lavon

When Readus Lavon Craig was born on 25 September 1937, in Limestone, Alabama, United States, his father, Pate McKinley Craig, was 37 and his mother, Maude Belle Emerson, was 34. He died on 19 August 2000, in Gurley, Madison, Alabama, United States, at the age of 62.

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Pate McKinley Craig
Maude Belle Emerson
Denton Monroe Craig
Clinton A. Craig
Ervin Iris Craig
Gilbert Woodard Craig
Readus Lavon Craig

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 4

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.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 18

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Readus L Craig in household of Pate Craig, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Readus Lavon Craig, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Readus Craig, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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