Craig, Maurice

Birth Name Craig, Maurice
Gender male
Age at Death 82 years, 5 months, 28 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1924-07-04 Emmet, Navarro, Texas, USA Birth of Craig, Maurice
 
Death 2007-01-01 Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, USA Death of Craig, Maurice
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Craig, George E.
Mother Johnson, Margaret Elizabeth
    Sister     Craig, Ouida Frances
         Craig, Maurice

Families

    Family of Craig, Maurice and Johnson, Frances L.
Married Wife Johnson, Frances L.
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1948-06-12   Marriage of Craig, Maurice and Frances
 

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Narrative

Maurice Craig
Born in Emmett, Texas on Jul. 4, 1924
Departed on Jan. 1, 2007 and resided in Hillsboro, TX.

Visitation: Tuesday Jan. 2, 2007
Service: Wednesday Jan. 3, 2007
Cemetery: Ridge Park Cemetery

 

Maurice Craig, 82, of Hillsboro died Monday, January 1, 2007, at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro.

Maurice was born July 4, 1924 in Emmett, Texas the son of George and Margaret (Johnson) Craig. He grew up in Irene and attended school there.

On March 10, 1943 he joined the United States Army and served during WWII, serving with the 398th Army Engineers in England, France, and Germany. He was honorably discharged on January 1, 1946.

On June 12, 1948 he married Frances Johnson and they made their home in Hillsboro.

He was employed with Independent Oil Company for many years and was also employed with Hill County Precinct 4, retiring in 1991.

For over fifty years, he was a member of Line Street United Methodist Church in Hillsboro where he served as a past chairman of the Administration Board and the Lords Acre Committee. He was also a member of the Model A Club of Fort Worth and enjoyed driving his car in parades and Model A tours, winning many trophies.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Frances Nixon; and a brother-in-law, Archie Nixon.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Frances Craig of Hillsboro and several cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Line Street United Methodist Church, 304 Line Street, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

Narrative

Here's another tidbit. Maurice Craig and my dad were best friends. They were only 3 years apart so they grew up together and signed up to fight in WWII. Maurice went to Europe and worked as a mechanic and drove the supply lines. Daddy went to the South Pacific and built radio towers in the jungle. When they got home from the war, they double dated and Maurice actually introduced my parents to one another. Maurice was dating my mother and then one day he saw her younger sister Frances. It must have been love at first sight but he wasn't sure how to get out of dating Mama and then ask Frances out. He told my Mom that he had an uncle that didn't talk much but he was a nice guy. My mom agreed to go out with him. So, Mama married Daddy and Maurice married Frances. Maurice worshipped the ground Frances walked on! They were quite a pair. So Maurice was my cousin on one side of the family and my uncle by marriage on the other. I always called him Uncle though. He was my favorite. Maurice was the life of every party! Whenever I visited him or Maggie, I always knew I was loved alot! - Jayne Gillen

Pedigree

  1. Craig, George E.
    1. Johnson, Margaret Elizabeth
      1. Craig, Ouida Frances
      2. Craig, Maurice
        1. Johnson, Frances L.

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