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 Charles Vachel “Charley” Craft

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Charles Vachel “Charley” Craft

  • Birth 20 Oct 1872 Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 13 Oct 1934 Edgewater, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
  • Memorial ID 92709656

Charles Vachel Craft was the subject of a recent biography:

Charley Craft: The Life and Times of a North Carolinian Turned Oklahoma Homesteader 1872-1934 by Neal G. Lineback, Parkway Publishers, 2005.

Although not Quaker himself, under the influence of his wife who was, he pioneered an experimental new community in Gate, Oklahoma, where he volunteered much labor for the construction of the Quaker Meeting House and Academy there.
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One son, Cecil Irvin Craft, was a Lt. Col in the US Air Force during WWII and is buried in Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was also an elected member of the Nebraska State Legislature.
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  • Created by: Jan
  • Added: 28 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92709656
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Vachel “Charley” Craft (20 Oct 1872–13 Oct 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92709656, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Jan (contributor 47388195) .