Ten Pound Baby 🍼
Have you ever discovered articles about your family in the old newspapers?
I’ve been thrilled to find as many as I have for our family.
Here’s an interesting clipping about my uncle who was born in St. Thomas in 1948.
The headlines read,
A Robust Baby
“A robust, ten-pound baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Creque last night.
Both parent and infant are doing fine.”
This “robust baby boy” has grown up and has children and grandchildren of his own now.
His father operated the Creque Marine Railway on Hassel Island, Community Motors on St. Thomas and was a Virgin Islands’ Senator during the 1950s.
His mother, Samari Creque, was an incredible seamstress and made all the Carnival costumes for the majorettes in their first parade debut under Mrs. Evy Francois.
For family historians, these kinds of clippings are such exciting finds!
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