James William Cresswell

7 March 1865–21 February 1953 (Age 87)
Calhoun, Illinois, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Cresswell was born on 7 March 1865, in Calhoun, Illinois, United States, his father, James M. Cresswell, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Dixon, was 27. He married Lenora Elizabeth Macker on 23 August 1890, in St. Charles, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Dardenne Prairie, St. Charles, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Point Precinct, Calhoun, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 21 February 1953, at the age of 87, and was buried in Macker Cemetery, Calhoun, Illinois, United States.

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James William Cresswell
Lenora Elizabeth Macker
Marriage: 23 August 1890
Edith Cresswell
Loretta Estella Cresswell
George Cresswell
Cecil Ira Creswell
Anna Elizabeth Creswell
Gertrude Agnes Cresswell
James Philip CRESSWELL

Spouse and Children

23 August 1890
St. Charles, Missouri, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James M. Cresswell


    Elizabeth Dixon




World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Age 6

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Creswell .

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

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McFarland Family History

McFarland Family History Written in 1978 by June McFarland FORWARD Anneka Webber, daughter of Wolfert Webber, supposed to have been the granddaughter of King William, the 4th, was born in 1602 in …

Sources (3)

  • James Cresswell in household of Tony Brink, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Crasswell in household of Jam Crasswell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Creswell, "United States Census, 1920"

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