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Charles Gordon Craighead

Born Born 09 Oct 1899 in Percy Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario.
Died Died 02 Nov 1970 in Trenton, Ontario.
Married Married 12 Oct 1921 to Aletha Iona Mc Gee, b. 15 May 1905, d. 02 Jan 1991

Parents and Family of Charles Gordon Craighead:

  • Father: John Craighead; b. 2 May 1847, d. 13 April 1923
  • Mother: Letitia Cochrane; b. 14 Jan 1861, d. 29 Aug 1943
  1. James Craighead; b. 1889, d. 1890
  2. Jessie Craighead; b. 1890, d. 1891
  3. Robert Craighead; b. 1892, d. 1894
  4. Percy Stanley Craighead; b. 05 Aug 1895, d. 04 Nov 1975
  5. John Seymour Craighead; b. 10 Jul 1897, d. 19 Jan 1983
  6. Charles Gordon Craighead; b. 09 Oct 1899, d. 02 Nov 1970
  7. William Henry Craighead; b. 03 Oct 1900, d. 06 Mar 1964

Children of Clarles Craighead and Aletha Mc Gee:

  1. Lawrence Allison Craighead
  2. Kathleen Belle Craighead

The Parents of Charles

Charles' parents, John Craighead and Letitia Cochrane, were married on 27 Mar 1889 at Warkworth, Ontario. They moved into the 150 acres farm that John had purchased on 22 Dec 1888 at Lot 20, Concession 9 of Percy Twp., Northumberland Co., at Godolphin, approximately 10 kilometres west of the town of Campbellford, Ontario. Here, they had 7 children of which the first 3 died as infants. Charles was the third oldest of the surviving children (4 boys). John and Letitia sold this farm on 1 Feb 1905 and moved the family into Campbellford. Then on 3 Jan 1907 they purchased an 164 acres farm on the north halves of Lots 25 & 26 of Concession 9 in Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., on the east side of Stirling, Ontario. John died on 13 Apr 1923 and was buried in the family plot at Stirling Cemetery. Letitia lived another 20 years on the farm with son Percy and his wife Nora until 29 Aug 1943 when she died and was buried in the Stirling Cemetery.

Charles' Early Years

Charles and his 3 brothers lived their early lives on the farm near Godolphin and attended a small one room country school. His education continued in Campbellford and then in Stirling. He helped on the farm at Stirling during his youth, especially during the summer that his brother Percy went out to Saskatchewan for the harvest and in 1918-1919 while Percy was overseas during World War 1.

Charles and Aletha

Charles married Aletha on 12 Oct 1921. In January 1922, they purchased their farm on lot 11, concession 9 in Seymour Township, Northumberland County, Ontario. There they raised their two children. In March 1968, they sold the farm and moved to Trenton, Ontario.

The Final Years for Charles and Aletha

Charles died on 02 Nov 1970 and was buried in the Craighead plot at the Stirling Cemetery. Aletha died on 02 Jan 1991 and was buried in Sackville, New Brunswick.

-- DonCraighead - 18 Feb 2006
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