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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
29. John Thompson Craig. Son of Thomas Frank Craig & Isabel Thompson. Born 24 Jul 1869 in Harvey. Christen 26 Sep 1869 in Harvey Presbyterian Church. Died 1 Mar 1962 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.
Died 1 Mar 1962, age 92 yr 7 mo 5 days, at home.
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
Obituary from the Daily Gleaner, March 1962:
Senior Citizen Dies At Harvey
Harvey Station (Special) -- Harvey Station lost one of its senior citizens when John Thompson Craig passed away at his home. Mr Craig, who was 92, had lived his entire life in this community.
He was married in 1896 to Janet McGowan, who with three daughters predeceased him. He leaves to mourn two sons, Thomas Kay and William John both of Harvey, seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
An elder of the United Church of Canada, Mr Craig was honored last summer on the occasion of fifty-seven years in this role. He also served for many years as Sunday School Superintendent and was a member of the church choir.
Though blind for 15 years, he had been in good health, and maintained an unusually active interest in world and community affairs.
Funeral services were held from St. Andrew's United Church with Rev. W. L. Randall officiating, assisted by Rev. S. R. Jackson. A wide circle of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respects.
Pallbearers were Arden Wilson, Willis Wilson, Arthur Craig, James Craig, Hollie Craig and Daniel Manzer. Interment was in the Harvey Cemetery.
Attending the funeral from outside points were Mr and Mrs Daniel Manzer, Brownville Jct., Maine; Mr and Mrs Avens Craig, Nashwaaksis; Mr and Mrs Murray Craig, Moncton; James Craig, Fredericton; Mr and Mrs Hollie Craig, St. John; Mr and Mrs Ward Logan and Mrs John Black, Dumbarton Station.
He married Janet "Jennie" McGowan, daughter of John McGowan & Jane "Jeanie" Little, 25 Nov 1896 in Harvey. Born 11 Mar 1865 in Tweedside. Died 29 Mar 1940 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.
They had the following children:
62 i. Janet McGowan Craig (Twin)
63 ii. Thomas "Kay" Craig (Twin)
64 iii. Olive Isabella Craig
65 iv. (Infant) Craig
66 v. Lila Margaret Craig
67 vi. William John Craig
68 vii. Ella Henrietta Craig