Rea Henry Creighton

30 September 1901–5 May 1964 (Age 62)
Spokane, Washington, United States

The Life of Rea Henry

When Rea Henry Creighton was born on 30 September 1901, in Spokane, Washington, United States, his father, Chester Lynde Creighton, was 27 and his mother, Addie Mae Gibson, was 21. He married Clara Elmina Dibble on 5 March 1927, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Omak Election Precinct 1, Okanogan, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 5 May 1964, in Omak, Okanogan, Washington, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Omak Memorial Cemetery, Omak, Okanogan, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rea Henry Creighton
Clara Elmina Dibble
Marriage: 5 March 1927
Lou Nettie Creighton
Glenn Lewis Creighton

Spouse and Children

5 March 1927
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Chester Lynde Creighton





World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 6

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 17

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish: habitational name from Crichton, near Edinburgh, first recorded c.1128 in the form Crectune, in 1287 as Crecton, and in 1360 as Creychtona. The name is probably an early hybrid compound of Old Welsh creic ‘rock’ + Older Scots tun ‘farm’, ‘settlement’ (Old English tūn). In the British Isles, this spelling of the name is now found chiefly in northern Ireland; the more usual Scottish forms are Crichton and Crighton.2 Irish: sometimes used for Gaelic Ó Creacháin or Ó Criocháin ( see Crehan 2).3 English: habitational name from Creighton in Staffordshire or Creaton in Northamptonshire, both named with Celtic creig ‘rock’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ray H Creighton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ray H Craighton in household of Chester S Craighton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ray Creighton in household of Chester L Creighton, "United States Census, 1920"

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