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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.

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"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come."
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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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Larry & Nancy Brooks
RE: Hattie Shockley
Thanks so much. Nancy
Added by Larry & Nancy Brooks on Oct 22, 2014 12:20 PM
becky westling
Ora May O'Neal Casswell
Not long ago I found out she was my great Aunt. I sent a link to her dads grave that you could add
Added by becky westling on Oct 10, 2014 10:29 PM
Becky Doan
RE: Dora Northup
I think so; the only thing I forgot to tell you was that her original name was Victoria Adelaide. That's why I didn't find her when I made a memorial! Someone sent ME an email telling me the info, so I've passed it on to you. Thanks!!! Becky
Added by Becky Doan on Oct 07, 2014 2:02 PM
Tracing Our Families
RE: Niles
Ron,
Thank you very much for the transfer's for the Niles. It is very much appreciated.

Vicki
Added by Tracing Our Families on Sep 30, 2014 6:50 PM
Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
Photos
The pictures on your ancesters Memoriala are great. I have always liked to look at old pictures. I have some of my ancesters but the ones fron the 19th century were lost.
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Sep 14, 2014 8:23 PM
Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
Family links
Some people just want to put the name in and dates and a photo of the gravesite. They won't add the obit. I research deeply to find info and family to link.
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Sep 10, 2014 3:24 PM
Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
Obituarys
I too like to put parents and spouse in and link families. Thans Marsha
Added by Marsha Williams Byrd of ... on Sep 10, 2014 10:33 AM
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
Hi
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
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