George McCready

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GEORGE McCREADY, late of Templeton, Armstrong county, was an old resident of that part of the county, having lived there for about sixty years. He was born near Pittsburgh, Pa., and was left an orphan at an early age, his family knowing nothing of his ancestors. In his younger days he lived with a Mr. McKee at McKee's Rocks, Pa., and when twelve years old came to Armstrong county with Peter Paul, settling in Pine township, where he grew up on a farm. He had but limited opportunities for schooling. For about a year after his marriage he continued to farm, with John Paul, in 1856 going to Ore Hill and later to Templeton, where he built a home. He was employed mainly at the ore mines, also doing considerable work on the river, and was an industrious and respected man, all who knew him having the highest regard for his character and appreciating his sterling qualities. He continued to live at Templeton until his death, which occurred Sept. 30, 1903, when he was seventy-five years old.

On Sept. 18, 1856, Mr. McCready married Susan E. DeVore, of Indiana county, Pa., daughter of Moses K. and Martha (Armstrong) DeVore, of that county, who died when Mrs. McCready was a little girl; he was a cooper by trade. Mr. and Mrs. DeVore had two children, Jane and Susan E. (Mrs. McCready). Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McCready, all of whom were educated in public school, viz.: John (deceased) married Margaret Dignon, and lived in Pittsburgh; they had three children, Kirk (who is employed in the post office in Pittsburgh), Mary (a stenographer in Pittsburgh), and Emma (a dressmaker in Pittsburgh). Wilmington died unmarried. Emma is the widow of Washington Brioche, of Ford City, Pa., and has one child, Claire. Temperance married Joseph Tyler, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and had one child who is deceased. Mary Esteem is living in Pittsburgh. Willow married H. G. Barrette, of Ford City, Pa. Nettie married Robert Merles, of Ford City, W. McCready, of Pittsburgh, has been a member of the police force for twelve years, belonging to No. I squad, the company which has for three years in succession won the drill prize a large silver cup on which their names are engraved.

Mrs. McCready is a member of the M. E. Church. She has made her home at the old place in Templeton since her husband's death, and is one of the most highly respected residents of that village.

Source: Pages 758 - 759, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed February 1999 by Doris Rizza for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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