Biography of John Creasor

John Creasor, twenty-five years a Barrister at Owen Sound, is a native of the County of Simcoe, being born near Barrie, January 21, 1833. He is a son of John Creasor, senior, farmer, and subsequently Division Court Bailiff, and Margaret nee Anderson. His father was from Yorkshire, England; his mother from Glasgow, Scotland. He was educated at the Barrie Grammar School; commenced studying law at Barrie with Hon. James Patton, and finished at Toronto with the late Judge Cooper; was called to the Bar at Michaelmas Term, 1854; soon afterwards settled in Owen Sound, and has here been in general practice, doing business in all the Courts. He is of the firm of Creasor and Morrison, who are doing a good business, and stand well. Mr. Creasor is a sound lawyer, a fair advocate, and a strictly honest and honorable man.

He was County Crown Attorney a while, and resigned; holds the office of Solicitor of the County Council of Grey, and of the Town of Owen Sound; was in the Town Council four years, and is, and has been for twenty years, a trustee of the Town schools, doing all he can to
further the interests of education. He occupies the position of Chairman of the Education Committee of the Board.

Mr. Creasor was Captain of the Owen Sound Volunteers several years; was stationed with his company at Sarnia about three months during the Fenian raids of 1866; was subsequently appointed Major, and retired from the military service a few years ago, with the rank of Captain.

In the Masonic fraternity he is Past Master, and is First Principal of Georgian Chapter, No. 56, Grand Registry of Canada.

He is connected with the Presbyterian Church; is an elder of the same, and is much interested in the work of the Church, and in religious enterprises generally.

January 25, 1855, Miss Mary Rickey, a native of the County of Grenville, Ontario, was joined in marriage with Mr. Creasor, and they have lost two children, and have seven living. He is giving them a superior education in the excellent local and other schools.

MLA Source Citation:

The Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self Made Men, Ontario, Volume 1. Toronto: Toronto American Biographical Pub. Co. 1880. Web. 26 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 6th, 2012


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