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.
Alberta-born June 21, 1905-died August 27, 1906
Hays-born November 6, 1902-died November 11, 1902