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Obituary ~ Saline Craig
December 12 1833 ~ January 17m 1908
Saline Craig was born in Jackson county, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1833, died at the home of John McIntosh in Davis City, Iowa of lung fever, on Jan. 17, 1908, aged 74 years, one month and 5 days.
The subject of this sketch was the daughter of Samuel Craig, who was a soldier in the Black Hawk war, and died when she was only five years old. When she was but an infant a cold settled in her eyes causing total blindness. She grew to womanhood in Jackson county, Ohio, and graduated from the Columbus school for the blind. In 1859 with her mother and only brother, the late W.F. Craig, she came to Iowa, and they settled near where now stands Davis City, and here with the exception of nine years she lived with a sister in Texas, her life was spent.
She united with the Brethren church before coming to Iowa, and had ever lived a faithful Christian life. Not withstanding her blindness she was always cheerful and happy. She often remarked that as she never knew what sight was she had nothing to regret. She was the last survivor of her father's family of four children to pass away. Peace to her memory.
Funeral services were held at the Union church in Davis City, on Saturday following her death, the sermon being preached by Rev. Howard, pastor of the M.E. church.
Submission by Bobbie, July 2, 2016