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Descendents of John Thompson (1800 – 25 Aug 1888)
and Isabella Swan ( ca 1800 – 20 May 1851)
Third Immigrant Generation
Entry last updated: 18 Feb 2008
28. Henry Patterson Craig . Son of Thomas Frank Craig & Isabel Thompson. Born 28 May 1867 in Harvey Settlement. Died 13 Apr 1952 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
Death date on gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery is 13 Apr 1952, whereas death date in obituary is 14 Apr. Not sure which is correct.
3702. Ca 1870 tin type image of family of Thomas Craig. Left to Right. Isabel Thompson with son John in lap; daughter Etta standing; Thomas Craig seated with son Henry in lap. Age of photograph is based on probable age of John, who was born 24 Jul 1869. He appears to be between age 1 and 2 in photograph. Collection of Brian Swan, La Peche, Quebec. Album orginated from his grandmother Ella Jessie Swan (née Thompson) who provided the image identification. Rephotographed, 9 Jun 2008 by Tim Patterson. Cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 10 Feb 2009
From unidentified newspaper obituary:
Harvey Station -- The death of Henry P. Craig occurred at him home April 14, following an illness of a few weeks. Mr Craig was in his 85th year, and was born in Harvey where he had spent his entire life. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, being an elder for 40 years.
Predeceased by his wife Amelia, 16 years ago, he leaves to mourn two daughters, Mrs Thomas Craig of Taymouth, and Mrs George Moffitt, Harvey and two sons, James of Fredericton and Arthur, at home.
Prayers were held at the home followed by a service in Knox Presbyterian Church by Rev. Mr Sproule, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. John Rose, Pastor of Harvey United Church. Abide With Me, and Will There Be Any More Stars, favorite hymns of the deceased were sung by the choir. A solo, Resting, was sung by Mrs Little Little.
Pall-bearers were two sons, James and Arthur Craig, Willis Wilson, Cay Craig, George Moffitt and Delbert Lister. Interment was in Harvey Cemetery.
He married Amelia Nesbit Swan, daughter of John "Jack" Swan & Mary Simpson Rutherford, 27 Jun 1894 in Harvey, York Co., NB. Born 1 Sep 1876 in Harvey Sta. Died 18 Oct 1936 in Harvey Sta. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Housewife. Religion Presbyterian.
From The Daily Telegraph, Saint John, 4 Jul 1894: Married at the residence of the bride's parents, Harvey (York Co.) June 27th, by Rev. J. A. McLean, Henry Craig and Amelia M. Swan, eldest daughter of John Swan and granddaughter of Postmaster Rutherford, Tweedside.
From an unidentified newspaper obituary:
DIED AT HARVEY
Mrs H. P. Craig Well Known Woman Died After Four Months of Illness
Harvey Station, Oct 23 -- The death of Mrs Henry P. Craig occurred at her home Sunday evening, Oct. 18th, after four months illness, aged 60 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Thomas Craig of Stanley and Mrs George Moffitt, Harvey; two sons, Arthur and James Craig, Harvey; five grandsons; four brothers, Albert and Russell Swan, Harvey; Harry, McAdam; George, Brownville Junction, Me.; and one sister, Mrs John E. Lister, Harvey.
Mrs Craig was a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church, a member of the W.M.S. and took an active part in all church work. She will be greatly missed by her family and a large circle of relatives and friends for her cheerful and kindly disposition.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with prayers at the home at 2:30 and a very impressive service conducted by Rev. R. J. Kirkland in Knox Presbyterian Church at 3 o'clock. The hymns were In the Sweet Bye and Bye and I Want to Go There and a solo On the Resurrection Morn, sung by Mrs Kirkland. The pall-bearers were her two sons, Arthur and James Craig, and four brothers, Albert, Russell, Harry and George Swan. Interment was made in the Harvey Burying Ground.
Henry P. and Amelia lived in Harvey and farmed on Lot #10, second tier. They had five children: Lottie, Lizzie, Russell, Arthur and James.
They had the following children:
57 i. Mary "Lottie" Isabell Craig
58 ii. Elizabeth Maude "Lizzie" Craig
59 iii. Russell S. Craig
60 iv. John Thomas "Arthur" Craig
61 v. James McLean Craig