Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Ebenezer H. McCreery

EBENEZER H. McCREERY is the owner and manager of a large lumberyard at Parsons, Labette county, Kansas, and does an extensive business throughout his section of the county. He is a native of Indiana county, Pennsylvania, where he was born January 22, 1856, and is a son of Robert McCreery. His grandfather was born in Scotland and was the first representative of the family in this country.

Robert McCreery was a farmer, and followed that occupation all his life; he was over eighty years of age at the time of his death. He was united in marriage with Nancy DuShane, who now resides in Clearfield county, Pennsylvania, at the age of eighty-six years. They reared the following children: William, a resident of Loveland, Colorado; Isaac N., a lumber dealer, of St. Louis, Missouri; James, who resides at Fort Collins, Colorado; John, who resides in Clearfield county, Pennsylvania; Ebenezer H.; Frank, who lives in Colorado; and Robert, who resides in Jefferson county, Pennsylvania.

Ebenezer H. McCreery attended the schools of his native county, and at an early age took up the trade of a carpenter, which he followed until 1884. He located in Parsons, Kansas, in 1880, and in 1884 engaged in the lumber business with his brother, Isaac N. This business was established, in 1881, by Lee Clark and Isaac N. McCreery. The former sold out in 1884, and shortly afterward the subject hereof bought an interest in the business. The brothers continued to conduct this business until 1890, when they sold the concern to L. B. Graves, and moved to St. Louis, Missouri. There they were again engaged in the lumber business together until 1899, when Ebenezer H. McCreery disposed of his interest to his brother and returned to Parsons, Kansas. He then purchased the yard and business in which he had formerly been interested, and has operated it since. He has a very large trade and is one of the substantial business men of the city of Parsons.

In 1890 Mr. McCreery was united in marriage with Nellie Wilson, who died in 1892, leaving one daughter, Margaret. In 1894, Jennie McClung became his wife, and they have one daughter, Katherine. He is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Association of Lumber Dealers. Politically, he is unswerving in his support of the Republican party.