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Mary Elizabeth Craig
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1870
Arkansas, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1894
Appleby
Washington County
Arkansas, USA

Obit: Springdale, Arkansas News dated August 24, 1894
It now becomes our painful duty to note one of the most serious tragedies that ever occurred in this community. It is the killing on Sunday the 19th of Miss Elizabeth Craig by one Dr Ott. The doctor after shooting and slaying the poor helpless woman then turned the deadly weapon upon himself and fired. The first shot entering his bowels on the right side low down. But the second shot penetrated his heart and of course he fell a corpse in his tracks. The young lady received but one shot which entered her back below the right shoulder, passing almost through the body. If she could have died instantly, as was the case with her cruel slayer, she might have been relieved of a vast amount of suffering and pain. But such was not the case as she lingered until Tuesday morning the 21st and death came to her relief. Cause of killing as well as your correspondent has been able to gather is as follows: Dr. Ott had been separated from his wife and children a few years and had become infatuated with Miss Elizabeth and on the day of the fatal affair had called to see her and she refused to talk to him which we suppose angered him and he left the house but in a short time returned when the tragedy occurred. Miss Eliza was a daughter of a well known and respectable family, her father once filling the office of Justice of the Peace and a prominent blacksmith, living near Ladds Mill in this vicinity. 
 
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 Parents:
  John W Craig (1850 - 1930)
  Martha Ellen Magness Craig (1854 - 1924)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Elizabeth Craig (1870 - 1894)
  William M Craig (1877 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Weddington Cemetery
Weddington
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Row 16, Plot 1
 
Created by: Deborah Blair
Record added: Oct 11, 2009
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Mary Elizabeth Craig
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Mary Elizabeth Craig
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Mary Elizabeth Craig
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