Horatio McCreery

12 October 1879–23 January 1949 (Age 69)
Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Horatio

When Horatio McCreery was born on 12 October 1879, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, George Cowger McCreery, was 59 and his mother, Margaret Ross, was 40. He married Mary Jane Sutton on 6 March 1900. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Jackson Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Steady Run Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 23 January 1949, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69.

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Horatio McCreery
Mary Jane Sutton
Marriage: 6 March 1900
Clarence Raymond McCreery
Jesse H McCreery
Charles Merle McCreery

Spouse and Children


    Mary Jane Sutton


6 March 1900


Parents and Siblings

    George Cowger McCreery


    Margaret Ross




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 5

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of McCreary .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Horatio Mccreery, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Horatio Mccreery in household of George Mccreery, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Horatio Mccreery, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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