In 1920 J. Gordon and family were living in Galdeville, Wise, Virginia.
William C. Craig, b. Canada, 57, speaks Irish, telegraph opr railroad.
Ethel, wife, b. VA, 36.
Francis, dau, b. VA, 8 11/12ths.
William C., b. VA, 7 3/12ths.
J. Gordon, b. VA, 4 6/12ths.
Janett L., b. VA 2 7/12s.
William D. Fuller, lodger.
Clifford M. Fuller, lodger.
In 1930 J. Gordon was living at the Masonic Home in Fairfield, Henrico, Virginia.
J. Gordon Craig, b. VA, 14, inmate, home didn't know where parents were born. In these kind of homes the children are often listed as inmates. I don't think the word had the same connotation as it does today.
Name: James Gordon Craig
Born: 29 June 1915
Branch: U. S. Army
Service Date: 11 Aug 1941
Parent 1: Mrs. William Chesney Craig Sr.
Parent 2: the late Mr. Craig
Source: World War II Young American Patriots 1941-1945.
"Young American Patriots" is a book which contains pictures of Frances Eleanor, James Gordon and William Chesney Craig. They all served during World War II.
Name: Frances Eleanor Craig
Rank: Sgt. U. S. Army (WAC)
Born: Jan 29, 1911
Entered Service: Sept, 1942, Ft. Des Maoines, Iowa; Australia, New Guinea.
Attended State Teachers College.
Parents: Mrs. William Chesney Craig and the late Mr. Craig, 1140 W Grace St., Richmond, VA.
James Gordon Craig
Rank: Capt., U.S. Army
Born: June 29, 1915
Entered Service: Aug. 11, 1941, Ft. Eustis, VA, Overseas
Attended V. P. I.
Parents: same as above
Name: William Chesney Craig, Jr.
Service: Cpl., U. S. Army
Born: Oct. 8, 1920
Entered Service: Nov. 16, 1942, Camp Lee, VA; England
Attended John Marshall High School, Richmond, VA
Parents: same as above
"Young American Patriots", p. 506.
I can send you a copy of this page if you're interested.
Name: J. Gordon Craig
Born: 27 May 1916 [note that this date is different than the military DOB]
Died: 5 Jan 1997
Soc. sec. # assigned in Montana before 1951.
You listed his death place as Silverton, Shoshone, Idaho. I found that too on the Social Security Death Index but that "Last Residence" doesn't necessarily mean what it says to the Social Security. They put information in that field for their own purposes.
The State of Idaho doesn't release death records until 50 years after the death and you can't order a copy unless you are a close relative.
Now that I've said all that and we don't have any other info about where he died, there are a couple of choices on where to find his obit.
You can contact the Shoshone News-Press, www.shoshonenewspress.com/
Box 149, 401 Main Street, Kellogg, ID 83837, 783-1107.
You can contact the Wallace Public Library, http://wallace.lili.org./node/69
for a copy. Successful Searching!