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      The Samuel Culbertson Mansion
Louisville's Most Historic Inn

1432 South Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
502.634.3100;  866.522.5078 toll free


Louise Craig Culbertson
*1865 - +Sept 10, 1938
Wife of Samuel A. Culbertson

1897 in Louisville

ca 1928, in Atlantic City

With her son Alexander Craig Culbertson, 1930s

Marriage to Samuel

This obituary is from The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal, Tuesday, Sep. 13, 1938, section 1, page 5, column 4.

Funeral Services Tuesday for Mrs. Culbertson
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Craig Culbertson, 73, wife of Samuel A. Culbertson, chairman of the board of the Churchill Downs-Latonia Jockey Club, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the residence, 1432 S. 3d., with the Rev. Dr. Horace Cady Wilson officiating. The burial will be private in Cave Hill. The family asked that no flowers be sent.
Mrs. Culbertson died Saturday at their summer home at Manchester-By- the-Sea, Mass. She was a charter and life member of the Colonial Dames, a member of the Woman's Club, a member of the board of the Children's Free Hospital, and a member of the Warren Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Craig Culbertson, Sr., of New York, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Richard Carr of Chicago; Samuel A. Culbertson, II., of Chicago, and Craig Culbertson, Jr.


Obituaries of Louise's parents

Annie Craig

This obituary is from The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1914, page 5, column 6.



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 popularity.
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 great-grandchildren.
The grandchildren are A. Craig, Culbertson, William C. Culbertson, Mrs. LeRoy Gayheart, Mrs. Oliver Bagby, Miss Catherine Lawton and Manly Lawton.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Pewee Valley Presbyterian church at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Burial will be in Cave Hill cemetery.

Alexander Craig

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.

Samuel A Culbertson Timeline

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Samuel's father:
William S Culbertson of New Albany, IN and his three wives:
     Eliza Vance Culbertson
     Cornelia Culbertson
     Rebecca Keith Culbertson
William S Culbertson Mansion, New Albany, IN
Children of William Stuart Culbertson

About Samuel and his family:
1886 Wedding of Samuel A Culbertson / Louise Craig
Louise Craig Culbertson, wife of Samuel A. Culbertson
Samuel & Louise Culbertson's 1st house 1886
Telegram from Mrs. Sam Culbertson to the War Dept 1899
1918: Samuel Culbertson enlists in the army
Culbertson Family vacationing at Narragansett, 1928
Churchill Downs years



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