Moses Merrion Cresse

26 March 1877–15 March 1953 (Age 76)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Moses Merrion

When Moses Merrion Cresse was born on 26 March 1877, in Indiana, United States, his father, Richard Montgomery Cresse, was 39 and his mother, Rebecca Jane Campbell, was 37. He married Jessie R Adams on 7 May 1922, in Palmer, Merrick, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Jefferson Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died on 15 March 1953, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bureau Cemetery, Clarks, Merrick, Nebraska, United States.

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Moses Merrion Cresse
Jessie R Adams
Marriage: 7 May 1922

Spouse and Children

7 May 1922
Palmer, Merrick, Nebraska, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Montgomery Cresse


    Rebecca Jane Campbell




    Oliver Cresse


    Charles Cresse



    Zella Cresse


    Mozell Cresse


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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

English: variant of Creasy . There is probably no connection with modern English crease, which is first attested in the 16th century, from earlier crest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Moses Cresse in household of William O Fluner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Moses Cresse, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Merrion M Cresse, "United States Census, 1930"

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