Craigmiles, John Henderson b. June 7, 1825 d. January, 1899 Father of Nina Craigmiles, builder of St. Luke Episcopal Church. An entrepeneur with the Midas touch, he made thousands shipping supplies to the California Gold Rush. Also sold supplies to the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Known to have bought meat at 8 cents a pound and then sell it to the Confederate Army for 14 cents a pound. John was drafted to the Confederate Army, but sent a paid substitue in his place. (Bio by: Dustin Oliver) Cause of death: blood poisoning after a fall on an icy Cleveland street Saint Lukes Episcopal Church, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA
Craigmiles, Nina b. August 5, 1864 d. October 18, 1871 Little Nina Craigmiles won't be forgotten in Cleveland. At the age of only seven, this carefree child was struck with a tragic death. The whole town grieved. But no one grieved as deeply as her father, John Craigmiles, who constructed both the St. Luke's Episcopal Church and its grand white marble mausoleum in her name. Nina's small body rests in the sarcophagus in the center of the mausoleum. The day was October 18, 1871 -- St. Luke's Day. Nina and her grandfather were enjoying a speedy buggy...[Read More] Cause of death: Caught under snowplow on speeding train. Saint Lukes Episcopal Church, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Plot: The Craigmiles mausoleum is behind the church, near the playground.