The Cressy Family

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LeRoy B.8 Cressy (George H.7, Aaron T.6, Jonathan5, Nathan4, Noah3, John2, Mighill1)
Born September 20, 1884 in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Married Blanche Abbott of Salem, Massachusetts, born 1875.
He worked as a shoe machinist, and died in 1947, Beverly, Massachusetts. She died July 27, 1915, at 40 years.

Editors Note: There is a discrepancy between the records of mother and daughter concerning the birth of the daughter and the death of the mother. The printed book stated July 7, 1915 as Blanche (Abbott) Cressy's death while the daughter told my mother that she was born on July 27, 1915.

Children of Blanche and LeRoy B. Cressy:
1248 I.

Irene9 Cressy died young.

1249 II.

Blanche Abbott9 (Cressy) Rhoden born July 27, 1915 in Salem, Massachusetts.
Married June 17, 1943 Roy Rhoden in Macclenny, Florida.
She attended Beverly High School. She was awarded a Diploma from the Perry Kindergarten Normal School and taught kindergarten for six years.

During WWII she joined the Waves in New York on July 15, 1943 and became an Aviation Machinist Mate (3rd class) V-10 USNR. She served in Norman, Oklahoma and Jacksonville, Florida and was Honorably Discharged from the Navy on October 17, 1945.

Blanche loved to paint in oil and watercolors, enjoyed reading, walking and was a church member. The Macclenny Woman's Club named Blanche Rhoden as "Woman of the Year 1989." She was named the "Home Resident of the Month" at the Veterans Domiciliary Home of Florida on February 11, 2000.

Children of Blanche and Roy Rhoden:

Edwin was born December 5, 1953, died July 9, 1997 at Lebanon, Virginia.

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LeRoy D. Cressy