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Bertha (Motley) Craig (1906 - 1982)

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Bertha "Bert" Craig formerly Motley aka Smith, Murrell
Born in Campbellstown, Kentuckymap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married (to ) in Illinoismap
Wife of — married in Illinoismap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sangamon County, Illinoismap
Motley-294 created
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Biography

Bertha was born the illegitimate child of a white father and a black mother. She attended Petersburg School until two weeks before her 8th grade graduation, when she quit to start working to help support her family.[1]

Sources

  1. Bertha Craig Memoir from interviews with Judith Haynes, University of Illinois at Springfield, 1981.
  • 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Year: 1910; Census Place: Athens, Menard, Illinois; Roll: T624_312; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1374325
  • 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Year: 1920; Census Place: Petersburg Ward 1, Menard, Illinois; Roll: T625_393; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 100; Image: 165
  • "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XS18-TB2 : accessed 17 March 2015), William Craig, Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0012, sheet 21A, family 589, line 23, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 544; FHL microfilm 2,340,279.
  • "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWCJ-FPL : accessed 17 March 2015), Wm G Craig, Petersburg, Petersburg Election Precinct, Menard, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 65-12B, sheet 1A, family 1, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 857.


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