Charles Robert8 Cressey
Charles Robert Cressey
Born December 7, 1854 in Gorham, Maine.
(1) November 12, 1882 Annie C. Johnson,
daughter of Thomas
Johnson of Cornish. She attended Gorham Academy, and a graduate
of Gorham Normal School in the first class in 1880. They were
both members First Parish Congregational Church.
(2) November 23, 1924 Alice F. O'Neil
of Portland, Maine, his former secretary; a church wedding in
Mr. Cressey attended the Gorham Seminary, and a graduate of
Gorham Academy; studied music with noted musicians. Has been
connected with the music business in Portland for over 40 years,
was founder and president of the Cressey & Allen music store.
Was a composer and organist of ability, played for churches in
Gorham, Westbrook and Portland. Gave singing, piano and organ
lessons. He served as president of the Kotzschmar Musical
Society, was a member of the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias.
His first wife died October 8, 1921, in
60th year. He died January 19, 1929,
(Cressey) Stanwood born March 13, 1884
Married 1921 George L. Stanwood, Freeport, Maine. He graduated
at Freeport High school, 1896, shoe salesman, owner and manager,
She attended Portland, Maine schools, studied music in Portland,
and Berlin, Germany. Teacher music with studio in Portland.
Children of Helen and George Stanwood:
Carolyn Cressey Stanwood, born May 7, 1922.
George Philip Stanwood, born December 7, 1926.
Cressey born July 18, 1885.
Married Priscilla Sproul, Biddeford, Maine.
Educated public schools of Portland and Thornton Academy, Saco,
Maine. Vice President and salesman for Cressey & Allen music
Cressey born June 24, 1889.
Married in 1920 Sally Churchill.
He is a graduate of Portland, Maine High School and Bowdoin
College, Treasurer Cressey & Allen music store.