Sunday, June 17, 2018

The McCrea Family (5 Generations)

Good afternoon my dears, 

Today, I'm sharing the genealogical story of my hubby's paternal grandmother, Margaret JoAnn "Jodi" McCrea.


The ancient Scottish name McCrea is carried by the descendants of the Pictish people. It was a name for a prosperous person. The Gaelic form of the surname McCrea is Mac Rath, which literally means son of grace or son of prosperity. [source]

The surname McCrea was first found in Inverness-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) divided between the present day Scottish Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles, and consisting of a large northern mainland area and various island areas off the west coast, the shire was anciently both a Pictish and Norwegian stronghold, but their ancient history is often clouded with conjecture. It appears certain that they lived before the 14th century at Clunes, to the west of Inverness in the territories of the Fraser Clan. Consequently the family has always been friendly towards that Clan. From about 1400, they moved to the location with which they are readily associated, Kintail. [source]

Robert McCrea
b. 1817 d. July 21st, 1854 (aged 37) 
emigrated from Liverpool, England to New York, U.S on November 18th, 1843

married for ten years on June 12th, 1844

Hannah Cunningham
b. June 10th, 1828 d. March 23rd, 1861 (aged 32)
(4th great-grandparents)

Places lived: Washington County, Pennsylvania

Robert McCrea NY Passenger List

1850 U.S Census
1860 U.S Census
Grave of Hannah McCrea at Bethel Methodist Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Lancellot H. McCrea
b. January 10th, 1846 d. July 31st, 1929

married for forty-six years on February 21st, 1871

Semoma Noblitt

b. March 8th, 1852 d. October 11th, 1917
(3rd great-grandparents)

Places livedCross Creek, Washington County, Pennsylvania
Caldwell County, Missouri
Union Center, Kansas
Caddo, Oklahoma 

1870 U.S Census Lancelot McCrea

1880 U.S Census

1895 Kansas Census

1900 U.S Census (Lancelot is on the page before)

1910 U.S Census

1920 U.S Census

 Grave of Senoma McCrea at Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, Caddo Co., Oklahoma

Grave of Lancellot McCrea

Emmitt McCrea
b. November 1871 d. June 1941

married for thirty-eight years on September 23rd, 1903

Mary E. Fisher
b. March 28th,1883 d. March 16th, 1965
(2nd great-grandparents)

Places lived: New York, Caldwell, Missouri
Saline, Missouri
Hazel Dell, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Childhood photo of Mary Elizabeth

1900 U.S Census

1920 U.S Census

1940 U.S Census

Gravestone of Emmitt and Mary Elizabeth McCrea

Mary Elizabeth McCrea Obituary

Alton R. McCrea
b. July 18th, 1904 d. November, 1959 


Margaret "Ruth" St John
b. January 22nd, 1911 d. September 27th, 1994

Places lived: Caddo, Oklahoma
Rock Springs, Wyoming

WWII Draft card registration on February 16th, 1942

Gravestone of Margaret "Ruth" McCrea at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Rock Springs, Wyoming

private as still alive

married for two weeks shy of sixty years on May 29th, 1957 

Margaret JoAnn "Jodi" McCrea
b. July 29th, 1941 d. May 2nd, 2017

Places lived: Elkhart, Kansas
Rock Springs, Wyoming

Margret "JoAnn" McCrea's yearbook

Grandma and Grandpa Wright, 1957

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Stacey said...

Kiki, it's so neat that you all have all of this information! My father-in-law did all of the genealogical studies on that side of the family and published a book. It means so much to all of us.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

How wonderful to have all of this history. It certainly is he ties that bind. The more we know about our ancestors the closer we become! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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