Jennie A. Craig was born around 1877 in New Jersey to her parents, Thomas B. and Margaret Craig. She grew up in the village of Greenwich in Cumberland County, along with her older brother, William. Thomas Craig worked as a baggage man on the railroad during this time. In the 1880 Census, the family was living in Greenwich.
By June of 1900, the Craig family had moved to Pemberton, New Jersey, where they resided on Main Street. Not long after, they relocated to Camden.
On January 8th, 1904, while walking home along Federal Street between South 30th and South 32nd Street in East Camden, Jennie Craig was attacked. In June of the same year, Jennie Craig played an important role as the maid-of-honor at her brother William’s wedding to Elsie Fisher, who lived at 3024 Federal Street.
The family was still living at 206 South 32nd Street when the 1906 City Directory was compiled, although Thomas Craig had passed away by this time.
In 1910, Jennie Craig was still unmarried and living with her brother William, sister-in-law Elsie, and mother Margaret at 33 North 34th Street in East Camden. At that time, Jennie worked as a saleslady in a jewelry store. The family remained at the same address in 1914, and Jennie’s occupation had changed to a cashier.
William and Elsie Craig had moved to Collingswood by the time the 1918-1919 Camden City Directory was being compiled.
Unfortunately, detailed information about Jennie Craig’s life after this period is not available. She does not appear in the 1920 or 1930 Censuses, leaving her later life and whereabouts shrouded in mystery.