D. A. CREED, editor and publisher of the Heyworth Standard, is a resident of Bloomington, and the son of Austin G. and Minerva S. (Shannon) Creed, his mother being the daughter of Capt. Shannon, of Bloomington, now deceased. Austin G. Creed is a contractor and builder, and the parental household included two children only, our subject and his brother Shannon.
The subject of this sketch was born at Berryville, Highland Co., Ohio, Aug. 10, 1853. He resided there with his parents until twelve years of age, and the family then removed to Hillsboro, where he attended school in the winter and worked on a farm during the summer season. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in the spring of 1808, and the following year removed with his parents to Chillicothe, Mo., where he taught school for several months, and then, having a desire to be a printer, entered the office of the Chillicothe Tribune to learn the trade. He served a full apprenticeship, and was afterward made local editor of the Tribune, which position he held until his removal to Bloomington, where he arrived Nov. 25, 1874. He worked at the case in the Leader and other printing-offices in Bloomington until December, 1875, when he formed a partnership with Mr.
F. M. Doxsee, and purchased the outfit of a job office, which they operated until the following June. They then removed to Ford County, and for six months were occupied in the printing of a Democratic campaign paper. After the election they returned to Bloomington, and Mr. Creed, purchasing the interest and stock of his partner, established the Democratic News, which he edited and published until the fall of 1879. He then sold out to Mr. L. L. Burr, who merged the paper into the Bulletin, the present Democratic organ. In 1880 Mr. Creed purchased another printing-office, and has since carried on a job and newspaper business. Mr. Creed was married, Oct. 7, 1879, to Miss Jessie E. Stump, and of this union has been born one child, a daughter, L. H. They occupy a pleasant and attractive home at No. 715 South Water street.
Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 240-1. Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards