Elizabeth Edna Creekmore

23 March 1827–15 January 1918 (Age 90)
Wayne City, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Edna

When Elizabeth Edna Creekmore was born on 23 March 1827, in Wayne City, Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, Elisha Battlestick Creekmore, was 22 and her mother, Margaret M Gilreath, was 19. She married Harbin Wilburn McCurry on 21 January 1842, in Jennings, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lincoln Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Salt Creek Township, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 15 January 1918, at the age of 90, and was buried in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harbin Wilburn McCurry
Elizabeth Edna Creekmore
Marriage: 21 January 1842
William Worth McCurry
Thomas Creekmore McCurry
Jacob Monroe Mccurry
Sophronia McCurry
Hardin Thomas McCurry
Edward McCurry
Mary McCurry
Samuel Perry McCurry
John Richard McCurry
Arthur W Mccurry
Daniel Fletcher Mc Curry
Nathaniel Albert McCurry

Spouse and Children

21 January 1842
Jennings, Indiana, United States


    William Worth McCurry



    Edward McCurry


    Mary McCurry


    Samuel Perry McCurry


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Saphronia Creekmore




    John Piner Creekmore


    Elizabeth Emily Creekmore


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 2

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 29

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a place in Dorset named Creekmoor, from Middle English crike ‘creek’, ‘inlet’ + more ‘moor’, ‘marshy ground’. However, this surname is not found in current English records.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Mccurry in household of Edd Mccurry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Mc Curry in household of Harbin Mc Curry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth McCurry in household of Harvey W McCurry, "United States Census, 1870"

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