Sylvester Benjamin Creek

10 December 1879–19 September 1961 (Age 81)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Sylvester Benjamin

When Sylvester Benjamin Creek was born on 10 December 1879, in Kansas, United States, his father, John Henry Creek, was 44 and his mother, Nancy Emily Travis, was 29. He married Nora Lou Harris on 6 February 1900, in Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Harper, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 19 September 1961, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Benjamin Creek
Nora Lou Harris
Marriage: 6 February 1900
Hazel Ethel Creek
Oma Buelah Creek
Margaret V Creek
Harold E Creek

Spouse and Children

6 February 1900
Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States



    Oma Buelah Creek



    Harold E Creek


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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.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 2

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 22

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name for someone from North or South Creake in Norfolk, named from Celtic creig ‘cliff’, ‘rock’.2 English: from Middle English creke ‘basket’ (Old French creche), hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker.3 Americanized spelling of German Krieg , German and Jewish Krick , or Dutch Kriek, a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower or dealer, from Middle Dutch krieke ‘cherry’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • B S Crull, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sylvester Creek in household of J H Creek, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Sylvester Creek in household of John Creek, "United States Census, 1880"

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