Edward W. Creecy
Midshipman, United States Navy
Creecy, whose family came from Louisiana, was appointed to the Naval Academy
by President Lincoln in 1863. He presented a letter of recommendation
that had been signed by Jefferson Davis. Mr. Lincoln smiled and said
the Navy needed more men from that part of the country.
NOTE: Mr. Creecy's son, Richard
B. Creecy, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps, killed his
wife with a hatchet in 1930 in a Washington, D.C. hotel. He then
committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a revolver.
The Colonel is buried nearby in Arlington National Cemetery.
MIDSHIPMAN US NAVY SA
DATE OF DEATH: 02/26/1932
BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 8010
CREECY, IGNATIS N WID OF CREECY, EDWARD W