2017-08-10 / News

100 years later: A look back at WWI in Schoolcraft County

Scott Creighton and Alex Creighton Scott Creighton and Alex Creighton MANISTIQUE – Continuing with the “In Remembrance – World War I” highlights from the Schoolcraft County Historical Society in recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War 1, this week’s article is on Alex Creighton and Scott Creighton.


Alex Creighton was born on Jan. 24, 1894, in Hiawatha Township, the son of John and Elizabeth (Scott) Creighton.

He joined the United States Army and served in World War I. Following his discharge from the army, Creighton returned to Manistique and became part owner of the Peoples Auto and Tractor Company. This corporation was dissolved in 1924 and Alex Creighton took over the Ford Motor Company Agency which he operated for the next 41 years.

He married Violet Kell in Iron Mountain on June 25, 1930, and they had one daughter, Sally Ann.

Mr. Creighton passed away on May 12, 1965, at age 71.


Scott Creighton was born on July 22, 1895, in Hiawatha Township.

Following America’s entry into World War I in April of 1917, he served overseas in France with the 107th Engineers. After the war, he returned to Manistique and in 1924 joined his brother at the Ford Garage.

He married the former Elsa M. Larson in Aug. of 1926, at Jackson, Mich. They had one son, Jack and a daughter Joan.

Scott Creighton passed away on Jan. 13, 1971, at age 75.

Further information is available by contacting organizer historical society member Larry Peterson at schs1860@gmail.com.

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