Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mary Ann Matson Creeden - Sunday's Obituary

I have 2 obituaries for Mary and there are some differences in the children's names. Neither one is entirely correct!

From the Mercer County Standard - Sept. 18, 1925

   IN MEMORIAM

   Mary Ann Creeden, daughter of Lee and Dolly Matson, was born in Clinton county, Ohio, April 21, 1851, and departed this life at Celina, Ohio, September 10, 1925, at the age of 74 years, four months and 17 days.
   On December 10, 1868, at Antioch, Ohio, was united in marriage to Timothy Creeden, and to this union 10 children were born. Mrs. George F. Fischer of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. S. R. Ballinger, of Pueblo, Colo., Edward Creeden, of Briggs, Calif., Sheriff Charles Creeden, Deputy Sheriff J. P. Creeden, Daniel Creeden, Mrs. Harvey Stout, of Celina, Ohio.

  


Her husband and two sons preceded her to death some years ago. Mrs. Creeden has been suffering with a complication of diseases for the past year, but bearing her suffering with great fortitude, never wishing to alarm her family at any time, but finally suffered a stroke o paralysis at her home, on September 4, 1925.

  

   She was a devoted member of the church of the Immaculate Conception where the funeral was held, September 10 1925, with burial at Catholic cemetery.
   Her pallbearers were neighbors and friends: James Conroy, Joseph Heckler, Henry Everman, Frank Fischer, Joseph Forsthof and Wesley Fennig.
   Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Daniel Matson, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hackney, Frank Matson and David Pond, of Wilmington, Ohio; Mrs. Robert Riley, of Dayton; Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Pond, of Lima; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shaller, Mrs. William Swander and daughter Etta, Mrs. Christ Crouch and Servia Shaller, of Tamah.



 Card of Thanks
   We desire to express our sincere thanks to Father August, to neighbors and friends for the many kindnesses shown to us during the illness of our beloved mother, Mary Creeden, and for the many floral and spiritual offerings and for the use of automobiles.
                                                       THE CHILDREN


From the Lima News, Sept. 10 1925                                  

                    AGED WOMAN DIES
CELINA, Sept. 10 - Mrs. Mary Creeden, 75, died at her home on W. Fulton St., having sustained a paralytic stroke on the Thursday previous. Mrs. Creedon was a devout member of the Catholic church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Creeden and two children. Eight children survive her, Mrs. L. R. Balledeg, Pueblo, Col.; Mrs. Geo. Fischer, Los Angeles Cal.;, Dennis of Cal.; Edwin of Kansas City; Charles, Daniel, Joshua, and Mrs. Harvey Stout, Celina.                            

Some mistakes I noticed:
Mary's daughter Julia Dorothy was married to Lorenz Richard Balleweg.
Mary's actual date of death was Sept. 8, 1925.
Edward is called Edwin in the second obituary.
Mary's age is listed as 75 in the second obituary and should be 74.
Creeden is spelled as Creedon in some places.

I knew that Mary and Timothy were married in Clinton County, OH, but this is the first mention I've seen of Antioch, Ohio. Curiously, Dennis isn't listed in the first obituary, but is said to live in California in the second. Edward moves from Briggs, California to Kansas City. I couldn't find a Briggs, CA, but there is an Edward with the correct birth date and birth place of Ohio listed in the 1920 census living in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Daniel Creeden was a Sheriff's Deputy in 1923, but is not listed as one here.

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