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James M. Craig

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James M. Craig

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Posted: 14 Nov 1999 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:50AM GMT
Surnames: CRAIG, SMITH, EICHORN, GLASS, RYAN
From the “History of Huntington County, Indiana 1914”

JAMES M. CRAIG. Another of the sons of Levi and Lenora (Smith) Craig, and one who has made a place for himself among the successful farming men of Lancaster township, is James M. Craig, a brother of Mack Craig, who is mentioned in other pages of this work at some length. Mr. Craig was born in Henry county, Indiana, on June 24, 1866, and came to Huntington county with his parents in the year 1870. His parents were natives of Pennsylvania and Washington county, Maryland, who came to Indiana in young life and in Henry county met and married. The father was a veteran of the Civil war, and he is now a resident of Huntington, Indiana, as is also his wife, the mother of the subject.

James M. Craig was the second born in his parent's little family, and he was three years old when they came to this county. He had his schooling in the Majenica district schools, where he attended during the severe winter months, the summer and spring seasons being devoted to farm work up to the time he was about nineteen years of age. When he was twenty-one he began to work for his father for wages, a custom of the family, and after a time he rented a farm and set up an establishment of his own. He married Clara Eichhorn on November 26, 1887, and she died on August 6, 1888, without issue. He later married Myrtle Glass, a daughter of George W. and Lida (Ryan) Glass, who was born in Jefferson township, Wells county, Indiana, and was there reared to farm life. She was given exceptional educational advantages for a country bred girl, and became a teacher, as well as being well advanced in musical knowledge. One child was born of their union, Gladys M. Craig, born August 29, 1907, now a student in the local schools.

Mr. Craig is the owner of a nice place of one hundred acres of fertile land, his farm lying eight miles distant from Huntington on the southeast, on the Huntington and Warren Pike, and he is regarded as one of the successful agricultural men of the township, as well he may be.

The family are members of the Christian church at Majenica, and Mr. Craig is a republican in his politics. They are people of excellent standing in the community, both of them coming of highly respected families of the state. The father of Mrs. Craig, George W. Glass, now resident in Jefferson township, is an honored veteran of the Civil war, in which he served from the beginning of the conflict until the last gun was fired, and he has passed his life as a resident of Wells county.

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