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John William McCree, Sr
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Birth: 1866
Clarke County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1943
Georgia, USA

One of 13 children born in Athens, GA to Martha Hale McCree, widow of a white Union Soldier in the Civil War. He was affectionately known as "Big Dad". He born at a time when the bitter legacy of slavery and Reconstruction still poisoned the lives of African American's. He was a beloved father and the wife of Josephine M.McCree and also uncle to the nations second African-American Solicitor General, Wade McCree, Jr. After marriage, McCree and his wife settled and built a house in College Park, Georgia where they raised their children. John worked as a carpenter/brick mason. He eventually became one of the leading men in the African-American community of College Park. He also was a member of College Park's Friendship Baptist Church (now Friendship Community Church). He departed this life on Christmas Day of 1943. 
Family links: 
  Josephine McElhaney McCree (1872 - 1954)*
  Blanche McCree Amy (____ - 1957)*
  John William McCree (1892 - 1956)*
  Ruth McCree Owens (1900 - 1974)*
  Lyda McCree Kennedy (1906 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
College View Memorial Park
College Park
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: May 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7403777

Rest in sweet peace, dear John. You will not be forgotten for a life well lived.
- susan emery
 Added: Feb. 2, 2017

 Added: Feb. 1, 2017

- Rev. Carol Alspaugh Schleich
 Added: Jun. 2, 2016
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