The Cressy Family

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Captain Frederick J.7 Cressey (Rev. Timothy Robinson6, Benjamin5, Daniel4, Daniel3, John2, Mighill1)
Born March 3, 1840 in Columbus, Ohio. Married:
(1) 1865 Ella Graves born Sunderland, Massachusetts, 1844, died 1869 in Des Moines, Iowa.
(2) 1871 Nora Hall who died in 1872
(3) 1875 Imogene Alderman of Anamosa, Iowa, who died in 1902 in California
(4) 1910 Laura Hoxworth of Los Angeles, California.
In 1859 at 19 he attended Denison University, Granville, Ohio, but left his studies to enlist in the Civil War in Company B, 17th Ohio Infantry, going to the field 12 days after the fall of Fort Sumter (April 14, 1861-April 26). Re-enlisted in Company D, 113th Ohio Infantry, until December 15, 1863, when, as a result of a competitive examination and for especial bravery at the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, he was promoted to Captain of Company G, 14th Regiment, U.S. Volunteer Infantry, receiving his commission direct from the Secretary of War. Mr. Cressey was in active military service for over four years and was in many hard-fought battles and received frequent mention for personal daring and cool bravery. He was in the battles of Chickamauga, Decatur and Nashville, besides 8 other engagements. He was honorably discharged at Nashville, Tennessee, March 26, 1866. After the war he moved to Des Moines, Iowa, and in 1888 to Los Angeles, California, giving his entire time to insurance business for New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco companies. He was a member of Baptist Church, Superintendent and teacher in Sunday School. He died in January 22, 1928, in 88th year in Los Angeles.

Child of Ella & Captain Frederick J. Cressey:
979 I.

Rev. Frank Graves8 Cressey born August 15, 1866 in Des Moines, Iowa, married Minnie F. Babcock.

Child of Nora & Captain Frederick J. Cressey:
980 II.

Infant8 born 1872 in Des Moines, Iowa, died young.

Children of Imogene & Captain Frederick J. Cressey:
981 III.

Stella A.8 (Cressey) Young born May 27, 1876 in Des Moines, Iowa, married April 15, 1897, William H. Young, real estate broker, Los Angeles, California.


Genevieve Young born 1900


Virginia Young born 1905


Florence Young born 1907

982 IV.

Lena I.8 Cressey born April 1879 in Des Moines, Iowa, unmarried, music teacher, Los Angeles, California.

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