This obituary is from The (Louisville,
Ky.) Courier-Journal, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1914, page 5, column 6.
MRS. ANNIE M'QUOWN CRAIG DIES AT AGE OF 85 YEARS
WIDOW OF LOUISVILLE FUR AND HAT MERCHANT KNOWN THROUGHOUT SECTION.
Mrs. Annie McQuown Craig, 85 years old, one of the best-known
residents of Jefferson county, died of infirmities at 9:15 o'Clock
yesterday morning at "Edgewood," her home near Pewee Valley.
"Grandmother Craig," as she was known, enjoyed good health until a
year ago. Her condition became serious about ten days ago. Members
of the family were at the bedside when she died.
Mrs. Craig was born in Harrodsburg, Ky., and was the daughter of
Prof. Alexander McQuown, who conducted a school at Forest, near
Anchorage, before the Civil War. She married Alexander Craig, a fur
and hat merchant of Louisville, who died forty-two years ago.
Her husband was the founder of the Pewee Valley Presbyterian church,
and Mrs. Craig was its oldest living member. Her home was the scene
of many social functions and was the setting for the "Little
Colonel" stories by Annie Fellows Johnston, which enjoyed wide
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Samuel A. Culbertson, of
Louisville; Mrs. Mamie Lawton, widow of Gen. Henry W. Lawton, who
was killed in the Philippines, and Miss Fannie Craig: three sons,
Alexander, Harry and Merton Craig: six grandchildren and two
The grandchildren are A. Craig, Culbertson, William C. Culbertson,
Mrs. LeRoy Gayheart, Mrs. Oliver Bagby, Miss Catherine Lawton and
Funeral services will be conducted at the Pewee Valley Presbyterian
church at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Burial will be in Cave Hill
This obituary is from The (Louisville, Ky.) Daily
Democrat, Thursday, Oct 8, 1868, page 1, column 2.
Death of an Old Merchant
Yesterday Alex. Craig, Esq., formerly of the well—kown house of Hays
Craig, hatters and furriers, and recently associated with Craig,
Truman & Co., died at his country seat, in Pewee Valley, Oldham
County. Mr. Craig had long been connected in business here and was
highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.