Fulton Gazette, Dec. 2, 1915,
E.W. Craighead Dead
E.W. (Cal) Craighead, 82 years old, died at his home in Calwood early Tuesday morning as a result of paralysis and the infirmities of old age. He had a stroke of paralysis about three years ago and was attacked with another recently.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Ebenezer Baptist Church by the reverend J.A. Taylor, pastor of the Fulton Baptist Church. Burial was in the cemetery of the church.
Mr. Craighead was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Craighead, who settled south of Fulton in 1820. He was born south of this city and lived there until he was married to Miss Margaret Douglass, who died about forty five years ago. Later he moved to Calwood vicinity. Seven sons, two of whom are dead, were born to the first union. Those living are: Samuel E. Craighead, of Audrain County, Clyde W. and Edward of Calwood vicinity, and Felix of Utica Kansas.
About five years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Craighead was married to Mrs. Jennie (Herring) Suggett. To this union two daughters were born, one of whom is dead. The living daughter is Mrs. Albert Graves, near Calwood. A sister, Mrs. James May of Pettis county, is also living.
Mr. Craighead was a survivor of the Civil War, being a soldier in the Confederate Army under Price.
He was a member of the Christian church, and his life was in keeping with his church relations. Many friends of the family sympathize with them in their bereavement.