The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
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Goldie M. Craige
Age 83, died 11 Jun 2001
Born 28 Feb 1918, daughter of  Earl and Ethyl (McCarty) Trees.
Married  Kenneth C. "Shorty" Craige, 4 Jun 1939; he survives.
Other survivors, one sister:  Mary Ruth Heck.
Indiana Business College; sec'y Shelbyville High School, retired 1975.
Eastern Star, First UMC
Burial Forest Hill
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday August 10, 1987
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Joseph W. Craig
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          Graveside service for Joseph W. Craig, 87, Heritage House convalescent Center, Greensburg, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Hill Cemetery with Rev. Helen Hagar officiating.
          Mr. Craig died Friday.
          He was born May 16, 1900 in Kentucky, and had been a laborer and a former member of the American Legion.
          He was married in 1969 to Minnie Bledsoe, who survives.
          Also surviving are daughters, Barbara Lou Brinson and Delores Bennett and 10 grandchildren.  One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
          Murphy Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by David Craig


Shelbyville  News
June 7, 1979
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           Mrs. Freda Mae Craig, 74, 402 E. Washingtopn St. died at 8:08 a.m. today at Major Hospital after entering the hospital Friday night.
          Born in Bengal on April 15, 1905, Mrs Craig was a daughter of Dave and Margaret
(Collins) Collins.  She was married to Walter W. Craig in Shelbyville on December 10, 1921.  Mr. Craig died November 8, 1978.
          Formerly a longtime resident of Shelby Township, Mrs. Craig was employed at KCL Corp.  She was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church, and was previously a member of the Fenns Pleasant Grove Christian Church.
          Survivors include two sons, Clarence "Bud" Craig and Carl Craig, both of Shelbyville, one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Rebecca) Gahimer of Winlaw British Columbia; and six grandchildren.  Two brothers preceded in death.  Services will be at Murphy Mortuary at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. E. Murray McMillan officiant.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may dall at6 the mortuary from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Submitted by David Craig.


The  Shelbyville  News
Nov. 8, 1978
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          Walter W. Craig, 78, R.R.5 Shelbyville died at 5:30 a.m. at Major Hospital where he had been a patient since Friday.
          He retired from the former local Admiral Corp. here and had been a part-time farmer.  Mr. Craig belonged to the Lady of Hills Catholic Church in Finley, Ky., from where he moved to Shelbyville in 1915.  He attended Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
          Born June 13, 1900 in Finley, a son of William A. and Anna Belle (White) Craig.  He was married in Shelbyville December 10, 1921 to Freda Mae Collins, who survives.
          Also surviving are two sons:  Clarence"Bud" Craig and  Carl Craig, both of Shelbyville; a daughter,  Mrs. Fred (Rebecca) Gahimer, Winlaw, British Columbia; a sister,  Mrs. Mabel Brotzge, Columbia Mo.; a brother,  Joseph Craig Greensburg; six grandchildren.
          Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. E. Murray McMillan officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Submitted by David Craig


