|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1882|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1931|
Husband of Susan Creedon.
Son of William Creedon and Christine Freshley.
E. W. Creedon was born on Swift's Highway, Jefferson City, the son of W.J. and Christine Freshly Creedon. His mother dying when he was eight years old, the boyhood of Mr. Creedon was a period of struggle and privation. He worked as a boy in the Meyer Meat Market, in the John Doehler Grocery and in John Linhardt's store.
In 1904 Mr. Creedon was married to Miss Susan Elizabeth Moles, who lived with the family of Sam Keller, the well-remembered correspondent for the Globe-Democrat. In this year he ran a lunch wagon on High Street, and also had a pop corn stand on the corner of High and Madison. In 1911 he bought a confectionery on High Street which he moved the following year to Madison Street. About four years later he bought the building occupied by the McKinney Cafe, in which the Creedon Restaurant was established.
Beginning as a small place with five stools, customers were attracted in constantly increasing numbers by appetizing food and by that personality which the owners gave the place. It was remodeled and enlarged to accommodate increasing business. As the business grew, Mr. and Mrs. Creedon continued to maintain strict personal supervision over the preparation and serving of food. They canned their own fruits. They used great care in the selection and preparation of the country cured hams for which their place became famous.
Mr Creedon died March 27, 1931, after which Mrs. Creedon sold the business. She later operated a home-like rooming house on Capital Avenue. The couple had one adopted son, Edward Earl.
"They that knew him most loved him best"
Plot: Section 5
Created by: Tina
Record added: Mar 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34937093
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