|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1883|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 1919|
Cherokee Sentinel, Jan. 17, 1919, page 5:
John Craig Killed
John Craig, single, aged about 36, shot firer at Mackie, was killed Wednesday evening about 6 o'clock by windy shot. It was some time later that the body was removed from the shaft.
John and Walt Malcolm are the shot firers and after Walt had finished his work and gotten to the top the night man told him he hadn't heard anything of Craig for about ten minutes, and Malcolm started upon a trip of investigation. He found many shots not touched which made him believe something was wrong, and when he went a short distance farther he found evidence that the explosion had occurred.
Fred Green, the state mine inspector, was here with his assistants yesterday making their findings.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
John Craig has lived with his mother in this city for many years and is well known. He has been working around the mines and was also a railroad man for several years.
Since the above was put to type we have learned that funeral services will be held at the M.E. church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
Cherokee Sentinel, January 24, 1919, page 1:
John G. Craig was born in Chautauqua Co., Kansas, July 13, 1883 and died at Cherokee, Kansas January 15, 1919.
He moved with his parents to Vinita, Okla. in 1895 where his father died in 1900.
He came with his mother and the rest of the family to Cherokee in 1901 since which time he has lived here.
During the last seven years John and his mother have lived alone in Cherokee.
Johnie was a devoted son and made home pleasant and happy for Mother. It ought to be said that he possessed one of the most rare qualities, not possessed by many boys, and that was that he was always kind and loving towards his mother. No more loving son could be found than Johnie. He tried, in his way, to make her burden light.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hattie Craig, three brothers and one sister, Albert Craig of Ord, Nebraska; James Craig of Mid-West, Wyoming; Bishop Craig of Springfield, Mo.; and Mrs. J.L. Michels of Yoder, Colorado.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Saturday afternoon by Rev. Ryan, and interment made in the Cherokee cemetery. Contributed by Cheryl White
Maintained by: Cheryl White
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Oct 21, 2008
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