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Pvt Werter J. "Buzz" Craig
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1883
Death: Sep. 1, 1951

Werter J. Craig was born in Washington Twp., Preble County, Ohio, the son of Robert & Tabitha Elizabeth (Bierly) Craig.

He lived in West Manchester, Ohio, where he farmed. He was a Veteran, serving in the Spanish American War - Ohio Pvt. 6th Regiment Troop "D", Cavalry, between July 5, 1901 and July 4, 1904, when he was honorably discharged at Ft. Mead, S. D. (U.S.A., Cuba, Philippians, Puerto Rico 1898-1900).

He was married on June 15, 1905, Preble County, Ohio to Grace B. (Pierson) Craig who died August 11, 1936, and is buried at Verona Cemetery. They had one child, Dorothy.

He died September 1, 1951 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, at the age of 68 years 2 months 9 days old, and was interned on September 6, 1951 Sec.4, Lot #4 Grave# 1.
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Werter J. Craig

W. J. (Buzz) Craig, 68-years-old Spanish American war veteran, was found dead in his bed at the Central Hotel here Saturday night. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Craig, a native of the community, had been living at the hotel for about a month since returning from the Dayton Veteran's hospital where he had undergone treatments. He had also resided in Richmond, Ind., and Lewisburg.

Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton, Salem Avenue, Dayton. Mrs. Hamilton is at Hamilton's Lodge, Sugar Island, Sault St. Marie, Mich., this summer.

The body was removed to the Barnes funeral home and arrangements are pending word from the daughter.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Barnes funeral home with Rev. C.J. Bradbury officiating. Burial will be in Monroe cemetery and friends may call at the funeral home.
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Other Sources:
**1900 United States Federal Census, Monroe, Preble, Ohio - Werter J., age 16, enumerated in household of Robert Craig.
**1920 United States Federal Census, Harrison, Preble, Ohio - Wester J Craig, age 36.
**World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 @ancestry.com - Serial Number: 1045 / Order No.: A 1172 / Name in Full: Werter J. Craig / Home Address: West Manchester, Preble, Ohio / Age: 35 / Date of Birth: June 22, 1883 / Race: White / Natural born citizen / Occupation: Farmer / Employer: (Can't read- Looks like Wm. Trone) / Where employed: West Manchester, Preble, Ohio / Nearest Relative: Grace B. Craig / West Manchester, Preble, Ohio / 5.6, Medium, Medium built / Blue eyes / Lighter hair / Date of Registration: September 12, 1918. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Craig (1839 - 1921)
  Tabitha Elizabeth Bierly Craig (1843 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Grace Belle Pierson Craig (1888 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Annetta "Nettie" Craig Rollman (1864 - 1912)*
  John Franklin Craig (1877 - 1913)*
  Myrtle Mae Craig Juday (1883 - 1951)*
  Werter J. Craig (1883 - 1951)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Ohio Pvt 6 Cavalry
 
Burial:
Monroe Cemetery
Eldorado
Preble County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: genealogyfever
Record added: Aug 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15362329
Pvt Werter J. Buzz Craig
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