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Date: 5/31/2005 at 13:06:57

Biography reproduced from page 504 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Charles D. Creed was born June 21, 1844, in Lucas Co., Ohio. When twelve years old he went to Chicago, Ill., remaining till 1861, when he enlisted for three months with the Chicago Zouaves. After that time he returned to Chicago, and in August enlisted in company A. 4th Illinois Cavalry, serving till 1865, and having charge of Gen. Grant’s Orderlies. Coming again to Chicago, he clerked in the postoffice for nine years. In 1876 he removed to Havana, Ill., remained there till 1878, then removed to Humboldt, Iowa, and engaged in the drug business. In February, 1879, he removed to Whittemore, erected a building and opened a drug store. After remaining a few months he sold out and returned to Chicago, Ill., remaining there one year, then came to Kossuth county and engaged in the hotel business as proprietor of the National House. In 1882 he was appointed postmaster, has also been justice of the peace and school director of the township. Nov. 15, 1866, he married Carrie J. Judd, of Ohio. They have one child—Austin W.


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