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21 Mar St. George Creaghe as Sheriff

St George Creaghe , center bottom row.             I had always heard stories of my great-grandfather, St. George Creaghee (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 (there were plenty in the...

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27 Feb John W.W. Creaghe and Julia Rae Creaghe

John William Wentworth Creaghe (1853-1931)  Julia Rae Creaghe (1861-1955)   [caption id="attachment_16768" align="aligncenter" width="192"] Captain John W.W. Creaghe[/caption] 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...

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27 Feb Highfield Church, Southampton

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...

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27 Feb Ship Model, Highfield Church

SHIP MODEL HIGHFIELD CHURCH SOUTHAMPTON, UK   [caption id="attachment_16777" align="aligncenter" width="437"] Ship model, Highfield Church, 2017.[/caption] 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.” [caption id="attachment_16786"...

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27 Feb Offertory Plate, Highfield Church

OFFERATORY PLATE HIGHFIELD CHURCH SOUTHAMPTON, UK   [caption id="attachment_16776" align="aligncenter" width="330"] Highfield Church Offertory Plate[/caption] 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...

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27 Feb NewsLetter, February 28, 2018.

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...

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08 Aug 2017 Midyear Update

  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   [caption id="attachment_16718" align="aligncenter" width="238"] Richard  Creaghe, DL[/caption]   Richard  Creaghe, DL and his wife, Matilda Parsons,...

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08 Aug Richard and Matilda Creaghe, Their Life and Times

Richard Creaghe, DL (?-July 7th, 1837) Matilda Parsons Creaghe (1769-August 10th, 1835) Their Life and Times   [caption id="attachment_16718" align="aligncenter" width="238"] Richard  Creaghe, DL[/caption] Richard Creaghe, known variously as Richard Creaghe of Castle Park or Richard Creaghe, DL, is important in that he reestablished our family in Ireland, led an...

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08 Aug First National Bank Robbery

First National Bank Robbery “Fleagle Gang” Lamar, Colorado, May 5, 1928   [caption id="attachment_16726" align="aligncenter" width="300"] First National Bank,1927.  At the time of the robbery, the trees had been                   removed.  Courtesy, Tom Betz[/caption]    As with many things related to our family...

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21 Dec December 2016 Up Date

CFHS December 2016 Up Date [caption id="attachment_16618" align="aligncenter" width="717"] Castle Park, 2016LCB Photo[/caption]                  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";...

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