Lura Mae Creasey

4 July 1904–6 May 2000 (Age 95)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lura Mae

When Lura Mae Creasey was born on 4 July 1904, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, James Staugher Creasy, was 21 and her mother, Ada Hester Wheeler, was 22. She married Robert Otey Franklin on 21 March 1927, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Thaxton, Bedford, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Lisbon Magisterial District, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 6 May 2000, in Blue Ridge, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Otey Franklin
Lura Mae Creasey
Marriage: 21 March 1927
Ray Otey “Junior” Franklin
James Edward Franklin

Spouse and Children

    Robert Otey Franklin



21 March 1927
Virginia, United States


    Ray Otey “Junior” Franklin


    James Edward Franklin


Parents and Siblings

    James Staugher Creasy


    Ada Hester Wheeler





    Josephine Evelyn Creasey



    George Lawrence Creasy


    Ray Garland Creasy


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 13

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Creasy .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of the German names mentioned at Creasy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lura Franklin in household of Otey R Franklin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura W Franklin in household of Robert O Franklin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lura May Creasy in household of James S Creasy, "United States Census, 1920"

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