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John Craig
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Birth: unknown
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1896
Folsom
Sacramento County
California, USA

John was born circa 1855. He married Miss Emily Hunter on December 8, 1884 in Los Angeles County, and they became the parents of three children -- Willie, Johnnie, and baby Edna. John had been a police officer for three years in Los Angeles but lost his job due to incompetence. He had been working for the street department for about a year. He was also a deputy US marshal and a deputy constable. On July 25, 1894, two months after Emily filed for divorce, John shot and killed her, and almost killed his brother-in-law George Hunter at the same time. John then drove across town where he shot and killed his former in-laws and Emily's parents, William and Mary Hunter. He attempted suicide at that point but was unsuccessful. After a lengthy trial followed by an unsuccessful appeal, John was executed at Folsom State Prison. As he stood at the gallows, he spotted his former brother-in-law, Joseph Hunter, in the audience and called out, "Oh Joe, I love you!" And that was the last of John Craig. 
 
Burial:
New Helvetia Cemetery (defunct)
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
 
Created by: Kathie
Record added: Jun 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111837109
John Craig
Added by: Kathie
 
 
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