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, October 7, 1967
Page 4, column 1
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Death Claims Mrs. Craig
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          Mrs. Ada Craig, 81, died today at 3:45 a.m. at the Rowland Nursing Home, Rushville, where she had resided since 1964. She had been in failing health for several months.
          Born on March 20, 1886, in Manilla, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Curson.  On Aug. 24, 1905, she was married to Shellie J. Craig, who died in 1962.
          Surviving are three sons, Clarence Craig of Shelbyville, Lawrence Craig, Connersville, and  James Craig of Fayette County; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank and Albert Curson, both of Shelbyville.
          Mrs. Craig was a member of the Blue Ridge Christian Church.
          Services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Moster and Sons Mortuary in Rushville with Rev. Kenneth Bates officiating. Burial will be in East Hill Shrine Mausoleum, Rushville.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Anderson Daily Bulletin
February 5, 1964
Page 6
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Jesse Craig Dies Tuesday
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          Jesse Craig, 77, 224 W. 17th St., died at Community Hospital Tuesday night at 10 o'clock aft er an illness of two years.  He had been a hospital patient for three months.   Born in Shelby County, he had lived here most of his life and was a Delco-Remy retiree.
          Surviving are the widow, Letha; two daughters,  Mrs. Evelyn Skouden and  Mrs. Hazel Sharp, both of Anderson; two grandchildren; two great-grand children; a sister,  Mrs. Mary Saunders,  Indianapolis, and a brother,  A. B. Craig, Anderson.   The body was taken to the Baker Brothers Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 2 p.m. Thursday and where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday by the Rev. Horace Schuman. v Burial will he in the Blue Ridge Cemetery at Blue Ridge.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday December 20, 1956
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DECATUR  COUNTY  NATIVE  DIES
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Last Rites At St. Paul For Mrs. Sarah Craig
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          Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Craig, 72, native of Decatur county who had lived in Elwood since 1936, died at Mercy Hospital there Wednesday.  She had been in failing health for a number of years and her condition had been serious one week.
          A former resident of St. Paul, Mrs. Craig was born November 8, 1884, the daughter of  John and Miranda Bullard. In 1901 she was married to  John W. Craig, who survives with six children.  The children are  Orville Craig  of St. Paul,  Mrs. Lela BeemanForest Craig and  Mrs. Mary Etchison, Elwood, and  Mrs. Alice Leffler  and  John W. Craig Jr. of Elkhart.  Also surviving are three brothers and three sisters,  Albert Bullard  of St. Paul,  Mrs. Gracie Allison, this city,  Benjamin Bullard, Indianapolis,  Ebert Bullard, Belleville, Michigan,  Mrs. Hester Adams, Rushville, and  Mrs. Ida Campbell, St. Petersburg, Florida.  There are several grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the Capher and Fesler Funeral Home in Elwood, Friday afternoon and the body will be taken to the Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul where friends may call.  Burial will be in Paul Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, December 27, 1946
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CRAIG  FUNERAL  TO  BE  SATURDAY
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Former County Resident Dies At Greensburg
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          Clarence Craig, 62, former Shelby county man, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday at his home, 231 North Monfort street, Greensburg.  He had been seriously ill the past five days.
          Mr. Craig was born June 18, 1884 in Rush county and was the son of  Casper  and  Jane Headlee Craig.  On December 22, 1906 he was married to  Roxy Ehl  at Shelbyville.
          The couple went to housekeeping in Rush county.  They lived in Rush, Shelby and Decatur counties and the last three years in Greensburg.  He had been a farmer and carpenter by trade.  For the past two years he had been fireman at the West School building.  Mr. Craig operated the first vulcanizing shop in Greensburg.  He was a member of the Greensburg Christian church. Surviving with the widow are three children;  Garnet Craig  of Crown Point, Mrs. Dallas Collins  and  Carl Craig  of Greensburg; two grandchildren; four brothers, William Craig  of St. Paul, Arby Craig  of Manilla, Bert Craig  of Morristown and  Virl Craig  of Shelbyville; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Stubbs  of Shelby County and  Mrs. Herbert Linville  of Shelby county.  Three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
          Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Howe funeral home in Greensburg conducted by the Rev. George A. Harris with burial in South Park cemetery, Greensburg.  Friends may call at the funeral home.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Darlene Headlee Collins


The  Shelbyville  Republican
March 12, 1931
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WILLIAM  A. CRAIG
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William Craig passed away
late Wednesday afternoon at Major Hospital
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          Injuries he received Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by an automobile at the intersection of Locust and Montgomery Street in this city proved fatal to William Craig, 68 years old, a resident of Shelbyille during the past fifteen years. Mr. Craig's death occurred at 5:19 o'clock Wednesday evening at the W.S. Major hospital where he was taken following the accident.
          Mr. Craig was struck by an automobile driven by Carl McCalip of this city and authorities who have investigated have expressed the belief that the accident was unavoidable.  Clyde R. Underwood, Shelby county coroner, will conduct an inquest into the man's death Friday night and will later file a report with the Shelby county clerk.
          Funeral services for the accident victim will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. John C. Rager, pastor of the St. Joseph Catholic church officiating.  Burial will be at the St. Joseph cemetery with C.F. Fix and Son, funeral director. Friends may call at the late home 616 Montgomery Street until the hour of the funeral.
          Mr. Craig was a son of William and Mary A. Craig and was born at Lebanon, Kentucky Oct. 20, 1863.  The greater part of his lifetime was spent in Kentucky where he resided until coming to Shelbyville in 1916.  During his residence here he had been employed at a Shelbyville furniture manufacturing plant and he established a wide acquaintance.  His death Wednesday evening is the cause of deep and sincere regret among his many friends.
          In 1892, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Belle White and to this union four children were born, three of whom survive.
          Since childhood he had been a member of the Catholic church at Calvary, Ky.
          Besides the widow he is survived by two sons.  Walter and  Joseph Craig  of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Broskey, of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters,  Mrs. Emma Moore of near Morristown, and  Mrs. Josephine Moore of Finley, Ky.; three brothers James Robert  of Louisiana, Mo.;  John Milton  of Finley, Ky., and  G. A. Craig  of Calvary, Ky., and seven grandchildren.
Submitted by David Craig


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday April 6, 1925
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EARL  CRAIG  DIED  IN  NEW  MEXICO
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Former Resident And World War Veteran
Succumbs To Tuberculosis
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AT  GOVERNMENT  HOSPITAL
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          Word has been received here of the death of  Earl Craig, which occurred Sunday at Fort Bayard, New Mexico, where he had been taking treatment for tuberculosis for seven months.  Mr. Craig is quite well known here and was a veteran of the World War.  He has been in a serious condition for several months.  He was thirty years of age.  During Sunday morning his wife left here for his bedside after receiving a message from the government hospital in New Mexico stating that he was very low.  Another telegram was received here Sunday evening which stated that he had passed away at 9:45 o'clock Sunday morning.  An effort has been made to stop Mrs. Craig while enroute but so far relatives here have been unsuccessful.  The deceased is survived by the wife, Mrs. Madora Craig, and father, William Craig, of this city, besides a brother, Paul Craig, of St. Paul.  He also leaves an aunt, Mrs. H. C. Manship, of Shelbyville, to mourn his loss.
          Announcement of the funeral will be made later by C. F. Fix & Son, in charge.

