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Cree Hotel


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CREE HOTEL

The Cree House, D.H. Cree Proprietor

And Millinery Establishment of Mrs. L.C. Cree

History of Washington County, Page 262

Published in 1890-91

            A first class house of the Cree Hotel conducted by Mr. D.H. Cree, a native of Newport, born and raised in the town and has conducted the house for the past ten or twelve years.

            (Louisa C.) Mrs. L.C. Cree, his wife and help mate conducts a Millinery Emporium in which capacity she has been in this business for 24 years.  She is a native of this county and learned the cut of millinery in Wheeling, WVa.  And established herself in business 1867, then unmarried.  She afterwards married D.H. Cree, and here we find them today so far in the journey of life.  In her millinery emporium  is carried a fine lot of hats and bonnets trimmed and untrimmed, besides an extensive showing of general millinery goods, such as ribbons, flowers, plumes, feathers, etc., in great variety.  The very latest blocks and designs are received by this house, and appear in the show cases simultaneous with their introduction in our eastern cities.  Louisa Cree Shop on Green [e] Street.

            David Hamilton Cree was born in 1847, died 1919 in Newport, married Louisa G. Heintzellman on March 6, 1871. She was born in 1846, died 1920, in Newport.  Both are buried at Newport Cemetery.  They had one son.  James Alfred, born 1872 and died 1943, married Bertha Alice Hays on March 1, 1899.  She was born on Friday, November 25, 1870, died 1937.  Both are buried at Newport Cemetery.  Bertha was the daughter of Preston and Mary L. Rea Hays.  They had three children.

  1. James Everett Cree
  2. Ruth Alberta-born June 21, 1905-died August 27, 1906
  3. Eugene Hays-born November 6, 1902-died November 11, 1902