Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Forget Me Not: Reuben B. Creasy of OH & TX

Reuben, who was born in Ohio, moved to Texas sometime between the 1880 and 1900 US Census. He lived in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas for the 1900, 1920 & 1930 census reports. Those reports tell us he was involved in manufacturing. We know of one son, Bruce Creasy, who was born c 1878 in Texas. The following obituary gives us a little more information about his life. This obituary was published in Ohio where his sister lived. I found no obituary in Texas newspapers.

Reuben Benjamin Creasy

May 1863 OH – June 1933 TX
Son of Christian Gruissy & Mary Wise

Creasy, Reuben Benjamin & Mary Alice
From Find A Grave
Evergreen Cemetery, Ballinger, Texas

R. B. Creasy. Mrs. Caroline Boerngen, of 643 State ave., NE, has received news of the death of her brother, R. B. Creasy, of Ballinger, Texas, June 25. Mr. Creasy also is survived by his widow; a son, Bruce, of Ballinger; another sister, Mrs. Lieser, of Missouri; two brothers Phillip and Aaron, of Beach City; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Creasy formerly lived in this city. He worked at the old Doxie mill and later supervised the Warwick mills. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Ballinger and was engaged in the manufacture of rotary filing machines of which he was the inventor. He was well known throughout the southwest.


R. B. Creasy (Massillon, OH: The Evening Independent, 5 July 1933) 2; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed March 2018.

1900 US Census, TS, San Saba; digital image, Ancestry.com. R B Creasy.

1920 US Census, TX, Runnels, Ballinger; digital image, Ancestry.com. R B Creasy.

1930 US Census, TX, Runnels, Ballinger; digital image, Ancestry.com. Reuben B Creasy.


  1. Symbols on tombstones are great clues for learning more about a person.


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