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CREIGHTON~POORE HOME PAGE

Updated March 5, 2012

Susan Creighton-Curtiss
js.curt@verizon.net

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THIS AND OTHER FAMILY TREE MAKER WEBSITES ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO UPLOAD OUR GENEALOGY REPORTS TO OUR HOMEPAGES. I AM DISTRESSED ABOUT THIS. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE PROBLEM MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO BE RESOLVED. AS A RESULT, THE REPORTS FOR CREIGHTON AND POORE ARE NOT POSTED HERE. I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO UPLOAD REPORTS AGAIN; IN THE MEANTIME, I HAVE UPLOADED A GEDCOM FOR EACH FAMILY FOR NOW.

THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES HARRIS CREIGHTON (NOVEMBER 28, 1946 - JUNE 10, 2005), the son of John Leonard and Sylvia Susan (Poore) Creighton. He passed away from complications following a catastrophic coronary on Friday, June 10.

He was the inspiration and driving force behind this site and was responsible for the majority of the content and contacts seen here. The works contained on these pages were largely compiled by him. In 1999 we both got computers. We began with a one page list of our Poore and Creighton ancestors from our mother. We decided to try to expand our data and launched into the past to explore our roots. What a wonderful journey it came to be. I have never enjoyed anything as much as the years in which we toiled over lists, wars and early history and family stories learned at the knee of our mother, Sylvia. He took all of this and wove it into the stories found in Northwind Southwind, Eastwind Westwind and People of the Rocky Homeland.

While I compiled and stored data for our ancestor files, he was always the historian and keeper of facts. I was asleep in History and Geography class in high school. He, likewise, was asleep in english and math class which made us, when combined, one whole fully functional writing machine. We completed each other beautifully. I loved reading his works even though they were largely historical in nature. I would read, edit and return his chapters to him via email, thus creating both paternal and maternal histories. It was a labor of love for both of us. The writing seemed to flow from him like water from a fire hose. We grew as close again as we had been in the first 18 years of our lives growing up in NH, perhaps even closer.

We thought, by being the two youngest in our family, that we would grow old together now that we had found each other again, but his time came too soon. He was a quiet, gentle genius who thought of himself as quite average. He continued to create in so many areas of his life until his untimely passing.

His intention was to complete Eastwind Westwind, The Legacy of John Poore and People of the Rocky Homeland, The History of Creighton, Crichton and Creyghton and offer them to the public on CD. He nearly reached his goal. I have been working since then to complete the compilation of his finished text, and to add his drawings and illustrations he left behind for both books.

I have uploaded an abridged version of each of his books here. Unfortunately only HTML files are uploadable so no photos will show... Please see the excerpted web file of EWWW and PRH in Related Files below to get the flavor of Jim's writing.


He was a man among men and everyone who knew him was proud to call him "friend".
In Loving Memory,
Sister Susan

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Family Photos

  • Mother and Daughter/Sylvia Susan and Susan Lorena (22 KB)
    Sylvia Susan Poore Creighton & Susan Creighton Curtiss taken in Lynn, MA in 1996. Sylvia was born in 1907 & Susan in 1949.
  • Lester Daniel Poore, born May 24, 1915 (18 KB)
    Lester Daniel was one of three sons of Ira Herbert Adams Poore, and the only one to live to maturity and have children, but no sons. Our line died with him on March 26, 2000 in St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Ada Lorena French Creighton & Harris E. Creighton (57 KB)
    This is a Wedding Photo of Harris Edgar Creighton; born, February 03, 1867 in Sussex, N.B., Canada and Ada Lorena French Creighton; born,June 23, 1881 in Tryon, P.E.I., Canada. They were married in Malden, MA in 1898. Photo supplied by their grandson, Douglas E. Colclough, Center Harbor, NH.
  • POORE COAT OF ARMS (41 KB)
    Coat of Arms, as painted by James Harris Creighton, son of Sylvia Susan Poore.
  • John Leonard Creighton Circa 1920s (30 KB)
    John Leonard Creighton was born on June 29, 1901 in Tryon, P.E.I., Canada. This photo was taken in the early 1920s. It bears his actual signature. This was later used to make his formal portrait. Photo supplied by Douglas E. Colclough, Center Harbor, NH.
  • POORE CREST. (32 KB)
    The Poore Crest, as painted by James Harris Creighton, son of Sylvia Susan Poore.
  • Creighton Coat of Arms (81 KB)
    The Creighton Coat of Arms with Full Accomplishment as painted by James Harris Creighton, Phoenix, AZ (son of John Leonard Creighton). See also a full description in "Notations Page" below under Related Files.
  • CREIGHTON~POORE Family Tree. (339 KB)
    The Creighton/Poore Family tree as drawn by James Harris Creighton, Son of John Leonard and Sylvia Susan (Poore) Creighton.
  • Creighton Crest (25 KB)
    The Family Crest as painted by James Harris Creighton, Phoenix, AZ.
  • "The John Poore House" by James H. Creighton (209 KB)
    John Poore, b. 1615, built this house at Newbury Neck, Newbury, MA in 1642. His son, John, Jr. and several succeeding generations lived here, put additions onto the house and raised their families. It was full of Poores until 1890 when it was torn down and another house put up on the same site.
  • Ada French Creighton & Ernest Albert Creighton (27 KB)
    This is Ada Lorena French Creighton with her son, Ernest Albert Creighton in Military Dress.
  • James H. Creighton,November 28, 1946-June 11, 2005 (35 KB)
    Remembering Jim the brother, son, father, husband, writer, artist and inspiration for so many throughout the world. May his works live on.
  • Angie Elizabeth & Sylvia Susan Poore (140 KB)
    Sisters, Angie and Sylvia Poore taken on family farm in Candia, NH Bet. 1915 & 1919
  • Infant Angie Elizabeth Poore, 1896 (42 KB)
    A young Angie E. Poore being held by her Aunt Vinnie Hussey.
 

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