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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p291
2704

(Born Mo.)

Heber M. Creel1

(Ap'd Mo.)

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Born Lafayette County, MO.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Additional Second Lieut., 8th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 27,

(Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Sep. 30, 1877)

1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Dec. 27, 1877, to Jan. 1, 1878, — Ft. Rice, Dak., Jan. 2 to June 25, 1878, — Scouting, to Aug. 23, 1878, — Escorting Indian Prisoners to the Indian Territory, Sep. 3 to Oct., 1878, — on duty with Cheyenne Indians, with a view to learning and writing a complete grammar and dictionary of their language, Oct. to Dec., 1878, — and at Ft. Reno, I. T., Dec. 9, 1878, being with Cheyenne Indians engaged in preparing a Dictionary of their Language, to Dec. 30, 1879; on leave of absence, to Feb. 28, 1880; and on frontier duty at Ft. Totten, Dak., to May 8, 1881, — Ft. Buford, Dak., to July 2, 1881, — Ft. Totten, Dak., to June 1, 1882, — and constructing Telegraph Lines, to July 8,º 1882.

Resigned, July 1,º 1882.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p291
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Real estate, stock, and farming, Devil's Lake, N. D. — Chairman, Board County Commissioners, Ramsey County, N. D., 1886. — Founder of City of Devil's Lake, N. D. — Register of Deeds, 1888 to 1897. — State Senator, 1897 to 1901; President of State Military Board; National Committeeman, Silver Republican Party, for North Dakota; chairman Republican Central Committee, Ramsey County, N. D.; member State Central and Executive Committees, Republican Party, 1894 to 1896; nominated for Congress by Populists and Democrats of North Dakota, 1898. — Colonel, Inspector, and Judge Advocate General, North Dakota National Guard, 1890 to ––––

Vol. V
p267
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Real estate, stock and farming, Devil's Lake, N. D.; Colonel, Inspector and Judge Advocate General, North Dakota National Guard, 1890 to June 29, 1905; appointed Adjutant-General, North Dakota,  p268 June 29, 1905; retired on his own request, Jan. 7, 1907, with the rank of Major-General; appointed Special Agent, U. S. Department of Agriculture VL. District U. S., July 10, 1903, still filling this position. — Address, Devil's Lake, N. D.

Vol. VI
p244
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Heber Mansfield Creel, Born Nov. 30, 1855.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Sept. 30, 1877.

Resigned, July 1, 1882.

Inspector and Judge Advocate General with Rank of Colonel,
North Dakota National Guard, April 2, 1891.

Brigadier-General, Adjutant General, North Dakota, June 29, 1905.

Major-General, National Guard, North Dakota, Retired,
Jan. 7, 1907, at His Own Request.

Civil History. — Engaged in estate business, stock-raising, and farming at Devil's Lake, North Dakota, which town he located in 1882; Chairman of Board of County Commissioners, Ramsey Co., N. D., 1885‑1886; Register of Deeds, 1889‑1895; member of State Senate, 1896‑1900; Congressional Nominee on Fusion ticket, 1898; Special Agent, U. S. Department of Agriculture, since 1903; author of dictionary and grammar of Cheyenne language and of work on Indian sign language.

Vol. VII
p146
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, 7th Cavalry, Sept. 30, 1877.

Resigned, July 1, 1882.

Inspector and Judge Advocate General with Rank of Colonel,
North Dakota National Guard, Apr. 2, 1891.

Brigadier-General, Adjutant-General, North Dakota, June 29, 1905.

Major-General, National Guard, North Dakota, Retired,
Jan. 7, 1907, at His Own Request.

Civil History: — Engaged in Real Estate business, stock-raising, and farming at Devil's Lake, North Dakota, which town he located in 1882; Chairman of Board of County Commissioners, Ramsey Co., N. D., 1885‑1886; Register of Deeds, 1889‑1895; member of State Senate, 1896‑1900; Congressional Nominee on Fusion ticket, 1898; Special Agent, U. S. Department of Agriculture, since 1903; author of dictionary and grammar of Cheyenne Language and of work on Indian sign language; first postmaster, Devils Lake, N. D.; U. S. Inspector Interior Dept., 1921 to May, 1923, when he resigned to attend to important private business.

Address: Devils Lake, N. D.

Vol. VIII
p54
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

2d Lt., 7th Cav., Sept. 30, 1877.

Resigned, July 1, 1882.

Died, Sept. 18, 1932, at San Diego, Calif.: Aged 81.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.º

Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Creel's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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