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 Edward Creighton

Edward Creighton

Birth
Belmont County, Ohio, USA
Death 5 Nov 1874 (aged 54)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 12327 · View Source
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Edward Creighton was Nebraska's wealthiest citizen in 1862. Founded Omaha's First National Bank and was it's first president. Through much of the 1860's, he battled with members of The U.S. Congress to establish Omaha as the get the eastern terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad (after his death, Council Bluffs, Iowa was given that designation by the U.S. Supreme Court). When Edward died in 1874, his estate was valued at $1,157,193.05 and a portion of that money was used to establish "Creighton College" which later became Creighton University (the number-one ranked comprehensive university in the Midwest according to U. S. News and World Report's 1999 rankings).



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  • Added: 11 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12327
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Creighton (31 Aug 1820–5 Nov 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12327, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .