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Edward Creighton
Birth: Aug. 31, 1820
Belmont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1874
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Edward Creighton was Nebraska's wealthiest citizen in 1862. Founded Omaha's First National Bank and was it's first president. Through much of the 1860's, he battled with members of The U.S. Congress to establish Omaha as the get the eastern terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad (after his death, Council Bluffs, Iowa was given that designation by the U.S. Supreme Court). When Edward died in 1874, his estate was valued at $1,157,193.05 and a portion of that money was used to establish "Creighton College" which later became Creighton University (the number-one ranked comprehensive university in the Midwest according to U. S. News and World Report's 1999 rankings). 
 
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 Parents:
  James Creighton (____ - 1843)
  Bridget Hughes Creighton (____ - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Lucretia Creighton (1834 - 1876)
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Creighton McShane (1812 - 1891)*
  Henry Creighton (1814 - 1851)*
  Francis H. Creighton (1816 - 1873)*
  James Creighton (1818 - 1866)*
  Edward Creighton (1820 - 1874)
  Joseph Creighton (1825 - 1893)*
  Mary Ann Creighton McCreary (1827 - 1898)*
  Catherine Creighton (1829 - 1847)*
  John Andrew Creighton (1831 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2000
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