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Richard Hezzle Creamer 1848-1923


Posted By: Volunteer - Rich Lowe
Date: 9/27/2017 at 16:06:36

Richard Hezzle Cremer was born at Albany, N. Y., September 24, 1848, and passed to the higher life May 30, 1923, aged 74 years, 8 months and 6 days.

He was left an orphan at the age of line years, going with a sister to Three Rivers, Michigan, where they made their home with relatives until her marriage, when he became an inmate of the new home thus established.

In 1865 the family came to Winnebago county, Ill., and in 1869 Mr. Creamer came to Iowa and purchased a farm three miles west of Maynard. One year later he returned to Illinois to bring to the new home the bride of his choice, Miss Sarah Anna Martin. They were married October 19, 1870, and the farm was their home for ten happy years.

They then moved to Maynard, where Mr. Creamer engaged in the drug business with Henry Goodrich. After a number of years this partnership was dissolved and his store building moved to its present site, where he conducted a general merchandise business until 1917, when he retired from active business life to enjoy a well earned and much needed rest.

He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife, his son, Eugene, of Maynard, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Watt of Cedar Rapids, and Mrs. Frank Baker of Fayette, three grand children, Hezzle Creamer of Kent, Ill., and Marcus and Richard Baker of Fayette, also a nephew, Theodore Ludwig of Lincoln, Ill., and hosts of friends.

Mr. Creamer lived many years among us and his loss is felt deeply by our whole community. His home was a hallowed spot to him, and here was learned his true worth and character. He was a tender, affectionate husband, a kind and loving father, a true and sympathetic friend. His health had been failing for months, and in the early morning of Memorial Day he quietly laid the burden down and entered into rest.

Source: Fayette County Leader; 14 Jun 1923; page 4


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