Hicksite Quakers Church Records

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Title

Hicksite Quakers Church Records

Alternative Title

Church Records from the Hicksite Quakers

Subject

Veterans--Florida
Quakers

Description

Two pages of church records from the Hicksite Quaker Church. Before his marriage in 1922, Charles Henry Craig (1896-1982) was admitted to the Hicksite Quaker Church on November 21, 1922. The application is included in these records.

Craig was born on October 6, 1896, in Dixmont, Maine. He was drafted in 1917, and his service began on March 31, 1917. He served with Battery C 4 Field Artillery in the United States Army, but never went overseas. He was stationed in Justice Precinct 8, Bexar, Texas, in 1920, and was honorably discharged on April 6, 1920, as part of demobilization. After his discharge, Craig moved to Delaware, Pennsylvania, and married Edith Hazel Chambers on December 30, 1922, with whom he had four children: Charles (1923), Elizabeth Sarah (1925), Mary Louise (1927), and Frances (1936). In 1940, Craig became a principal superintendent of Williamson School in Media, Pennsylvania, while maintaining his job as a tree surgeon. Craig registered for the “Old Man’s Draft” for World War II on April 27, 1942. Charles and Edith moved to Florida by 1954. Craig passed away on March 9, 1982 in Hollywood, Florida, and Edith followed in March 1989. They are buried together in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Hicksite Quaker Church

Source

Digital reproduction of original church records, November 21, 1922.

Publisher

Hicksite Quaker Church

Date Created

1922-11-21

Format

image/jpg

Extent

2.01 MB

Medium

1 church record

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Middletown, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and produced by the Hicksite Quaker Church.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Hicksite Quaker Church and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

Quaker College Archives, Haverford and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Ingle, H. Larry. Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation. Wallingford, Pa: Pendle Hill Publications, 1998.

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