William was mostly Native American, Choctaw. He was the secretary and treasurer for a construction labor union. He was known for giving anyone a job, which made union members angry, and his life was threatened, which is when he moved his family to Illinois.
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↑Memoir of Bertha Craig from interview with Judith Haynes for the University of Illinois at Springfield, September 1981
"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3D4-6X6 : accessed 18 March 2015), Annie Craig in household of William A Craig, Precinct 6 St. Louis city Ward 23, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 78, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,898.
"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJHK-LVQ : accessed 17 March 2015), William Craig in household of W U Craig, Petersburg Ward 3, Menard, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 9A, family 185, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,393.
"Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3FT-FXP : accessed 18 March 2015), William A. Craig, 23 Sep 1927; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,614,260.