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Ron Craig (#47631847)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 15 days
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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?

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Craig (35)
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Sapp (31)
Vaughn (15)
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Messages left for Ron Craig (284)[Leave Message]
Jennifer Burton
Ron, thank you for the time you give & for making the 4 transfers I requested so easy! Greatly appreciated!
Added by Jennifer Burton on Apr 21, 2016 4:42 PM
Jennifer Burton
RE: Elmer King
Ron, thank you so much for the transfer, greatly appreciate it!
Added by Jennifer Burton on Apr 18, 2016 1:12 PM
ATC (AW) Ray Jackson, USN (ret)
RE: Ophelia Robinson Shepard
Thank you sir, much appreciated.
Added by ATC (AW) Ray Jackson, USN... on Apr 01, 2016 3:07 PM
Anna Jaech
A Tip!
In case you don't know, the 1965 death certs for Misssouri have just been released. As a volunteer I received immediate notice & you are one of my few choices :-)
Added by Anna Jaech on Mar 31, 2016 8:22 PM
Russ Gunther
Thank you Ron
I appreciate the transfer of my family members. Their bios have been updated and I have linked them to the rest of the family.

Thanks again for all you have contributed,
Russ Gunther
Added by Russ Gunther on Mar 31, 2016 4:03 PM
RE: Dallas D. Schafer
This is totally unexpected, and I do thank you very much. His parents' graves are near where I live, and we are related, although distantly. Thank you.
Added by Yeschke on Jan 29, 2016 2:40 PM
Anna Jaech
An OMG! from Annie
Hi Ron! I was looking at the Hardins of Boone. OMG! At the top was Amy M. Hardin - my only child! It was a shock for only a second, as I know she's truly alive; and she's married almost 20 years.
Serendipities occur all the time on Find A Grave; affirming how small the world that is just passing was. "Love it!

Added by Anna Jaech on Jan 02, 2016 11:19 AM
Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
Thank you for the transfer. That is a good name for the people who are always looking for other folks errors. I don't know how they find the time. Thanks Marsha
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Dec 11, 2015 10:01 AM
Paula Ruder
RE: Lucille Cantwell
Thank you
Added by Paula Ruder on Dec 01, 2015 7:34 PM
Lily Virdell
RE: Virginia Blomeyer Cooke
Thanks for the transfer, and thanks again for all the wonderful photography you do.
Added by Lily Virdell on Nov 24, 2015 12:36 PM
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