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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.

"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?

"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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Messages left for Ron Craig (266)[Leave Message]
Stuart Smith
RE: Wetherell
Thank you very much.
Added by Stuart Smith on Aug 06, 2015 3:48 PM
Rebecca Hough-Curry
John Griggs
My great grandmother was Nancy Francis, daughter of his first marriage. I am thrilled to actually see a picture of my great great grandfather and to read his bio. Nancy's first marriage was to Frank Underwood which produced my grandmother Cleo who married Ernest Hough and moved here to Michigan. Cleo and Ernest had my dad James Hough. Since retiring last year I have been researching the family trees and finding a picture is a very rare occurrence. Thank you for putting a face to the name.
Added by Rebecca Hough-Curry on Aug 01, 2015 3:19 PM
Langell McNaughton
Thank you so very much for the transferring his memorial to me! Also, thank you for taking time from your schedule to take pictures of markers and posting them on find a grave.
Added by mc&btay on Jun 18, 2015 7:34 AM
Ruth Midyette
Thanks for doing her. She was one of my teacers in high school at Harrisburg, MO. I think her family was on the edge of the elite in Columbia, MO. Much of the OLD money is buried in Columbia Cemetery on Broadway. As well as a few ne'er do wells.
Added by Jerry on May 11, 2015 2:19 PM
J Cottingham
RE: Johnsons
Thanks, Ron. Got 'em!
Added by J Cottingham on May 08, 2015 3:12 PM
J Cottingham
RE: Johnsons
Thanks, Ron. Not sure how this works, but the Johnsons were my maternal grandparents. i will be honored to look after them.

Are you a relation?
Added by J Cottingham on May 08, 2015 6:10 AM
Anna Jaech
Missouri Penitentiary Records
Ron: Because I volunteer to do transcriptions online for the Secretary of State (1965 death certs) I received a note that the penitentiary records are available. Just Google Missouri Penitentiary Archives. What criminals I can remember were not there :-)

This is a nice little contribution to make....
Added by Anna Jaech on Apr 25, 2015 4:25 PM
Steve J. Brickse
RE: Robert William Barrett/Catherine (nee Kuhl)
Thanks eversomuch Ron.

Now, I can put the (Barrett) family together.

Steve Brickse
Added by Steve J. Brickse on Mar 22, 2015 6:05 PM
Jeanie Brown
Permelia Barger Bullard #50708352
Ron, I've been shaking the family tree for over 40 years. Love this stuff.
I have never had the emptional tug, a warmth, from just looking at a photo of someone I've never met nor will. Permelia Bullard is the first and only. Thank you for posting that photo of her. Something stretched across the decades and thru the electronic screen and touched my heart.
Added by Jeanie Brown on Mar 21, 2015 10:18 AM
DW Brumm
Bessie Maude (Tyhurst) Smith
The link and info is fine, Ron. Regards.
Added by DW Brumm on Mar 17, 2015 12:13 PM
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