James W. Craig, attorney at law, Mattoon; was born in Morgan Tp., Coles Co., Ill., June 29, 1844; his early life was that of a farmer’s son; his education was obtained in the common schools; in 1864, he began the study of law with Col. O. B. Ficklin, of Charleston; in the fall of 1865, he matriculated in the law department of the Michigan University, from which he graduated in March, 1867; in April, following, he was admitted to the State and Federal Courts; he began the practice of his profession in v, forming a copartnership with Col. Ficklin; in May, 1868, he located in Mattoon, retaining his partnership with Col. Ficklin two years; in 1872, he was chosen State’s Attorney for Coles Co., and retained the office until 1876; the firm of Craig & Craig was formed in 1877. He was married in June, 1868, to Mary Chilton, a native of Scott Co., Ill.; has two children – Edward C. and Lizzie I. Owns eighty acres near the city, real estate in Mattoon and near Charleston.
Biographical Sketch of James W. Craig
MLA Source Citation:Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 18 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/biographical-sketch-of-james-w-craig.htm - Last updated on Oct 16th, 2011
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