BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

H. W. CREASEY

Houston, as he is commonly known, was born in Decatur County in 1884. He is the son of the late George W. and Bettie Weaver Creasey. He lived there until he was nine years of age. He attended his first school at what is known as Corinth Church and the teacher was Billie Holland, father of Miss Kate Holland, assistant cashier of the Sardis Bank. He moved to this county with his parents at the age of nine and setled near Ebenezer Church, called Stone House at that time. Practically all his early education was in a one teacher school. He later attended school at Sardis, when the Hon. Perry Patterson was principal and who is now Prof. of Economics in the Univ. of Texas. He then attended school at Decaturville under Prof. J.W> Wheatt and James Duck. He then began teaching in Decatur County and taught for eight years. His salary was from $35 to $50 per month, five months in the year. He later went into business and has sold merchandise at Cedar Grove and Sardis. He is now managing a farm at sardis for the Equitable Insurance Company of New York. He was elected to the county school board in 1926 and was re-elected in 1934. He is married and is blessed with a good family. One of his daughters, Miss Avis, is a Senior in the Sardis High School and is a star on the basketball team. Houston Creasey has spent and is spending, a lot of time in the service of education in this county and is a man who is well liked by his friends.
Henderson County Schools Personnel of County Board of Education December 1934

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