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Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: March 08, 2012 at 12:32:35
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Title: History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens
Author: Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821
Pg. a366
WILLIAM CRAIG, grocer, McKeesport, was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., Nov. 10, 1823, a son of GEORGE and MARY (THOMAS) CRAIG, the former a native of Ireland and the latter of Chester County, Pa. They settled in North Versailles Township, this county, in 1827, and moved to Butler County, Pa., 1844, where they resided until their deaths. They reared a family of 12 children: JOSEPH, MATILDA (MRS. JOHN LUDWICK), LOUISA (MRS.WILLIAM TAYLOR), JOHN, MARY (MRS. ANDREW HAFER), MARTHA (MRS.THOMAS McGILL), JULIA A. (MRS. DAVID McKEE), WILLIAM, RACHEL, STACY, ELIZA J. (MRS. JOHN BOYLE) and EMILY (MRS. THOMAS CHANDLER). Our subject was reared in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, and moved with his parents to Butler County in 1844, where he was engage in farming until 1871. He then came to McKeesport, where he has since resided, and for a number of years has been engaged in the dairy business. In the spring of 1885 he embarked in the grocery business, in which he is still engaged. He married, in 1872, RUTH, daughter of SAMUEL ELLIOTT, of McKeesport, and has five children: WILLIAM, CHARLES, CLIFFORD, LINNIE and MARY. MR. CRAIG is a member of the M. E. Church; politically he is a democrat.

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