CRAIG, Frank

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CRAIG, Frank P. (1868-1954), 4th of 6 children born to Andrew Craig (1836-1903) and his wife Mary Catherine Pace Craig (1839-1913):

  • George Pace Craig (1859-1929)
  • Robert Lee Craig (1861-1901)
  • William (1866-1929)
  • Frank P. Craig (1868-1954) = Hattie Lansing
son born in Larkspur on August 15, 1910
  • Minna Craig [Rosek] (1871-1916)
  • Judson Law Craig (1872-1952) = Louise A. Williams
Lida L. Craig

The father crossed the plains with his wife in 1863 and was a pioneer attorney of Stockton; later locating in Watsonville he served as superior judge of Santa Cruz County for twelve years. In 1880 he removed to San Francisco and was elected district attorney and there followed his profession until the time of his death in 1903. The mother was a daughter of Judge Jonathan Pace of Chillicothe, Missouri, and she died in 1916.


Frank Craig was interested in oology, and he collected eggs on the Farallon Islands multiple times in the 19th century. He ran an advertisement in the Oologist Volume III, 1891:

WANTED.— To exchange first-class, carefully identified sets; for like sets. Reliable collectors send lists and receive mine. FRANK CRAIG, 622. 23d St., San Francisco. Cal.


  • June 27, 1891 [Farallon Island Logbook, W. A. Beeman, National Archives]: “Egg boat with Messers. [Frank and Judson] Craig for egg collecting.”
  • June 30, 1892 [Farallon Island Logbook, W. A. Beeman, National Archives]: “Mr. Craig arrived to gather eggs.”


As a young man Frank Craig was also interested in fine pigeons and Carneau pigeons, and he was a member of several pigeon clubs. By 1909 he was mayor of Larkspur, CA.


Frank Craig's brother, Judson Law Craig, collected with Frank on the Farallones in 1891 and without him in 1896. Judson (1872-1952) was the youngest of the Craig children. Judson Craig owned the Clarkadota Fig Plantations, which consisted of 1,500 acres of land two miles to the southeast of Stockton, the largest fig orchard of this variety in the world. Today the land is known as the Clarkadota Fig Plantation subdivision.

Judson Law died on March 2, 1952, in Stockton, California, when Frank was 84 years old.

Frank P. Craig died on September 21, 1954, in San Francisco, California, when he was 86 years old.


Frank Craig collected on:

  • Farallon Islands (1887, 1891, 1892, 1895)

Judson Craig collected on:

  • Farallon Islands (1891, 1896)



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Farallon Islands Frank Craig CHAS July 6, 1887 CHAS-1651 Phalacrocorax auritus albociliatus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 6, 1887 WFVZ-47048 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 6, 1887 WFVZ-47482 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 6, 1887 WFVZ-47479 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 6, 1887 WFVZ-200670 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 6, 1887 WFVZ-200671 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 6, 1887 WFVZ-200915 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 6, 1887 WFVZ-200667 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 27, 1891 WFVZ-47526 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 27, 1891 WFVZ-47527 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 27, 1891 WFVZ-200762 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 WFVZ-47421 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 WFVZ-47524 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 WFVZ-47525 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 WFVZ-101944 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 WFVZ-200288 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 WFVZ-200858 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 WFVZ-200811 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 WFVZ-200815 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 28, 1891 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-47521 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-47522 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-47523 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-100230 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-163474 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-200309 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-200313 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-200421 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-171395 Cepphus columba Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-171396 Cepphus columba Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-171397 Cepphus columba Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-174988 Cepphus columba Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-200424 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-201333 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 29, 1891 WFVZ-201334 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig UF June 30, 1891 UF-58495 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 30, 1891 WFVZ-200764 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 30, 1891 WFVZ-200286 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 30, 1891 WFVZ-200287 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 30, 1891 WFVZ-200294 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 30, 1891 WFVZ-202194 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 30, 1891 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 30, 1891 WFVZ-174345 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 30, 1891 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1891 USNM-B42181 Uria aalge Birds
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-11896 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-174989 Cepphus columba Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-47528 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200665 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200666 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200668 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200669 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200672 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200673 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200675 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200676 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200677 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig NMNH July 1, 1891 USNM-B42179 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-168991 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200859 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 WFVZ-200810 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ July 1, 1891 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 24, 1892 WFVZ-90216 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig UWBM June 24, 1892 UWBM-63393 Larus occidentalis Birds
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 24, 1892 WFVZ-168720 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH June 30, 1892 USNM-B27288 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 30, 1892 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 30, 1892 WFVZ-21461 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ June 30, 1892 WFVZ-63144 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1892 USNM-B26406 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1892 USNM-B26406 Oceanodroma homochroa Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1892 USNM-B27289 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1892 USNM-B27290 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1892 USNM-B27291 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1892 USNM-B27292 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1892 USNM-B27293 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1892 USNM-B27294 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 1, 1892 USNM-B30548 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1892 WFVZ-200382 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1892 WFVZ-200401 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1892 WFVZ-89338 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 1, 1892 WFVZ-100264 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 2, 1892 USNM-B26836 Oceanodroma homochroa Birds
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 2, 1892 USNM-B26837 Oceanodroma homochroa Birds
Farallon Islands Frank Craig MVZ July 2, 1892 MVZ-1881 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 3, 1892 USNM-B26407 Oceanodroma homochroa Birds
Farallon Islands Frank Craig NMNH July 3, 1892 USNM-B30549 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig PSM July 3, 1892 PSM-11669 Oceanodroma homochroa Birds
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 4, 1892 WFVZ-203151 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 4, 1892 WFVZ-124161 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Frank Craig WFVZ July 4, 1892 WFVZ-132455 Uria aalge Eggs
Farallon Islands Judson Craig WFVZ June 28, 1896 WFVZ-200809 Uria aalge Eggs



In the News~

March 12, 1914 [Marin Journal]: “Frank Craig entertained his brother, Judson Craig of Stockton, last week.”