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Asa Hollister Craig

Asa Hollister Craig, American farmer. Mason (32°).

Background

  • Craig, Asa Hollister was born on December 19, 1847 in Caldwell, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Perry and Maria (Hollister) Craig.

  • Education

    • Education common school and Albion (Wisconsin) Academy (non-graduate).

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Alice Craig (Mistress Charles H. Edgerton). Teacher public schools until 1872. County superintendent schools, 1873, 1890-1895.

      Engaged in farming, since 1875. Postmaster, Mukwonago, Wisconsin, 1914-1923. Appointed captain of all postmasters in Wisconsin for sale of Treasury Saving Certificates and personally sold over $40,000 worth.

      Originated and developed “Craig’s Honey Melon,” “Craig’s Silver Bantam” and “Craig’s Giant Bantam” sweet corn.

    Works

    • Author: Craig’s Common School Question Book, 1872. Parliamentary Practice, 1875. Pros and Cons, 1897
    • Christian Persecutions, 1899.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Mason (32°).

    Connections

    • Married Rebecca Birthrong, July 5, 1873 (died January 16, 1923).
    • father: Perry Craig
    • mother: Maria (Hollister) Craig
    • spouse: Rebecca Birthrong
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    Born December 19, 1847
    Died July 4, 1934
    (aged 86)
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