When Martha Jane Craig was born in February 1864, in Illinois, United States, her father, Francis A. Craig, was 29 and her mother, Isabella Patterson, was 31. She married Clarence E Mears on 5 December 1888, in Merrick, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years and Central City, Merrick, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1943, in Merrick, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Central City, Merrick, Nebraska, United States.
Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, Older Scots crag, craig. Compare the synonymous English Cragg .
Manx: either a shortened form of Gaelic Mac Concharraige ‘son of Cu Charraige (‘hound of the rock’) or possibly of Mac Thorveig ‘son of Thorveig’, from the Old Norse personal name Thórveig (from the god's name Thórr + veig ‘pith, strength’).