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  • ID: I042277
  • Name: Willis Pearson Dean McCreary 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 NOV 1854 in Neshannock Twp, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania 1
  • Death: 16 MAR 1919 in Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Note:
    Information on the Mc Creary family was given to me by:

    Beverly Pennington <>

    June 16, 2003

    Information on the Willis Pearson McCreary family came from Donna Lee McC reary. She provided copies of the family Bible as well as information on l ater descendants.

    Obituary: Hastings Daily Tribune, Monday, March 17, 1919, unknown page
    Health Had Been Failing Some Time But Was Confined Only a Week.
    Was Distinguished In His Profession---Prominent In Public Work.
    Death came to W. P. McCreary 63, March 16, 1919, at 5 o'clock p. m. at the family residence, 919 North St., Joseph avenue. Mrs. McCreary a nd their daughter, Miss Dorothy McCreary were present at the time of Mr. M cCreary's death.
    While Mr. McCreary's health had been failing for the last several mon ths, he was not confined to the bed until the Monday preceding his deat h, and the moment of resolution came with the practically no warning to t he family. He suffered from a dilated heart which was the cause of death.
    Besides Mrs. McCreary two sons and two daughters survive, and the arr angements for the funeral will not be annoucned until the sons and daughte rs are heard from. The son Willis M. McCreary, is engaged in the gener al merchantize business at Scottsbluff; James R. McCreary is a gradua te of the state manual training normal school of Pittsburgh, Kas., a nd is now located near Peoria, Ill. A daughter, Mrs. Mary Bickel, is loca ted in Peoria and Miss Dorothy lives at home in Hastings.

    Obituary: New Castle News, March 25, 1919, page 2
    Word was received by William McCreary of New Wilmington of the dea th of his nephew, Willis Pearson McCreary, of Hastings, Neb., on March 1 6, 1919. He was born in Hickory township in 1854 and was the son of Nan cy Dean and Pearson McCreary, both of pioneer families of Lawrence count y. Going west when a small boy after the death of his father, he studi ed law and settled in Hastings, Neb. He was prominently identified with t he business interests of his state and city. His wife, two sons and two d aughters survive, and also many relatives in this city and county.

    Living with mother and step-father, Henry Alter. Willis was age 6.
    1860 Census-North Sewickley Twp., Beaver County, Pennsylvania, page 5 70 page 572
    Living with mother and step-father, Henry R. Alter. The age of Willis w as 16.
    1870 Census-West Point Twp., Lee County, Iowa, page 472-B page 33
    1880 Census-Ward 5, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, ED 259, page 145-D page 16
    1900 Census-Ward 3, Hasting Twp., Adams County, Nebraska, ED 11, page 1008 -A page 2
    1910 Census-Ward 3, Hasting Twp., Adam County, Nebraska, ED 10 page 109-B page 30

    On 1 Jan 1878 when Willis Pearson Dean was 23, he married Mary Boardman GR EENE, daughter of William GREENE & Louisa BOARDMAN, in Cedar Rapids, Iow a. Born on 20 Oct 1856 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mary Boardman died in Hastin gs, Adams County, Nebraska on 1 Apr 1926, she was 69.

    Father: Pearson McCreary b: 20 AUG 1830
    Mother: Nancy Dean b: 12 MAY 1832 in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Mary B. Green
    • Married: 6 OCT 1859

    Marriage 2 Mary Boardman Greene b: 20 OCT 1856 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • Married: 1 JAN 1878 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    1. Has No Children Mary Pearson Mc Creary b: 29 OCT 1879 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    2. Has Children Willis Martel Mc Creary b: 30 MAY 1881 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    3. Has No Children Charles Grenne Mc Creary b: 3 OCT 1883 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
    4. Has No Children Marguerite Louise Mc Creary b: 11 JAN 1887 in Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska
    5. Has No Children Dorothy Jean Mc Creary b: 21 JUL 1889 in Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska
    6. Has Children James Reed Mc Creary b: 5 NOV 1891 in Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska

    1. Title: r_emery.FTW
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Dec 17, 2000
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