Obit: Creed, William Noyes #2 (1870 - 1958)

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Surnames: Creed, Gustafson, Pettit, Mandrigries, Korntved, Stauner, Derby, Kubat

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/16/1958

Creed, William Noyes (28 July 1870 - 11 Jan. 1958)

William Noyes Creed of Unity, Wisconsin died of old age complications Saturday at the Havenet Nursing Home in Owen, where he had been a patient for a short time, at the age of 87 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby, Wis., Rev. Roy Gustafson of Ogema officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

Mr. Creed was born in Nelsonville, in Portage county, on July 28, 1870, and moved to Unity with his parents at the age of two years. His mother was the first white woman in this locality. He received his elementary and high school education in Unity, Wis. He was engaged in the mercantile business in Unity from 1901 to 1930 and later worked as a salesman for the Felker Bros Mfg. Co. of Marshfield. He married Lulu Pettit, who died in October, 1952, on November 4, 1904, in Chippewa Falls.

Surviving are one son, Nyole E. Creed, Unity postmaster; five daughters, Mrs. M. (Evetta) Mandrigries of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. George (Lela) Korntved of Clinton, Iowa, Mrs. George (Virginia) Stauner of Wausau, Mrs. Charles (Ramona) Derby of Marshfield and Mrs. Charles (Necia) Kubat of Wisconsin Rapids; 14 grand children; two brothers, Charles Creed of Green Bay and Homer Creed of Payne, Wis.

Mr. Creed, a member of the first white family of Unity, was elected to the Clark County Board in 1904 when the township of Unity was first entitled to representation. He served as vice chairman of the board for many years and was also a member of the Clark County Fair Association in which organization he held offices of president and vice president during his 27 years as a member. He also held several public offices in Unity, Wis.

It was through Mr. Creed’s efforts that Clark county was set up as a soil conservation district. He also headed the county’s Soil Conservation and Agriculture Committee for many years and was honored for his various accomplishments in 1950 at a county wide "field day" in Owen.



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