The Cressy Family

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Thaddeus Pomeroy7 Cressey (John6, Joseph5, John4, Daniel3, John2, Mighill1)
Born February 23, 1826 in Gorham, Maine, married 1850 Asenath C. Swain of Dover, New Hampshire. He was educated in the public schools and Gorham Academy, worked on the farm while going to school, and then engaged in a store in Saco, Maine for three years. In 1846 he opened a dry goods store in Dover, New Hampshire, where he remained to the time of his death. He wrote many poems which were published in the papers and three in the book "Poets of Maine." He was baptized when a child by Reverend Thaddeus Pomeroy, pastor of the First Parish Church in Gorham, Maine, and he gave him his own name. Member city government, director Dover National Bank. Member Board of Education and Chamber of Commerce. He died in Dover, New Hampshire, February 22, 1895, at 69. His widow died July, 1921, at 99.

Children born in Dover, New Hampshire:
935 I.

Erwin P.8 Cressey born December 5, 1850, unmarried, worked in his father's store, died 1910 at 60.

936 II.

Eva G.8 (Cressey) Hale born October 19, 1855, married 1883 Samuel Hale of Rollingsford, New Hampshire, son of Frank W. and grandson of Samuel, who operated the cotton mills at South Berwick, Maine. He worked at mill business, went to the Klondike, and worked for an English mining syndicate, by whom he was sent to Europe in winter 1909-10. He and his wife were aboard an express train bound from Paris, France, to Calais, when he met with a tragic death when by mistake he opened the wrong door and plunged to the ground, April 1910 at 54.


Samuel Hale, Jr., born January 27, 1884, unmarried.

937 III.

John T.8 Cressey born January 13, 1861, married 1894 Amy P. Robinson. He graduated Exeter Academy and Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, taught sciences and mathematics in New York and Pennsylvania. Restaurant, Boston.

938 I.

Mary R.9 Cressey born May 8, 1896, unmarried.

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