George Thomas Creese

8 August 1876–17 June 1955 (Age 78)
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Thomas

When George Thomas Creese was born on 8 August 1876, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Edward M Cresse, was 28 and his mother, Jennie Mathers, was 21. He married Lillie May Young on 2 January 1905. He died on 17 June 1955, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 78.

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George Thomas Creese
Lillie May Young
Marriage: 2 January 1905

Spouse and Children

2 January 1905

Parents and Siblings

    Edward M Cresse


    Jennie Mathers






    Stella M Creese


    Edward M Creese


    Leota Creese


World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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)

  • George T Cresse, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George T Cresse, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George T Cresse in household of Edward M Cresse, "United States Census, 1910"

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