The Cressy Family

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Joseph7 Cressey (Joseph6, Joseph5, John4, Daniel3, John2, Mighill1)
Born October 30, 1820 in Gorham, Maine, married:
(1) 1853 Rhoda Lowell of Hiram, Maine, who died in 1868 in 37th year.
(2) 1870 Sarah Libby of Limerick, Maine.
He was educated in the public schools and Gotham Academy, worked on his father's farm summers and taught school for eight winters in Gorham and Buxton with 50 to 67 scholars. Had singing exercises in school. He traveled over Maine quite extensively in the agency business. In 1890 he moved to Newfield, Maine and bought a farm, where he lived 18 years. He and first wife were members First Parish Church in Gorham and he sang in the choir. He died in 1898 in 78th year.

Children born in Gorham, Maine:
948 I.

Isabelle M.8 Cressey born April 9, 1854, died in 1864.

949 II.

Francis O.8 Cressey born March 18, 1858, died in 1864.

950 III.

Carrie E.8 (Cressey) Rounds born July 28, 1860, married in 1891 Abial Rounds of Gorham. He was a prosperous farmer. She was a member First Parish Church. He died February 9, 1924, in 89th year. She died May 14, 1924, in 64th year.

Children born in Gorham, Maine:

Robert Cressey Rounds, born May 9, 1896, married June 20, 1925, Marjorie Lillian Snow, daughter of Herbert and Emma (Stratton) Snow of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a church wedding. She was born August 23, 1897, graduated at Quincy High School, 1914, Radcliffe College, A. B., cum laude, 1918, taught Avon High School, 1918-19, Concord Academy, 1919-24, Bradford Academy, 1924-25. Was a member of the Concord Players, former member choir First Congregational Church, Cambridge, member Church Committee and President of Parish Players, Past President Radcliffe Club of Boston.

Mr. Rounds graduated Gorham High School, 1914, Bowdoin College, 1918, cum laude, A. B., attended Harvard Law School 3 years, LL. B., 1924, teacher and coach Gorham High School, 1919-20, member Bowdoin College faculty, 1920-21, taught at Northeastern Preparatory School, Boston, and Burdett College, served in World War I, U. S. Army, at Camp Devens, Lee and Sherman, discharged as a Sergeant of Infantry.

He is now President of the Boston Gorham High School Association, and Committeeman on the Boston Emergency Relief Campaign. Was admitted to the bars of Maine and Massachusetts in 1924, and since that time practiced law in Boston with office at 60 State Street.

Organizations affiliated with: First Congregational Church, Cambridge, Sigma Nu, Phi Beta Kappa, and Delta Nu Omega Fraternities, Harlan Club of Harvard Law School, Harmony Lodge, F.&A.M., Gorman, Eagle Chapter, R.A.M., Westbrook, Pine Tree Chapter, O.E.S., Gorham, Gorham Lodge, I.O.O.F., Cummings Encampment, I.O.O.F., Westbrook, Narragansett Lodge of Rebekahs, Gorham, Clifford Smith Post, American Legion, Gorham, Bar Association of the City of Boston, Massachusetts.

Children born in Cambridge, Massachusetts:

Sarah Stratton Rounds, born July 16, 1926, student Peabody School.


Mary Virginia Rounds, born September 3, 1927, died April 10, 1928.

951 IV.

Joseph Francis8 Cressey born December 30, 1871 in Gorham, Maine, married:
(1) in 1901 Robina Corey, St. John, N. B.
(2) Annie Slater of England.
(3) in 1921 Mrs. Alice Cain of Galveston, Texas.
He was educated at Gorham, Maine, High School and Limington Academy. Was a master carpenter, licensed guide, photographer, taxidermist, philatelist, and farmer. He won prizes for swimming and canoe-racing while living in Hartford, Connecticut. Went to Sawtelle, California (Now a section of Los Angeles) some years ago.

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LeRoy D. Cressy