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E. S. Cresswell


Posted By: Sheryl McClure (email)
Date: 4/4/2023 at 22:55:00

E. S. CRESSWELL was born in Lee County, Iowa Territory, in July, 1844. His parents afterward moved to Van Buren County, where he received a common school education. Being incapacitated by sickness, when a child, from following the plow, he turned his attention to other pursuits, spending several years in clerking and attending school. In 1868, he commenced business in Afton, and, in November of the same year, formed a partnership with Mr. W. V. Lemon, and opened the first store in Cromwell, then containing only two houses. In 1869, the firm built the first store house in Creston, where they sold groceries, etc. Early in 1870, Mr. Lemon retired, the Creston store was closed and Mr. Cresswell returned to Cromwell, in which place he has continued in business ever since. He was married, in 1873, to Miss Mattie Smiley, of McDonough County, Illinois, and expects to make Cromwell his permanent home.

Illustrated Centennial Sketches, Map and Directory, Union County, Iowa
Published by C. J. Colby, Creston, Iowa 1876


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