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Ron Craig (#47631847)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 11 days
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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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Messages left for Ron Craig (295)[Leave Message]
yvonne whittaker
Robert Burns Wood
I am trying to find info on Robert and his sister Florence and if there are additional siblings.

Thank you
Yvonne Whittaker
Added by yvonne whittaker on Feb 20, 2017 7:56 PM
RE: Lizzie Pomi
Ignore it all. If i find anything for "Lizzie Pomi" (d. 1868), I'll let ya know. Glad my goof caused a giggle. Lol.

Enjoy the Holidays.

Juliann King
Added by JIK on Dec 17, 2016 1:07 PM
Kathy Margrave
Turner Martin, Fairview Cemetery, Columbia
Hi, Ron! Thanks so much for the death certificate information on this gentleman...I have added it to his memorial. Take Care! Kathy :)
Added by Kathy Margrave on Dec 06, 2016 5:09 PM
S. McDonald
RE: Robert Thomas
Thanks! Nice to meet you. My relative Floyd MacDonald married Topsy Bedsworth 20 Aug 1909.
Added by S. McDonald on Sep 09, 2016 6:31 AM
Mary Ellen Sappington Good
RE: Margaret Christian
I see your message on Margaret E. Black Christian's Memorial page. Thank you.
Added by Mary Ellen Sappington Goo... on Sep 04, 2016 8:14 AM
Brett Murphy
RE: Elizabeth Maddox
Yes, if you would transfer, I would appreciate it.
Added by Brett Murphy on Sep 03, 2016 6:32 PM
Cassie Hill
Randolph Riley Craig
Ron, thank you so much. I really appreciate the transfer. If you don't mind, I want to leave your bio there.
Added by Cassie Hill on Aug 13, 2016 9:03 AM
William Old
Old Family
I'm doing some research and find a post of James P.Old that according to your record of Marvin Old and Marie Wood (subsequently) Baxendale. Your record assigns Marvin B. Old (buried in Columbia)as the father. Do you have any records that Marie was actually his wife? My records show that Marie may have been the wife of James Marvin Old, died 1935 and that the only wife of Marvin B. was Kathryn Stamper. I appreciate if you can shed any light on this info. James P. Old died this week in OK and is buried where Marie Baxendale is also buried. Thanks.

Bill Old
Added by William Old on Jul 27, 2016 9:20 PM
Dean Chapman
RE: Thomas Witt
I try to sponsor the memorials of all of my blood relatives. So, yes, I would appreciate the transfer, if you're not related.

Much obliged! And thank you for your fine work!

Dean Chapman
Wildwood, MO
Added by Dean Chapman on Jul 17, 2016 4:58 PM
RE: Sophia Burt
Hello Ron I just sent a Roots.web page Dawn
Added by D.Truitt on Jun 17, 2016 3:27 PM
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