Today’s item is a reminder that the Craghead family has been important to the economy of Caddo for many, many years. Yes, this is the same family as the one that operated Craighead’s store. People seldom believe me when I tell them that some of the family used the “i” in their name and some didn’t, but it is true. I first noticed the Craighead spelling in newspapers from 1921.
Mr. and Mrs. Craghead had five sons- Leslie, Denny, Frank, Tom, and Elmer. The boys had a garage and also a contracting business. Thomas J. Craghead and Miss Welthy Mae Wright were married in 1917. Thomas was murdered in 1921. Welthy later married Leslie (Jack) and they opened their store in the thirties.
The Caddo Herald
February 22, 1917
Crow-Elkhart Motor Cars
Craghead Bros. this week received their first Crow-Elkhart Motor Car, they being selected as agents for Bryan county for this splendid car.
The Crow-Elkhart is a fine looking well-made and durable car low priced. It contains all the modern equipment including lights and starter; runs noiselessly, has lots of power and is a car that anyone would be proud to own.
Craghead Bros. ask that you call on them for a demonstration. The price of the car complete is $850 in Caddo.