Sylvester Brinley Craig

11 January 1853–19 March 1949 (Age 96)
Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sylvester Brinley

When Sylvester Brinley Craig was born on 11 January 1853, in Preble, Ohio, United States, his father, Reason Bartley Craig, was 49 and his mother, Dorcas Gard, was 39. He married Indianola Brooks on 13 September 1882, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wayne, Wayne, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1935. He registered for military service in 1881. He died on 19 March 1949, in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Goshen Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Sylvester Brinley Craig
Indianola Brooks
Marriage: 13 September 1882
William Roy Craig
Lillian Craig
Edward Craig
John Presley Craig
Walter Craig
Etta Elmira Craig

Spouse and Children

13 September 1882
Wayne, Indiana, United States


    William Roy Craig



    Edward Craig



    Walter Craig


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Parents and Siblings

    Reason Bartley Craig





    Lorinda Craig


    George Washington Craig


    Enoch Craig


    Noah Craig


    William H Craig


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 1

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 3

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 26

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Sylvester Craig, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sylvester B Craig, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sylvester Craig in household of Resin B Craig, "United States Census, 1860"

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