John Graham McCrorey
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McCrory was born October 11, 1860, and died November 20, 1923. He opened his first store in Scottsdale, PA, around 1882, at the age of 22. 
- "A Kresge-McCrory Reunion". New York Times. April 4, 1987. Retrieved 2011-08-02. "Born John Graham McCrorey, he was so thrifty he legally changed his name, dropping the "e," because he did not want to pay the cost of the extra initial in the gilt letters on his store signs."
- Biographical information, with photos of family mausoleum in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.