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THE CREAGER HISTORY
by
Irene Creager Lawson

pp. 81-88






CLIPPINGS IN AN OLD SCRAPBOOK


FROM THE WEST ALEXANDRIA AND BROOKVILLE STAR PAPERS
KEPT BY MRS. WILLIAM (LYDIA) CREAGER

(still in possession of Myra Creager Lange)


West Alexandria, August 4 [No year given.]
Eddie Creiger, age about five years, a son of Wm. Creiger, of this place, had his leg broken between the knee and thigh by being run over by a horse. The boy was lying in a yard in which the horse was grazing. (Notice spelling of last name.)




[No date indicated.]
The following is a list of the grammar school pupils who made an average of 95% or above during the last month of school. (Among the list was Eddie Creager) Lida Lottridge, Teacher. (November 1890)




[No date indicated.]
Ed Creager is back at his old stand tieing up groceries after an enforced vacation. Last Thursday evening, while scuffling, his feet slipped from under him and he fell, striking his elbow on the cement sidewalk, bruising and lacerating the flesh, leaving him with a very sore arm for the past week.




[No date indicated.]
While Ed Creager and Harry Bope and Misses Jennie Potter and Maud Lesh were out sleighing last Friday evening, to make it more exciting, they concluded to have a run-a-way. At the time they took that notion, they were on East Second Street (West Alexandria). Creager furnished the horse and the father of one of the girls the sleigh, and the horse imagining he had had exercise enough, started down an alley for home. When they reached the curbing, the occupants were piled out in the snow in a heap. The horse then decided he would have some fun all by himself and ran up an alley to the school building, but he was having so much fun he didn’t’ see the iron fence and knocked down a couple of rods of it. The boys picked themselves up and started in pursuit. Bope returned almost breathless and reported the horse as being in the school yard almost dead, but investigation proved the supposed horse which he had examined to be a large stone. The bed of the sleigh was found where he had gone through the iron fence, the runners in George Copp’s field and the horse and shafts near the depot. Creager was the first to discover the real horse. The shafts had been crossed in the round and Creager was so excited that he imagined both of them had been forced through the animal’s body!



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NEW GROCERY FIRM
J. C. Shaner purchased and took possession of the grocery stock of C. F. Laird last Monday, January 9th [No year given.]. The business will be conducted under the management of R. J. Deardorff and E. C. Creager under the firm name of Shaner and Deardorff at the old stand until the next week when the firm will occupy commodious quarters in the recently constructed Sanford and Marshall building. The senior member of the new firm, J. C. Shaner, is one of our most stable and enterprising citizens, while the junior member, R. J. Deardorff, comes to us from Arcanum, with recommendations of honesty and integrity of the highest order.

The new firm will keep a high classed line of groceries and provisions and will conduct their business under a motto of fair and honest dealing to all.




[No date indicated.]
Wanted – To buy a small farm from 20 to 25 acres. Buildings must be good. Inquire of Ed Creager of Shaner and Deardorff’s grocery.




MARRIAGE LICENSES
[No date indicated.]
Edward C. Creager, 26, grocer, Brookville and Nora Baker, 23, West Alexandria.




CREAGER – BAKER WEDDING
[No date indicated.]
Edward Creager, clerk in Wells and Company’s grocery and Miss Nora Baker of West Alexandria were united in marriage by Rev. N. H. Royer, Sunday evening. The happy couple will commence housekeeping in their newly furnished apartment in the Newsock property, Market Street, and have the well wishes of their many friends. The Star joins in extending congratulation.




QUIETLY WEDDED
[No date indicated.]
Edward C. Creager of Brookville and Miss Nora Baker of Dadsville were quietly married Sunday evening at 10 o’clock by a Brookville Minister. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Baker. The groom formerly lived here but is now employed in a Brookville grocery, and is son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Creager. Their many friends extend congratulations.




[No date indicated.]
Ed Creager, our genial and jolly grocery clerk, reported for duty Monday morning after a severe attack of la grippe of nearly a weeks duration.




[No date indicated.]
Abner and Allen Creager spent Sunday with Wm. Creager.



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JOHN H. WILES DEAD
[No date indicated.]
John H. Wiles, 79, who died after a siege of pneumonia at the home he has occupied for 20 years, 540 First Street (Dayton) was buried this afternoon at 2, services being held at his late home.




