|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1825|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1895|
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OBITUARY. Ref. The Tribune (Holton) pub. dtd. 27Dec1895, p. 4; KS State Historical & Research Lib., Topeka, KS. Film No. H-1664; Credit to Kay Sellers pub. 2002 "Bucks Grove Cemetery" Jackson Co., KS
Death has again entered our community and taken one of our esteemed citizens. Ephraim P. McCreight was born in Adams County, Ohio, April 25, 1825, and departed this life on the 16th last, aged 70 years, 7 months and 21 days. He was the father of twelve children, seven of which preceded him to the other world. A companion and five children remain to mourn their loss. He came to Kansas in 1879, and the following Spring moved on to a raw piece of land 1 1/2 miles east of the Avoca postoffice, where he has resided ever since, and which he has since made a comfortable home. Brother McCreight gave his heart to God and his name to the church when a young man, and has always done honor to the cause of christianity. There was a large attendance at his funeral, which manifested the high esteem in which he was held. The funeral took place at the Bucks Grove church. The writer spoke for a short time from Luke 12:8, after which Rev. Barber made some very appropriate remarks. May he who knows the hearts of all men comfort the bereaved and sustain them in the hours of their grief.
Burial - 18 Dec 1895
Ref. Holton Recorder; pub. dtd. 12Aug1880, p. 8; KS State Historical & Research Lib., Topeka, KS. Film No. H-471; Credit to Kay Sellers pub. 2002 "Bucks Grove Cemetery" Jackson Co., KS. (see under FOR SALE, 4th item:
"Mr. and Mrs. McCreight, living near Avoca, have lost from scarlet fever, in the last two weeks, three of their children, aged two, five, and eight years. They have lately moved from Iowa to their present home."
(the following data provided by Truman L. Nicholas)
Ephraim Preston McCreight and Mary Jane (Voris) McCreight had the following children:
Sarah Alice, b. 15 Jul 1853, Benton County, Iowa, d. 14 Sep 1893.
Samuel Gilbert McCreight, b. 13 Nov 1854, Mercer County, Illinois. d. 1914.
Mary Belle McCreight, b. 16 Aug 1856, Soldier, Jackson, Kansas; d. 1903
Luella Jane McCreight, b. 20 Nov 1859, Soldier, Jackson, Kansas
William Voris McCreight, b. 25 Apr 1862, Sunbeam, Mercer, Illinois
Margaret Poage McCreight, b. 2 Jul 1864, Sunbeam, Mercer, Illinois, d. 28 Oct 1878
Eva Irene McCreight, b. 15 Sep 1866, Sunbeam, Mercer, Illinois, d. 2 Apr 1891.
James McCreight, b. 1 May 1871, Shelsburg, Iowa, d. 12 Jul 1880.
Lester Harvey McCreight, b. 23 Mar 1875, Soldier, Jackson, Kansas, d. 11 Aug 1880
Hattie McCreight, b. 14 May 1878, Soldier, Jackson, Kansas, d. 25 Jul 1880
Ephraim McCreight (1797 - 1850)
Sarah Elizabeth Cummings McCreight (1796 - 1876)
Mary Jane Voris McCreight (1833 - 1901)*
Sarah Alice McCreight Cranston (1853 - 1893)*
Gilbert Samuel McCreight (1854 - 1914)*
Mary Bell McCreight Cranston (1856 - 1902)*
Luella Jane McCreight Page (1860 - 1914)*
William Voris McCreight (1862 - 1922)*
Eva Irene McCreight Brakey (1866 - 1891)*
John Orr McCreight (1869 - 1946)*
James P. McCreight (1871 - 1880)*
Lester Harvey McCreight (1875 - 1880)*
Hattie E. McCreight (1878 - 1880)*
William Rutherford McCreight (1818 - 1869)*
James H McCreight (1820 - 1871)*
Ephraim Preston McCreight (1825 - 1895)
Ambrose Orr McCreight (1829 - 1862)*
John Steele McCreight (1832 - 1899)*
Sarah Gullinger (1838 - 1880)*
Note: Lived 70Y 7M 23D (GAR). Credit to Allen Gardiner for "Monumental Inscriptions" of Jackson Co., KS cemeterys. Pub. 1981
Bucks Grove Church Cemetery
Plot: Section A Lot No. 40
Created by: Truman Nicholas
Record added: Dec 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32300301