Surname: McCrea

History of Cayuga County New York

This history of Cayuga County New York published in 1879, provides a look at the first 80 years of existence for this county, with numerous chapters devoted to it’s early history. One value of this manuscript may be found in the etched engravings found throughout of idyllic scenes of Cayuga County including portraits of men, houses, buildings, farms, and scenery. Included are 90 biographies of early settlers, and histories of the individual townships along with lists of men involved in the Union Army during the Civil War on a regiment by regiment basis.

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Washington County, Idaho Pioneer Honor Roll

In 1940 and 1943, a survey of everyone who had lived in Washington County, Idaho continuously for 50 years or more, was made by the Weiser American. These pioneer residents were especially honored at the Fall Festival held in the fall of both years. So far as is known, the list compiled by the survey is complete and perhaps the only record of its kind in existence.

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Biography of Donald S. McCrea

Mr. McCrea, who is a hardware merchant of Kendrick, and one of the early settlers of the town, dates his residence here from August 1891. A native of Minnesota, he was born February 10. 1862, and is of Scotch-Irish descent, his ancestors having been early settlers of New Brunswick. His parents were both natives of that country, and were reared, married and educated there. The father was Andrew McCrea and the mother bore the maiden name of Lydia Jane Murphy. Soon after their marriage they removed to Minnesota, where Andrew McCrea became a prominent lumberman. He was a gentleman of ability and influence and served as a member of the Minnesota legislature, both in the house and senate. Later in life he removed to Spokane, Washington, where he was connected with the Great Northern Railroad Company until his death, which occurred in 1894, at the age of sixty-one years. His wife departed this life in 1876, at the age of forty-seven years. They had a family of ten children, eight of whom are living. Donald S. McCrea, the fifth in order of birth, was educated in the public schools of his native state, and there learned the hardware business. In 1881, at Warren, Minnesota, he established a store of his own in that line, conducting the same for three years, when he removed to Rockford, Washington, where he carried...

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