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This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  


Source:  History of Ohio, The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925 Volume IV, page 195:

W.D. McCREARY is a Youngstown business man whose experience has been largely in technical fields and for several years he has handled electrical accessories and represented the Prest-O-Lite Company, acytelene gas and storage batteries. He was born in Chicago, May 29, 1884, son of Jonas E. and Louisa (Wiseman) McCreary, his father a native of Beaver, Pennsylvania, and his mother of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jonas McCreary was master mechanic for the Western Stone Company of Chicago, and his widow now lives at Early Road, near Youngstown. W.D. McCreary finished the work of the grammar schools in Chicago in 1900, and after a year and a half in high school took up salesmanship as a traveling man. He also studied draughting and engineering, and in 1904 came to Youngstown, where he was employed as an engineer and draughtsman with the P. & O. Electric Company. He also did work as a general salesman for the General Fireproofing Company, and since 1918 has been distributor for the Prest-O-Lite Company, with salesroom and office at the corner of Commerce and Holmes streets. Mr. McCreary married in 1921 Miss Hallie Brush, who was born in Buffalo, New York, but a resident of Youngstown, Ohio. He is a republican, a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner, a member of Al Koran Temple, Cleveland, Ohio, and a member of Youngstown Lodge, No. 55, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Rotary Club.