Headline in Dayton paper read:
[No date indicated.]
Lived in Dayton scores of years, John H. Wiles, Former Hotel Proprietor at Farmersville is no more. Often said of Him That He Had Not and Enemy in the World.
Under his picture it read:
[No date indicated.]
John H. Wiles, Well known Resident who Died Tuesday morning at age 78 years.
Was proprietor of Fountain House at Farmersville. His four daughters survived – Mrs. Noah Miller, Mrs. William Creager, Mrs. Ellis Lee and Mrs. Lizzie Powers. “He was a man of splendid qualities and very popular and it was said that he had not an enemy in the world.” He was a native of Frederick County, Maryland.





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[No date indicated.]
Born - To Edward Creager and wife, a boy baby. Ed has now been transferred from day to night shift!




[No date indicated.]
Ed Creager is now “pushing a good thing”. He invested in a bay carriage at Boice and Dunkels Wednesday.




[No date indicated.]
Mrs. E Creager and little son, Don, returned home Sunday after spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Baker near West Alexandria.




[No date indicated.]
Wm. Creager and family spent part of the week with relatives and friends in Darke County.




[No date indicated.]
E. Creager of Brookville was called here last week by the serious illness of his wife’s father, E. Baker.




Brookville, Ohio May 9th [No year given.]
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Creager attended the funeral of their father Mr. Baker of Dadsville, Monday.




[No date indicated.]
Mrs. Baker from West Alexandria is visiting her daughter Mrs. Ed Creager.




EPHRAIM BAKER
[No date indicated.]
Succumbs after an Extended Illness. Burial Monday.

Ephraim Baker died Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at his home in Dadsville after an extended illness due to paralysis. The funeral was held from the Sugar Hill Church Monday Morning at 10 o’clock and burial was made in adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Baker was about 68 years of age and spent the greater part of his life in this vicinity. The wife and four children survive. The latter are Mrs. Ed Creager of Brookville, Mrs. Will Windle, Ira and Frank Baker. Two years ago Mr. Baker sustained a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered and a week before his death gangrene made its appearance. In Mr. Baker’s death, the community loses one of its most useful and best citizens.




OBITUARY
Ephraim Baker was born near Brookville, Ohio, August 6, 1842. He was united in marriage to Susan Hamel September 29, 1864. To this union was borne seven children, four sons and three daughters, three of whom, two sons and one daughter, have preceded him to the Spirit World. He was a loving companion and a kind and indulgent father. He was a member of the German Baptist Church. In his latter he was a great sufferer, having been confined to his chair for more than three years. He bore his suffering with Christian fortitude, without a murmur or complaint. He departed this life May 6, 1905 aged 62 years and 9 months. He leaves to mourn a faithful wife, two sons, two daughters, eleven grandchildren, two brothers and a host of friends.



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[No date indicated.]
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Ed Creager on Monday, a boy.




[No date indicated.]
Ed Creager who has been very sick for the past week or more is slowly improving and his many fiends hope to see him out again soon.




[No date indicated.]
Eddie Creager has resigned his position with the grocery firm of Shaner and Deardorff.




[No date indicated.]
C. F. Laird bought the grocery stock of S. J Wells last spring and has been conducting the business ever since, has sold his interest to Ed Creager and who will take charge the first of the year. Mr. Laird is figuring on going into the dairy business near here after this date. Push the thing along, for the Lord knows we need a business of this kind bad enough.




[No date indicated.]
Edie Creager moved his family to Dayton on Thursday. Eddie has a good position with the retail grocery firm of Clemmer and Clemmer of West 3rd Street.




[No date indicated.]
Ed Creager and family of Dayton, visit Mr. Creager’s father who has typhoid fever, Sunday.




[No date indicated.]
Mrs. Ed Creager, and two sons, Don and Earl, of Dayton who have been the guests of Mr. & Mrs. William Creager have returned home.




[No date indicated.]
Arthur and Ed Creager together with their families spent Sunday with their parents, Wm. Creager and wife.




[No date indicated.]
Mr. Wm. Creager and wife and Mr. Ed Creager and family spent Christmas with A. A. Creager and family.




[No date indicated.]
Ed Creager and Perry Layman of Dayton, were in Brookville yesterday, they brought a couple of horses out to the farm. Ed says horse back riding is all right but he would rather walk.




