James Craig Smith

b. 13 September 1859, d. 11 April 1921

James Craig Smith, 1859-1921
  • James Craig Smith was born on 13 September 1859 in Orrville, Dallas County, Alabama.
  • He married Eloise LeGrand, daughter of Milton Paul LeGrand and Maria Louisa Jones, on 3 October 1893.
  • He was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives 1890-1891 and 1896-1897, and Alabama State Treasurer 1892-1896 and 1900-1907. In 1906 he was chairman of the State campaign committe of the democratic party, and on 1 March 1907 he entered upon his duties as president of the Board of Convict Inspectors.
  • James Craig Smith and Eloise LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 219 Church Street. Other members of the household included Eloise LeGrand Smith. Also in the household were two boarders and three servants. They were enumerated next to Eloise's first cousin Milton LeGrand Wood. Eloise's father and Milton's mother, Milton Paul LeGrand and Mary Jane LeGrand, were brother and sister.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
  • James Craig Smith became a widower at the between 1900 and 1904 death of his wife Eloise LeGrand.
  • He married Eva Mignon Comer, daughter of Braxton Bragg Comer and Eva Jane Harris, circa 1904.
  • James Craig Smith and Eva Mignon Comer appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 219 Church Street.
  • James Craig Smith died on 11 April 1921 at age 61.
  • A biographical sketch appears in Notable Men of Alabama.
  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2014

Family 1: Eloise LeGrand b. August 1866, d. between 1900 and 1904

Family 2: Eva Mignon Comer b. 27 December 1879, d. 15 October 1970