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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.~~~
--- It is so amazing how many people on Find-a-Grave---
------- fancy themselves as the duplication police. ------

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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Barger (2)
Baumgartner (17)
Bullard (7)
Burnett (17)
Craig (35)
Direct Ancestors (25)
Griggs (13)
Sapp (31)
Vaughn (15)
Vemer (5)
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Angela Spitsen ..., Anna Jaech, Baumgartner, Brenda Kuenstin..., cheerful_woman, Courtney (Suble..., Debbie Turley ..., Dianna Taylor, Janet de la Peń..., JMC, Kim, Marsha William..., Schatzie Moore, Tricia Turney Q..., Zane's Mom
Messages left for Ron Craig (305)[Leave Message]
Diane Darby
James B Bullard
I found a February 20 1920 Sikeston Standard newspaper article on him. If you would like a copy please send me your email address. Thanks Diane
Added by Diane Darby on Sep 15, 2017 1:51 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 156388291
I'm am wondering who her parents were,, I'm related to some Pollock's in that area.Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Sep 05, 2017 10:58 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 156388291
Hello -- Are you related or know of family of the memorial above. Thanks Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Sep 05, 2017 4:22 AM
LaDonna Tornow
Ambrose Griggs Jr.'s mother
I am the g-g-g grand daughter of Ambrose Griggs Jr.(Oliver Sallee Griggs, Mary Vivia Griggs, Wanda Livingston).
I have his mother as Elizabeth White. Ambrose Sr. first wife. I also have another wife Isabella Evans. This is from information I gathered about 12 years ago. On his father's find a grave# 74196776 it gives his(Ambrose Griggs Jr.) mother as Polly Frazier. This was interesting news to me! I have searched and come up empty in finding her. I would greatly appreciate help in verifying Polly's marriagedeath or Ambrose birth. I would like to continue my search on the right family line.
Added by LaDonna Tornow on Aug 06, 2017 2:58 PM
Alan Baker
Pic of Allen Wesley Selby
Mr. Crag, My name is Alan Baker. I am married to the granddaughter of Allen Selby. I was wondering if you could please give my wife a call at 314-677-0193. Her name is Virginia but everyone calls her Jenny.
Added by Alan Baker on Jul 03, 2017 9:52 AM
RE: Travis Wilkinson
I appreciate your kindness.
Gayle Wilkinson Friedrich Messmer
Added by Gayle on Jul 01, 2017 5:11 PM
Everhart burial
On John Sybil Everhart and Cleo Gray Everhart, I have found them (duplicated) in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery and then in Little Bonne Femme Cemetery, with different memorial numbers. (Cleo is my cousin.) I am wanting to know if the cemetery was renamed later, or if these are two separate cemeteries and which one is Cleo buried in. The memorial numbers for John are: #82371990 and #73733024. Cleo's are: #82372028 and #73732991.
Added by Anonymous on May 07, 2017 7:37 AM
RE: Fannie Karney
Thanks for the kind reply and all your help with edits.
Added by YellowRoseTX on Apr 02, 2017 10:06 AM
Paul Hobbs
James E. Kramer grave marker
Could you please delete the photo that you have added to James E. Kramer page. Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri.

I have taken a cleaner, updated photo of his grave. He is my Father In Law.

Thank you for your efforts.

Paul Hobbs

Added by Paul Hobbs on Mar 12, 2017 10:00 AM
Lily Virdell
Mabel Rachel (Halter) Cullimore
Dear Ron, Thanks so much for the quick attention to the edits I sent for Mabel Cullimore and for all the work you do for Find-A-Grave. Blessings, Lily
Added by Lily Virdell on Mar 06, 2017 4:56 PM
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