Lizzie Payne Credle

Lizzie McCauley Payne Credle

March 26, 1875 - October 18, 1976

Mrs. Lizzie Payne Credle was born March 26, 1875 at Mount Pleasant (Gulrock), North Carolina. She was the daughter of Millard Filmore Payne and Adaline Brooks . Mrs. Credle was the second child of 10 children and an adopted brother. As a young girl Mrs. Credle worked on the farm and fishboat with her father. They camped out during fishing season near Stumpy Point. Her home was a gathering place for the young people, where they had "candy-pulling parties" and enjoyed playing the organ and singing.

Mrs. Credle was married to Thomas Martin Credle on May 23, 1894 in the Bethany Church at Mt. Pleasant by Rev. John Bagnell. This couple had nine children. The oldest, Milburn Thomas, died April 12, 1975. Thomas Martin Credle died Oct. 12, 1945. [ In Memory Of states 1944]

Mrs. Credle divided her time with her children, spending most of her time with her son Edward in New York and her daughter, Beatrice Williams, in Swan Quarter. On April 6, 1975, with all the members of her family, Mrs. Credle was honored on the 100th birthday in the Providence United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter. Her grandson, Paul Credle, delivered the sermon and her great-grandchildren were the members of the choir.

(Photo and information from Hyde County History published by the Hyde County Historical Society in 1976.)

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