Charles Clarence Creer

30 Jul 1894 - 28 Jan 1981

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Charles Clarence Creer

30 Jul 1894 - 28 Jan 1981
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Grave site information of Charles Clarence Creer (30 Jul 1894 - 28 Jan 1981) at Spanish Fork City Cemetery in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Charles Clarence Creer

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Spanish Fork City Cemetery

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Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
United States
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halicphinney

June 7, 2012
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May 26, 2012

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Memories of Charles Clarence Creer by sister, Clara Creer

Contributor: halicphinney Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

CHARLES CLARENCE CREER In reminiscing about my brother Clarence, it seems I know very little about him. Florence was the oldest daughter. Clarence was next and was the oldest son. Then mother had six girls before she had another son, Harold. Then she had another girl and another son, Ronald. making 11 in all. Two of the girls, Mary and Christina, died in infancy. In a lively family of 6 girls and 3 boys, the sons didn't have a chance. We knew Clarence was our brother but we paid very little attention to him, nor he to us. He had his own friends and they remained close to each other for many years. They were Joe Marcussen, Roger Jones, Joe Evans. These friends nicknamed him Pets. How this name relates to his legal name Clarence, Ill never know, but the name adhered and we all except Mother and Dad called him Pets. When Florence was about 16 years old, she attended a sleeping party with some of her girl friends. There was an epidemic of small pox in town and one of the girls must have been infected because Florence came down with small pox soon after and exposed the whole family. Clarence seemed to have it the worst of all. We all had to stay out of school for about 6 weeks. Clarence's face was badly poxed and left deep scars. Because of this, he refused to attend school again, nor would he go to church. He was beginning his teen age years and was very proud and sensitive. He helped Dad on the farm a lot and after a few years the pox marks disappeared. When automobiles became the big thing, Dad put the surrey to rest and bought a second hand, seven passenger Overland. It was the biggest car I ever saw. It was just the thing for a large family and for Clarence to take out on dates to Payson with his friends and to dances in the surrounding towns. I don't remember anyone driving the car except Dad and Clarence. One nice Sunday afternoon, Dad decided to take us kids with a few neighbors for a ride. We went to Springville when the car suddenly stopped. Dad worked hard to get it started and couldn't. He left the car in Springville and took us all home on the Interurban which ran from Salt Lake to Payson every few hours. When we reached home, Clarence and his boy friends were sitting on the lawn under the cherry tree, frantically waiting for us to come home. They got to Springville Somehow and found the car. Nothing was wrong with it. It had run out of gas! Even to this day most cars will not run without gas. Clarence was a good mechanic and wasn't long before he found out why it stopped. In those days "dances” were the big thing. Everyone loved to dance, especially me. On Wednesday night, there was a dance in Springville. On Friday night in Spanish Fork and on Saturday night in Payson, and an occasional dance in Nephi. I wanted to go to them all. On occasion Mother would let me go to Springville and to Payson if I had a date. One time there was a big dance in Nephi. I had a date to go, but I knew Mother wouldn't let me go that far, so I went without telling her. Who do you suppose I saw there? Clarence with his friends! I think it was the only time he ever asked me to dance and he said, "Does Mother know you are here” I said, "No and don't you tell her." Well from then on he practically made me his slave. If I refused to wait on him he would call "Mother,” and I would succumb and do what he wanted me to do. Finally I told her myself and was relieved when she wouldnt believe me. So Clarence lost his hold on me forever. When the United States entered the first World War there were draftees and we knew that Clarence would have to go sometime. When he was drafted he didn't seem to be either sad or elated. Since he was helping Dad on the farm, we thought he might be exempt. Mother was especially saddened and like all mothers, didn't want her son to be a soldier. When his time came to leave for the training camp in Camp Lewis, Washington State, we all went down to the train to see him off. He had been going with a girl, Zina Trevort, from Payson. We kids were all anxious to see if he would kiss her good-bye but he took her on the other side of the train and we never knew. How long he was away I don't remember, but one afternoon Mother and I were in the kitchen fixing dinner when we noticed Clarence coming through the corral gate, We were so excited to have him home but we didn't know why. We learned it was because of his feet. When he had new shoes and wore them for awhile, the tips of his toes turned up. They said it was because he had fallen arches and the Infantry was no place for a soldier with bad feet. Later Clarence said he was discharged to help Dad on the farm. Clarence was homesteading some land in Willow Creek and had to spend so much time living there. When he came home we knew he was dating a Spanish Fork girl named Merle Dahle. We knew she came from a nice family, but he didn't tell us much about her and we had no idea it was a state of love. It was the 4th of July 1922. Spanish Fork always held a big celebration on that date with the appropriate cannons and parade, band, and lots of fun. Our home was across the street from the City Park and the pavilion was across the street from our corral and there was a lot of activity there. Clarence loved horses. He kept them in the corral. His favorite riding horse was Silver Bell. One of us always rode Silver Bell in the parade. His instructions were to make her dance down the street - no walk for her. We loved it. Clarence came home for the celebration. We had a shower in the wash shed. I remember him coming into the kitchen after taking a shower to put on his shoes and socks and he said to me, "I came home to get married” I said "Awh, who'd marry you ” He said "Merle Dahle.” It was such a casual announcement, none of us believed him. The next day he brought Merle home and introduced her as his wife. We were all in a complete state of shock. None of us knew her and no preparation had been made. I dont think we made her feel as welcome as we should have, but the surprise of it made us all speechless. It was a good marriage and they raised a lovely family of 4 girls and 1 boy. Merle passed away on August 2, 1978 and Clarence died on January 30, 1981.

Life timeline of Charles Clarence Creer

1894
Charles Clarence Creer was born on 30 Jul 1894
Charles Clarence Creer was 11 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Charles Clarence Creer was 18 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Charles Clarence Creer was 35 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Charles Clarence Creer was 45 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Charles Clarence Creer was 51 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Charles Clarence Creer was 63 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Charles Clarence Creer was 75 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Charles Clarence Creer was 79 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Charles Clarence Creer died on 28 Jan 1981 at the age of 86
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