New Jersey Obituaries - August 17, 1898 - William Henry Craig

William Henry Craig, a former resident of Freehold, died at Cedar Run, in Ocean county, on Tuesday of last week, aged 70 years. Mr. Craig was shoeing a horse when he was stricken with heart disease and died immediately. He was the son of Maria H. and David D. Craig, and was born near Colt's Neck. He married Miss Lydia Conover, who died in 1879. During the civil war he went to the front as second lieutenant of Company D. Fourteenth New Jersey volunteers, and was badly wounded in the battle of Monocacy, July 9th, 1 864. He afterward obtained the title of captain. At the close of the war he became a member of the firm of Furman & Craig, carriage builders, of Freehold. Four sons survive him. They are Joseph T., James A., and Edwin of Jacksonville, Florida, and William C. of Asbury Park.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, August 17, 1898