John Preston Creer

27 Jul 1875 - 25 Apr 1954


John Preston Creer

27 Jul 1875 - 25 Apr 1954
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The Daily Herald Provo, Utah County, Utah April 27, 1954 JOHN P. CREER, SPANISH FORK NATIVE, DIES John Preston Creer, 78, vice president of the Utah-Idaho School Supply Company and a native of Spanish Fork, died Sunday at 10:45 p.m. at his residence, 1123 Gilmer Drive, Salt Lake City. He graduated f
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John Preston Creer


Salt Lake City Cemetery

200-250 N St
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
United States


September 23, 2013


September 19, 2013

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Obituary - John Preston Creer (1875-1954)

Contributor: kathywhitehay Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

The Daily Herald Provo, Utah County, Utah April 27, 1954 JOHN P. CREER, SPANISH FORK NATIVE, DIES John Preston Creer, 78, vice president of the Utah-Idaho School Supply Company and a native of Spanish Fork, died Sunday at 10:45 p.m. at his residence, 1123 Gilmer Drive, Salt Lake City. He graduated from Brigham Young University, and did post-graduate work at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. He served as president of the Alpine and Nebo School districts. He first served as superintendent of Spanish Fork City schools and later superintendent of Utah County schools with headquarters in Provo. Active in business, social and civic groups, he was a member of the Salt Lake Rotary Club and Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. He was past vice president of the Torary Club. Mr Creer was born in Spanish Fork July 27, 1875. He is survived by his widow, Mary Elizabeth Creer; a son, Frank B. Creer; five daughters, Mrs. Archibald G. Webb, Ogden; Mrs. R.W. Madsen, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Howard J. Stoddard, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. H. Perry Driggs, Wilmette, Ill.; and Mary Creer, Battle Creek, Mich., and 15 grandchildren.

John Preston Creer - Gregarious, Red Headed, 5' 5" Dynamo

Contributor: kathywhitehay Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

John Preston Creer (1875--1954) . JOHN PRESTON CREER He served in the Southern States Mission, then graduated from Brigham Young Academy. He was a school teacher in Spanish Fork and later Superintendant of Schools. In 1919, he and his wife moved to Salt Lake City where he was Vice President of McMillan Paper and School Company, later renamed Utah-Idaho School Supply Company, where he worked the rest of his life. John Preston Creer was very gregarious, had red hair, and was only 5' 5" tall. In contrast, Mary Brockbank Creer, his wife, was tall and very reserved. She was compassionate and only said good things about people. Despite having an eighth grade education because there was no high school, she was known for her beautiful penmanship. She was also famous for her homemade root beer. Their longtime home at 1122 Gilmer Drive in Salt Lake City was a gathering place for family activities until she died October 20, 1967. ''' ----------- Source: Isn't Life Grand: The Life and Faith of Charles Creer Stoddard - Chapter Thirteen. Ancestors: Who We Are, Where We Came From, And What We Believe, pp. 68-69 of 113 pages.

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John Preston Creer was born on 27 Jul 1875
John Preston Creer was 13 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
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John Preston Creer was 20 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
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John Preston Creer was 30 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.
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John Preston Creer was 39 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
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John Preston Creer was 53 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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John Preston Creer was 55 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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John Preston Creer was 66 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. 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.
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John Preston Creer died on 25 Apr 1954 at the age of 78
Grave record for John Preston Creer (27 Jul 1875 - 25 Apr 1954), BillionGraves Record 5250580 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States