Reuben Creel, Greensburg native, appointed by Lincoln as consul from U.S. to Chihuahua, Mexico, 1863. Served until 1866. His son Enrique C., in turn, served as ambassador from Mexico to U.S., 1907-09. Reuben went to Mexico with Gen. Ward, Greensburg native, serving as his interpreter during Mexican War. Remained after war. Early home stands here.
Enrique Creel born Mexico, 1854. Wealthy banker. Member Mexican National Congress, 1898-1904. Was ambassador to U.S., 1907-09. Gov. of Chihuahua. Served as official interpreter at meeting of Pres. Taft and Mexican Pres. Diaz in 1912. Minister of Foreign Affair until Revolution of 1913, when his property was confiscated. Fled to U.S. Died in Mexico, 1931.