Sunday, February 5, 2012

Edward Creeden - Sunday's Obituary

Edward Creeden was born on April 10, 1884 in Celina, OH and was the brother of my great-grandfather Charles Creeden. He had a colorful military career and served in the US Army, Marines, and the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. He was an expert sharpshooter in the Army and Marines. He was wounded in France in WWI and was discharged from the military in 1919. I found a possible census entry for Edward in Wichita, KS in 1920, but his life after that is a mystery. The following articles were published in the Kentucky Post on February 16 and 17, 1937. Edward died on February 14, 1937 in Newport, KY. His death certificate said he was 54 which would have been his correct age. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Newport, KY.


  Charles Creeden, Athens, O. will arrive in Newport today and attempt to identify as a relative Edward Creeden, 60 year old World War veteran found dead yesterday in his room at the Newport Hotel, 17 W. Sixth street.
  Coroner August M. Helmbold said he will continue his investigation. Death was due to apoplexy, he said.
  Attaches of the Muehlenkamp, Costigan & Roll funeral home, where the body of Creeden was taken, said today they had received a long-distance telephone call from Athens last night. Creeden was not known locally, officials said. He was identified tentatively by papers in his possession.

  Charles Creeden, postmaster at Celina, O., today identified the body of a man found Monday at the Newport Hotel as his brother, Edward Creeden, 60, a Canadian war veteran.
  Mr. Creeden had not seen his brother for 35 years, he said.

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