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Martha Ann Newby Craft
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1876
Carmel
Hamilton County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 6, 1953
Arapahoe County
Colorado, USA

Martha Newby Craft was a birthright Quaker from one of the oldest Quaker families in America. Her first Quaker ancestors were Ralph Newby, born 1591, Memorial #92913575, and Dorothy Hinchley Newby, Memorial # 92913947, some of George Fox's first English converts. Her first American ancestor was their son, William Newby, born 1636 in England and died 1704 in Perquimmons County, North Carolina. Memorial # 68835164 .

Newbys in this line were also abolitionists and among the founders of the Underground Railway out of North Carolina.

Martha herself was one of the founders of an experimental Quaker Meeting and Quaker Academy in Gate Oklahoma, where she and Charley homesteaded. Well educated for her time, Martha was an accomplished poet and loved music.
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One son, Cecil Irvin Craft, no longer Quaker, became a Lt. Col in the US Air Force during WWII and is buried in Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was also an elected member of the Nebraska State Legislature. Memorial # 532353

Cecil was married to Ellen M. Erikson Craft, Memorial # 532369 and they had four children.

 
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 Parents:
  Gideon Newby (1830 - 1909)
  Rebecca Harold Newby (1835 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Vachel Craft (1872 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Paul Vachel Craft (1896 - 1977)*
  Marie Craft Lang (1902 - 1999)*
  Beulah Craft Carpenter Son (1903 - 1994)*
  Harold Newby Craft (1912 - 1999)*
  Forrest Emanuel Craft (1914 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emma Newby Frost (1866 - 1934)*
  Lenna Lenore Newby Apple (1871 - 1954)*
  Rachel Ellen Newby Lee (1874 - 1912)*
  Martha Ann Newby Craft (1876 - 1953)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Wheat Ridge
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Jan
Record added: Jun 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92709926
Martha Ann <i>Newby</i> Craft
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Martha Ann <i>Newby</i> Craft
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Martha Ann <i>Newby</i> Craft
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