Gordon W Creelman

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

The Life 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 in 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

Spouse and Children

1 June 1920
Maine, United States


    Carolyn B. Creelman


    Charles B Creelman


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Noble




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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
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 (3)

  • 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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