Twentieth Century History of Youngstown and Mahoning County Ohio and Representative Citizens
by Thomas W. Sanderson Published 1907
WILLIAM A. CREED
5 Mar 1849 - 4 Jun 1942
William A. Creed, a successful farmer and one of the leading citizens of Struthers, resided on a fine farm of 160 acres located in section 12, Poland Township, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, March 5, 1849. He is the son of William and Harriet (Ames) Creed
William Creed was but a few months old when his parents moved to the Rayen estate farm of 600 acres in Coitsville Township, on which he was reared. He secured his education in the Milligan District School, in Coitsville Township,. His father died when he was 14 years old, after which he continued to reside with his mother until the time of his marriage.
In 1875, the year after his marriage, he moved to Holland, near Warren, Trumbull County, and rented the Christopher Milligan farm for three years, after which he returned to Coitsville Township and rented the Kimmell farm for seven years. In 1880, he bought his present farm, on which he located two years later. He immediately began making improvements. The house was then situated on the west end of the farm and this he moved to the east end, on the Struthers and Poland Road, know known as Poland Avenue. He later sold this house after having moved it to another lot. In 1903, he built a commodious, modern 12-room house, and in 1889 he erected a fine large barn. Mr. Creed runs a dairy in connection with his farming and keeps about 25 cows. With Dr. W.A. Morrison of Struthers, be bought 50 acres of land in Struthers adjoining his farm, which was formerly the Joseph Sexton farm. This property was laid out in town lots, the greater part of which has been sold.
Mr. Creed was also a director of the Struthers Savings and Banking Company. Fraternally, he is a member of the Protective Home Circle and is religiously associated with the United Presbyterian Church of Struthers, of which he is a trustee.
On April 30, 1874, Mr. Creed was united in marriage to Susan W. Reed, a daughter of John H. Reed, and a sister of William Reed. Children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Creed, namely: Nellie J., who married Enos Humm of Struthers The Humm's had four children: Harry, Roy Alice and Frank. L.S., who lives on the home farm, married Etta Fieldhouse and has two children, Randall and Dudley. Frank R. married Josephine Lauthers of Youngstown, having one child, Wilson. Frank Creed, of the above family is a member of the grocery firm, Creed & McNabb at Struthers.