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St George Creaghe , center bottom row.             I had always heard stories of my great-grandfather, St. George Creaghe (1852-1924), being sheriff of Apache County, Arizona Territory.  However, it was never clear just what that meant.  The only frames of reference were Western Movies, TV shows...

John William Wentworth Creaghe (1853-1931)  Julia Rae Creaghe (1861-1955) Captain John W.W. Creaghe We know relatively little from direct sources about John W. W. Creaghe and even less about Julia Rae, his wife of forty-two years.  However, the data we do have, plus interferences and extrapolations from indirect...

Highfield Church Southampton, England Highfield Church in Southampton is officially known as Christ Church, Potswood, and was consecrated as such on September 17, 1847, just as the city was coming into its own as a major, modern seaport.  However, in 1883, parishioners began referring to it as...

SHIP MODEL HIGHFIELD CHURCH SOUTHAMPTON, UK Ship model, Highfield Church, 2017. This wooden model of sailing ship was presented to Highfield Church in memory of John W.W. Creaghe upon his death in 1931. An accompanying plaque carries the admonition to “pray for our sailors.” Ship Model PlaqueHighfield Church, 2017. The approximately...

OFFERATORY PLATE HIGHFIELD CHURCH SOUTHAMPTON, UK Highfield Church Offertory Plate This eighteen-inch diameter, solid brass plate is, actually, a bit heavy. It is used for collection of congregational offerings during services at Highfield Church. John and Julia Creaghe presented the plate to the parish as “a thanksgiving gift.” in...

Creaghe Family Historical Society News Letter February 28, 2018 Welcome to the first newsletter of 2018. Our primary article this time looks into the lives of John W.W. Creaghe and his wife, Julia. This subject was chosen because it looked to be a rather simple, quickly done under...

MIDYEAR UPDATE  2017 Welcome to the 2017 Midyear Update of the CFHS Website. We have two new posts, an unknown photograph, and an item of interest – a DNA analysis to check out. ANCESTORS Richard  Creaghe, DL Richard  Creaghe, DL and his wife, Matilda Parsons, were interesting people who...

First National Bank Robbery “Fleagle Gang” Lamar, Colorado, May 5, 1928 First National Bank,1927.At the time of the robbery, the trees had beenremoved.  Courtesy, Tom Betz  As with many things related to our family history, my first knowledge of the First National Bank robbery came from my grandmother, Nellie...

Castle Park, 2016LCB Photo              Greetings to one and all. We continue to chug along; there are a couple of new posts to check out. In Sites, have a look at "Saipan and Tinian"; a major event occurred there, and we...

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