Ibid.
Wednesday, April 8, 1925
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BODY  OF  EARL  CRAIG 
TO ARRIVE THURSDAY
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          The body of  Earl Craig, who died Sunday morning at Ft. Bayard, New Mexico, will arrive at four o'clock on Thursday evening and will be taken to the home of his father, William Craig, 201 Fourth street. The remains are being accompanied home by the wife, Mrs. Madora Craig, who was called to his bedside in a government hospital. Funeral services will be announced later by C. F. Fix & Son in charge.

Ibid.
Friday April 10, 1925
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BURY  EX-SERVICE  MAN  MONDAY  P.M.
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          The body of  Earl Craig, who died in Fort Baird hospital, New Mexico, on last Sunday a.m. at 9:40, arrived here this morning on the 8:15 train and was taken to the home of his father, Will Craig, No. 204 Fourth street.
          He was a soldier in the World War and was a member of the American Legion of Shelbyville, which will participate in the services.
          He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Medora Craig, his father, Will Craig, of this city, one brother, Paul Craig, of St. Paul.
          Friends may call at the home of his father on Fourth street up to ten o'clock Monday morning, after which the body will be taken to the C. F. Fix & Son funeral chapel, where the funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Winfield  Daily  Courier
Winfield, Kansas
Monday, March 4,1918
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Elizabeth Barr Craig
Born: Aug 1837
Died: March 4, 1918
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          Craig: Mrs. Elizabeth Craig  widow of  Robert A. Craig  died at the home of her son-in-law  Oscar Gafney,  1517 Millington street with whom she had made her home since the death of her daughter, Mrs. Gafney, Monday morning, March 4, 1918 at a quarter past nine o’clock.  She suffered a stroke of apoplexy last Tuesday causing a complication of diseases incident to her advance age.
          Mrs. Craig was a beautiful type of woman and her friends who were legion will mourn her loss because of her kind and noble character.  The name of this woman was a synonym for love and charity and the memory of her numerous Christian acts in the church and community will be a monument worth of emulation.  Elizabeth S. (R.) Barr  was born in Shelby county, Indiana 81 years ago.
          On December 25 1863, she was united in marriage to Robert A. Craig and to this union were born two sons,  James H.  of Salt Lake City, Utah, who survive and  Ollie  who died in California three years ago.  In 1876 Mr. and Mrs. Craig adopted a daughter,  Maude Blevens  at the age of two weeks old and gave her the love and influence of good and pious Christian parents.  Later the daughter married Oscar Gafney of this city and preceded the mother in death several years.  Mr. and Mrs. Craig came to Kansas at a time when pioneering was a part of the life of the Kansas resident, About thirty years ago they moved to Winfield.  Mrs. Craig was one of a family of eleven children, five preceding her across the Great Divide.  Mrs. Craig was a life long member of the Christian church and a member of the Ladies G. A. R. Circle No. 40.
          The funeral will be held from the First Christian church Tuesday at 2:30 o’clock conducted by  Rev. Richard W. Gentry.  Interment will be made in the family lot in Union Cemetery beside the husband who preceded her in death on May 15, 1913.
Added note: Elizabeth Barr Craig was the daughter of  James Barr and Mary Garner  of Floral, Kansas.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Democrat - Volunteer.
Shelbyville, Ind., Feb. 26, 1880.
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OFFICIAL  ORGAN  OF  SHELBY  COUNTY.
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CRADLE --- ALTAR --- TOMB.
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Died.
          CRAIGE --- On the 18th day of February, 1880, to  Mr. R. W. Craige, of Manilla, Rush county, aged 22 years.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 27, 1879
Page 2, column 5
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DIED
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          CRAIGE—On the 23d day of March, 1879, at his residence near Manilla, Indiana, Mr. Henry Craige.  The remains were interred the following day in the Bennett graveyard.
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Bennett Cemetery, Union Township
Henry Craige  October 5, 1817 – March 23, 1879
Nancy Ann Craige  - Wife- February 5, 1827 – No Date
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Valerie


The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday March 27, 1879
Page 3 column 5
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DIED
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          CRAIG—On Sunday morning March 23rd 1879 of consumption at his home in Walker township, Rush County, Indiana, Henry Craig in the 67th year of his age.  Funeral on Monday March 24th 1879 at 2 ½ o’clock p.m. at Bennett Graveyard.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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