Ora Bell Brown

11 April 1877–27 December 1969 (Age 92)
Elk, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ora Bell

When Ora Bell Brown was born on 11 April 1877, in Elk, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph "Joe" Brown, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Hunter, was 35. She married Lewis Patrick Creasy in 1898, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Rural, Wise, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Whiteville Township, Baxter, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 27 December 1969, in Baxter, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Whiteville, Baxter, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Patrick Creasy
Ora Bell Brown
Marriage: 1898
Shirley Rupert Creasy
Infant Creasy
Steryl Randall Creasy
Spurgeon Junior Creasy
Avis V. Ula Eulah Creasy
Alma Beluah Creasy
Avory Irene Creasy
Otha Pershing Creasy

Spouse and Children

Nicholas, West Virginia, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Joseph "Joe" Brown





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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.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 6

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 24

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

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • O B Creasy in household of L P Creasy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ora B Creasy in household of Louis P Creasy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ora B Cressy in household of Lewis P Cressy, "United States Census, 1930"

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