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Ron Craig (#47631847)
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Bio Photo Born in 1950, married in 1975. Have twin sons, Mason and Weston, born in 1982. Lived in Columbia, Missouri all my life. Four generations of my ancestry is listed immediately below.

Please realize duplicates and errors are unfortunate accidents and can and will be corrected with your amiable, kind and helpful assistance. If you have a correction, please send me a courteous message, the error wasn't made on purpose. It's a mistake, it can and will be rectified. (please don't be rude) As the saying goes, "If you're not making mistakes you're not doing anything". If you provide me the number of a memorial that I have duplicated I will promptly delete mine. I make mistakes but:

~~~I never intentionally duplicate a memorial.~~~

Please use the edit tab function (Suggest a Correction) for requests for additions, updates and corrections. It does prevent additional errors. I encourage updates, additions and corrections. I try my best to make corrections, additions and transfers in a timely fashion. I hope to never manage so many memorials that I can't do that.

Please help me process your edit requests by sending me a personal email to alert me that you have sent through a correction if you see that it has been a few days and the changes did not take place. With the new system there are no notices sent to the contributors that there are edits waiting to take place and we usually have to randomly stumble across them, or check daily.

If you want to manage your relative's memorial, please let me know and I will be glad to individually transfer it to you (except my own relatives). Please let me know how they are related. I would very much like to have each memorial managed by a caring relative. I'm not doing this to see how many memorials I can accumulate and manage. I do this because I enjoy doing something, in my own small way, that I feel shows respect for those that have gone before me.

If I have uploaded a photograph you would like to copy, feel free to copy it. I give those photographs as a gift to the departed.

Don't be hesitant about adding photos, forms, certificates etc. to memorials I've created, even if others may consider them tacky, as long as they tell the person's story, I encourage adding them to mine.

"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come."
Rabindranath Tagore

My father was Cleitus Francis Craig.
My mother was Marie Baumgartner Craig.

My grandparents were:
William Elzy Craig.
Anna May Vaughn Craig.
Robert Isom Baumgartner.
Beulah Eunice Sapp Baumgartner.

My great grandparents were:
Francis Marion Craig.
Nancy Ann Griggs Craig.
Sterling Price Vaughn.
Mary Lucy Barrett Vaughn.
August Baumgartner.
Mary Alice Vemer Baumgartner.
Henry William Sapp.
Mercy Allen Burnett Sapp.

My great-great grandparents were:
William Riley Craig.
Lucrecia Jane Griggs Craig.
Shelby Smith Griggs.
Sarah Jane Rose Griggs.
John Hampton Vaughn (1826-1881)
Elvira Winterbower Vaughn(1830-1906)
Joseph Jackson Barrett (1840-????)
Eliza Jane Grate Barrett (1844-????)
John Baumgartner
Catherine Baumgartner
Paul Vemer.
Sarah Green Martin (1838-1871)
Christopher J. Sapp.
Margaret Jane Ferree Sapp.
William Samuel Burnett.
Margaret Lowery Bullard Burnett.

A Visit to the Gravesite

Dear Ancestor,
Your Tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and dates are chiseled here,
On polished marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
Though it is too late to mourn.
You do not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you,
In flesh, in blood, and bone.
The place you filled so many years ago,
I wonder if you could have known,
Would spread among the ones you left
In all the seeds you've sown.
I wonder if you lived and loved?
I wonder if you ever knew?
That someday I would find you in this spot,
And come to visit you?

"There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always."

― Isabel Allende, Eva Luna

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Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
Historical Society
Yes, it is on Court Street about middle way on the right side. There is a restaurant on one side of it. Hope you can visit, the people there are so helpful and they seem to enjoy helping. They have helped me a lot. Marsha
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Aug 24, 2014 9:23 AM
Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
Historical Society
I go there once in a while, ours has a lot of information but I am sure not as much as Columbia. I too get side tracked and read a lot of unrelated articles. The old ones are so interesting. Have you been to Fulton to our HS? Marsha
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Aug 24, 2014 8:30 AM
Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
I'm glad you liked the article. I enjoy reading and adding old obits and articles for the families
who are researching. Thanks Marsha
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Aug 23, 2014 12:39 PM
Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
Juanita Atteberry
Thank you for adding the photo.
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Aug 09, 2014 10:34 PM
The Irish Lady
RE: John Fred Boggs
Nice to see it.
Did he ever marry that you know of?
Added by The Irish Lady on Aug 09, 2014 12:12 AM
RE: George Hall

Many thanks!

Added by junebug on Aug 08, 2014 6:46 PM
Anna Jaech
Stephens Children
Oh my, that's terribly sad! Very nice that you have have placed them in the ethers... Somehow, the angle you gave it lends some poignance.
Added by Anna Jaech on Aug 03, 2014 9:26 PM
Anna Jaech
Callaway History
Good to hear from you. A Story. Somehow I came to have a letter written by Robert Brandon to his sister Elizabeth Kirby who'd stayed in Halifax county. He was telling her of the death of his wife Jane Holt, Abner's sister. It is 4 pages, written in his beautiful hand in 1858. He was the father of Elizabeth Jane, wife of William Wilson Vaughn. He wrote of her family in the letter - this, before the civil war's calamity.

I am too old to keep it much longer so I thought deeply & decided to send it to Cathy Clatterbuck Murahashi who used to visit us on Fox Island. She is a fine historian as are her children. She's not a Brandon. Elizabeth Foster Tilton & I knew of no Brandon likely to guard it. Cathy Clatterbuck descends from Susan Holt Bennett, John's wife. Elizabeth & I had always thought of it as a Brandon letter. But it gives a long, loving description of a Holt death. So for all time to come, it will be a Holt letter. Before I put it in the mailer I kissed it and shall never forget how my ggg gf was with me for a moment.
Added by Anna Jaech on Jul 31, 2014 2:13 PM
Anna Jaech
Elizabeth Bryan Dyer
Hi Ron: I think Mr. Golson missed Mrs. Dyer when he entered her husband, Samuel Dyer in Columbia Cemetery. I know she died about the same time he did. She was Elizabeth Bryan Dyer, daughter of Morgan & Sarah Bryan of Boone. I can't help but think she is a cousin of Rebecca Boone, but I don't have the link. Nonetheless, you took the photo for Samuel Dyer (#64851974) & I wonder if there is some kind of evidence for her burial... Her father, Morgan Bryan, is will #1696.
Added by Anna Jaech on Jul 31, 2014 11:01 AM
Sandy McNew Cooley
RE: Rebecca Beard
Don't remember if I thanked you for this transfer, so if not thank you so much!
Added by Sandy McNew Cooley on Jul 27, 2014 4:09 PM
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