Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sunday's Obituary - John Creedan

The Coldwater Library of Mercer County, Ohio provides online access to several local newspapers from the early 1900s to 2018. This obituary of John Creedan was published in the Coldwater Chronicle on December 21, 1923. 

I was excited to find this since it's the first time I've seen anything in print that clearly states the connection between my Creeden family and Patrick and Hannah Hoover Creedan of Clinton County, Ohio. According to the obituary, my great-grandfather Sheriff Chas. Creeden was a nephew of John Creedan.

Charles' father Timothy Creeden was the son of Patrick and his previous wife Mary Coakley and was a half-brother to John. Patrick married Hannah Hoover in Clinton County, Ohio and had several children with her including John.

The obituary states that John was married to Ida Phillips, but doesn't mention a previous wife or children. In the 1900 census, John is living with Ida and his two daughters Flora and Stella. Flora married John Norris and Stella (Estella Catherine) married Issac Pyle. John also had a son named Hiram H. Creeden. The three children were from John's earlier marriage to Minerva McFarland.

Sunday's Obituary is a prompt developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wedding Wednesday - Mary Elizabeth Creeden to George J. Fisher

The Ft. Recovery library of Mercer County, Ohio has digitized several local newspapers, including some hard to find issues from the 1890s. This marriage notice for Mary Elizabeth Creeden and George Fisher (usually spelled Fischer) was published in the Mercer County Observer on January 23, 1896.

Married. On Wednesday morning by Rev. Hartman at the St. Marys Catholic church, Geo. J. Fisher, the popular young butcher of Logan street, and Miss Mary Creeden, both of Celina. The young couple left on the afternoon train for Wellington, Ohio, where they will visit relatives for a few days and then return to Celina. May success ever be your lot.

The notice places their wedding date at January 22, 1896. Mary was the daughter of my 2x great-grandfather Timothy Creeden. Mary and George lived in Pueblo, CO for a few years and later settled in Los Angeles, CA. They had three children: Hilda, Beatrice, and Godfrey. Beatrice was married to Paul Kenneth Weddell.

Wedding Wednesday is a Geneabloggers daily blogging prompt.