Biography of G. F. McCready
Columbiana County, OH

G. F. McCready, now living retired at Wellsville, is a member of an old, substantial family of Columbiana County. He was born in Madison Township, Columbiana County, Aug. 12, 1860, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Boyd) McCready.

Joseph McCready was born in the old McCready homestead in Madison Township in 1819. He was a leading citizen of his time and held many township offices. He served as a member of the school board for 37 years. He married Nancy Campbell, who died in 1855. Five children were born to this union, as follows: James, deceased; Dr. Joseph, a physician, lives at Perry, Ohio; Dr. Robert, a physician, lives at Pittsburgh; Margaret, deceased, was the wife of Thomas Cameron; and Cynthia, married Robert Smith, both deceased. He later married Catherine Boyd and they had three children: Averilla, died in 1924, was the wife of H. M. Grafton; Catherine Elizabeth, died in 1922, was the wife of George Paul; and G. F., the subject of this sketch. Joseph McCready died in 1892 and his second wife departed this life in 1890.

G. F. McCready was educated in the district schools of Madison Township and attended Lisbon Normal School. He was always interested in farming and stock raising and operated the old homestead of 270 acres until the time of his retirement several years ago. He was an extensive feeder and shipper of stock. Mr. McCready is a director of the Peoples National Bank of Wellsville.

On Dec. 21, 1893, Mr. McCready was married to Miss Elizabeth Ella Kerr, who was born on the old Kerr homestead in Yellow Creek Township, Columbiana County, July 31, 1867, the daughter of Thomas Barr and Nancy (McBane) Kerr. Mr. Kerr, a Civil War veteran, died Feb. 2, 1900. His wife lives in Yellow Creek Township. They had six children, as follows: Mary Alice, married Samuel Kerr, both deceased; Mrs. McCready; John McBane, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history; Catherine, married William Frazier, lives in Pittsburgh; Jeanette and Christine, at home. To Mr. and Mrs. McCready have been born five children: (1) Dr. Joseph K., bon April 15, 1895, a physician, engaged in the practice of his profession at Columbus, Ohio, is a World War veteran, having served in France with the medical department; (2) Thomas Paul, born Aug. 24, 1896, a druggist, lives at Youngstown, Ohio, married Bessie Rath, and they have three children, Warren, Doris and Helen; (3) Helen B., born April 18, 1898, died April 3, 1913; (4) Ralph C., born March 9, 1900, lives at home; and (5) Robert George, born March 24, 1909.

Mr. McCready is a Republican and he and his family are identified with the Presbyterian Church. He is held in high regard throughout the community and is an excellent citizen of Columbiana County.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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