Gordon W Creelman

10 January 1892–15 December 1967 (Age 75)
Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Gordon W

When Gordon W Creelman was born on 10 January 1892, in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Parker Creelman, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Noble, was 25. He married Helen R Anthoine on 1 June 1920, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 10 years and Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 15 December 1967, in Canada, at the age of 75, and was buried in Windham Center, Windham, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Gordon W Creelman
Helen R Anthoine
Marriage: 1 June 1920
Carolyn B. Creelman
Charles B Creelman

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World Events (8)

1898 · Sinking of USS Maine
Age 6
During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
Age 12
St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 20
Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: probably an occupational name derived from the English word creel, denoting a type of large wicker basket, used for putting fish in.

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

Sources (17)

  • Gordon W Creelman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gordon W Creelman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gordon Creelman in household of Park Creelman, "Canada Census, 1901"

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