[No date indicated.]
Mr. Ed Creager moved on farm of Mrs. Richard and Mr. H. J. Riley.



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[No date indicated.]
Mr. Ed Creager and wife entertained several of Mrs. Creager’s relatives from West Alexandria Sunday.




W. H. Creager will sell on the James Cusick farm, just east of Brookville, Thursday, December 22, 1904, 3 head of horses, 1 milk cow will be fresh Jan. 10, 12 75 lb. shoats, lot of farm implements and household goods. Sale will begin at 9 A.M. 14 months credit on sums over $5. J. Whipp, auctioneer, Pyrmont, Ohio.



CLIPPINGS FROM SCRAPBOOK
FROM DAYTON, WEST ALEXANDRIA AND BROOKVILLE STAR PAPERS
KEPT BY NORA CREAGER AND IRENE CREAGER LAWSON

MRS. LYDIA CREAGER DEAD
[No date indicated.]

Mrs. Lydia Creager, 59, was found dead Tuesday morning at her home at Stillwater Junction. The cause of death is not positively known, but a box of morphine tablets was found near, it is presumed that an overdose of the drug may have been the cause.

The body was brought Tuesday night to the home of her son A. A. Creager of this place. The funeral was held from the home Thursday morning at 9 o’clock, conducted by Rev. T. J. Miler. Interment at Lexington Cemetery.

She leaves a husband and two sons A. A. Creager and Ed Creager of this place.

Mrs. Lydia Creager, aged 60 years, committed suicide by swallowing morphine in her home in Stillwater Junction. She left a note saying ill health and domestic trouble was responsible for her act.
(Note: She was given morphine for a sickness, I believe it was pneumonia, the doctor kept providing it to her after she no longer needed it, and she became addicted. I.L.)




MRS. EPHRAIM BAKER DEAD
[No date indicated.]
Mrs. Ephraim Baker died Friday about 11:30 A. M. at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ed Creager, after suffering seven paralytic strokes. She was 79 years 3 months and 7 days of age. Her husband died 18 years ago and two children died in infancy, she is survived by two sons and two daughters Ira Baker and Mrs. Ed Creager of this place and Mrs. Mollie Windle and Frank Baker of Dayton. The funereal was held at the Brethern Church Sunday afternoon. Rev. Petry officiating. Burial was made at Sugar Hill Cemetery.



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MR. WILLIAM CREAGER DEAD
William Creager, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Creager, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, March 28, 1844; died in the home of his son Edward Creager near West Alexandria, Ohio, April 2, 1929 aged 82 years 5 days.

On September 25, 1872 he was joined in holy wedlock with Lydia C. Wiles. To this union was born two sons Edward and Arthur both of West Alexandria. The wife died January 28, 1912.

He was formerly a member of the Reformed Church in West Alexandria, Ohio. His entire life was spent in this community and this is his own obituary. There remains to mourn his departure his two sons, eleven grandchildren and one brother and many relatives and friends.




MRS. NORA CREAGER, Funeral Tomorrow
Woman Dies at Her Home Near West Alexandria
West Alexandria, Ohio January 23 [No year given.]
Funeral service for Mrs. Nora Creager, 56 years old, who died unexpectedly at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday night at her home near West Alexandria. She was the daughter of Ephraim and Susan Baker and married Edward Creager, August 24, 1901. She is survived by her husband, five sons, Don of Boston, Mass.; Earl of Franklin; Joe of near West Alexandria; Ray of Eaton; and, Ralph at home; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Swain of Eaton; and, Irene at home; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William Windle of New Lebanon; two brothers, Frank Baker of near Dayton; and, Ira Baker of West Alexandria. Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at the residents, with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery at Lexington.




EDWARD CREAGER
[No date indicated.]

Eaton --- Edward Creager, 82, R. R. 1, died Thursday. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norma Swain and Mrs. Irene Lawson, both of Eaton; Ralph of Dayton, Joe of Brookville, Ray of Eaton, Earl of Franklin and Don of Gainesville, Fla., 28 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services will be at the Barnes Funeral Home at 2 P. M. tomorrow with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery, New Lexington. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 P. M. today.



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FAMILY LINEAL HISTORY of EDWARD and NORA CREAGER


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THE CREAGER HISTORY
by
Irene Creager Lawson
1985


Introduction
The
Creager
History

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Title Page
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