Harry Craig

Harry Knight Craig (1885 - 1950)

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Harry Knight Craig
Born in Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 2 Oct 1912 in Whittemore, Iosco County, Michigan, USAmap
Husband of — married 1940 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michiganmap
Descendants descendants
Father of , , and [private son (1920s - unknown)]
Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USAmap
Profile last modified 28 Jul 2019 | Created 18 Jun 2016
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Biography

When Harry Knight Craig was born on November 12, 1885, in Fairgrove, Michigan, his father, Sylvester Craig, was 41 and his mother, Emily Taylor, was 35. He married Eunice Lehman on 2 Oct 1912 [1]and they had four children together. In 1921 the family moved from Burleigh, Iosco, Michigan, to Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, and Harry operated a Grocery Store with his brother, William Craig, [2] By 1930, the family moved from Battle Creek, to a farm in Pennfield Township, Calhoun County, Michigan. [3] Less than a year later, Harry's wife Eunice died from injuries in an auto Accident on 24 Jul 1931 in Ionia, Michigan. Harry survive the accident, but never got over the loss of Eunice. She was buried in Hicks Cemetery in Pennfield Township, Calhoun, Michigan. [4] Harry remarried in 1940 to Elsie Bevilhymer, a cousin of Eunice. By 1949, Harry had retired as a farmer, and turned the farm in Pennfield over to his eldest son, Aubrey Craig, and Harry and Elsie were now residing in Battle Creek. [5] Harry took his own life on January 21, 1950, in Battle Creek, Michigan, at the age of 64, and was buried next to his first wife Eunice, in Hicks Cemetery.[6][7]

  • Fact: Residence (1900) Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan, USA[8]
  • Fact: Residence (1910) Burleigh, Iosco, Michigan, USA[9]
  • Fact: Residence (1920) Burleigh, Iosco, Michigan, USA[10]
  • Fact: Residence (1922) Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA[11]
  • Fact: Residence (1924) Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA[12]
  • Fact: Residence (1940) Pennfield Township, Calhoun, Michigan, USA[13]
  • Fact: WWII Draft Registration (1942) Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan, USA[14]

Photo Album

Harry with his sleigh and team of horses.
The Craig homestead in Whittemore, Michigan Harry, his wife Eunice, Mother Emily (Taylor) Craig, and two unknown cousins, 1916.
Harry and Eunice swimming with a friend, 1920.
Harry and his baby sister Sarah 1889.
Harry and Eunice with daughter, Joyce.
Harry and Eunice having a roadside meal.
Brothers Harry, William and sister Sarah Craig.
Harry and his sister Sarah.
Harry (Bow Tie,) with the Taylor family

Sources

  1. Ancestry.com, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Ancestry.com, Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Film: 110; Film Description: 1912 Houghton-1912 Manistee. Record for Harry K Craig. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=9093&h=839298&indiv=try.
    Michigan, Marriage Record (2 Oct 1912)
  2. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Harry K Craig 319 Kendall St. Craig Bros. Grocery. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=449498697&indiv=try.
    Craig Brothers Grocery 1921
    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (1921)
  3. Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002), Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0058; FHL microfilm: 2340714. Record for Harry K Craig Age: 44; Able To Speak English: Yes; Attended School: No; Can Read Write: Yes; Class of Worker: Working on own account; Enumeration District: 0058; Home Ownership: Owned; Is Employed: Yes; Live On Farm: Yes; Owned Radio: Yes; Registration District: 58; Marital Status: Married; Relation To Head: Head; Occupation: Farmer. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6224&h=13605534&indiv=try.
    1930 United States Federal Census
    Craig family farm
  4. Ancestry.com, Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Ancestry.com, Record for Eunice Craig. Automobile Accident in Ionia, Mi ;Neck broken, and body burned. Accident caused by tire blown out forcing auto into ditch catching fire. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60872&h=3228614&indiv=try.
    Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950
  5. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Harry K Craig. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=448103349&indiv=try.
    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (1949)
  6. Ancestry.com, Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;), Ancestry.com, Record for Harry Craig.
    Harry Knight Craig Obituary
  7. Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Record for Harry K Sr Craig Death: Battle Creek, MIchigan, Death Date: 21 Jan 1950 Burial: Hicks Cemetery plot B95 #4 . http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=69109758&indiv=try. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108322871
  8. Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0114; FHL microfilm: 1240744. Record for Harry Craig Age: 14; Occupation: Farm Laborer; Able To Speak English: Yes; Attended School: 6; Can Read: Yes; Can Write: Yes; Enumeration District: 0114; Months UnEmployed Past Year: 6; Marital Status: Single; Relation To Head: Servant. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7602&h=25656521&indiv=try.
    1900 United States Federal Census
  9. Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Burleigh, Iosco, Michigan; Roll: T624_650; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0119; FHL microfilm: 1374663. Record for Harry K Craig Age: 24; Marital Status: Single; Relation To Head: Son. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7884&h=12148051&indiv=try.
    1910 United States Federal Census
  10. Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Burleigh, Iosco, Michigan; Roll: T625_773; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 184. Record for Harry Craig Age: 34; Occupation: Farmer; Able To Speak English: Yes; Can Read: Yes; Can Write: Yes; Enumeration District: 184; Home Mortgaged: Free; Home Ownership: Own; Industry: General Farming; Is Employed: Own Account; Relation To Head: Head; Marital Status: Married. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6061&h=84358614&indiv=try.
    1920 United States Federal Census
  11. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Harry K Craig 72 Baldwin Ave. Grocer 1922. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=449591492&indiv=try.
    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (1922)
  12. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Harry K Craig 72 Baldwin Ave Occupation: Land Av. 1924 http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=1300196083&indiv=try.
    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (1924)
  13. Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan; Roll: m-t0627-01737; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 13-70. Record for Harry Craig Street Address: M-78; Age: 54; Occupation: Farmer; Attended School: No; Class of Worker: Working on own account; Employment Code: 1; Employment Details: No; Employment History: No; Enumeration District: 13-70; Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade; Home Ownership: Owned; Hours Worked: 96; Income: 0; Income Other Sources: Yes; Is Employed: Yes; Owns Farm: Yes; Public Emergency Work: No; Respondent: Yes; Seeking Work: No; Value Of Home: 4000; Weeks Worked: 52; Marital Status: Widowed; Relation To Head: Head . http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2442&h=80547163&indiv=try.
    1940 United States Federal Census
  14. Draft Registration, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," index and images, FamilySearch Record for Harry Knight Craig Age 56 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18290-15762-38?cc=1861144 : accessed 7 May 2015), 004673426 > image 856 of 6287. Citing NARA microfilm publications M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
    Draft Registration, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18290-15762-38?cc=1861144 : accessed 7 May 2015), 004673426 > image 856 of 6287. Citing NARA microf


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