JESSE E. CREED, hardware merchant at Manila, Ind., was born in Shelby county, Indiana, September 19, 1866, one
of a family of nine children born to Smith and Laura (Henderson) Creed. The father was born in Shelby county and
the mother in Rush county. Six of their children are living: Flora B., Lianna, Jesse E., John N., Theodore B. and
Herman. Jesse E. Creed was reared on his father's farm of sixty acres in Shelby county and obtained a public school
education in Liberty township. Instead of becoming a farmer like his father, he learned the blacksmith trade under
his brother, the late William H. Creed, and followed the same for twenty three years. About 1906 he embarked in
the hardware business at Manila, at his present location, and has built up a very satisfactory trade, handling
farm implements as well as a full line of dependable hardware. On June 16, 1891, Mr. Creed married Martha M. Shook,
who was born at Manilla, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bell) Shook, who had a family of seven children, the following
surviving: Robert M., Charles C., Amanda, Ida and Martha. Mr. Shook followed the shoemaking trade at Manila. Mr.
and Mrs. Creed had one child, who died in infancy. They are members of the Christian church at Manila. In politics
Mr. Creed is a Democrat and while residing in Walker township, he served four years in the office of assessor.
He is a past noble grand of Homer Lodge, No. 471, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Rush County, IN
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