Earl Gustavis Griggs

22 February 1878–17 March 1953 (Age 75)
Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Earl Gustavis

When Earl Gustavis Griggs was born on 22 February 1878, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, his father, James Madison Griggs, was 27 and his mother, Martha L. Rounds, was 17. He married Ellen Jane Herlihy Hurley on 22 February 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 17 March 1953, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Earl Gustavis Griggs
Ellen Jane Herlihy Hurley
Marriage: 22 February 1908
Ivan James Griggs
Ernest Leroy Griggs
Myron Hurley Griggs
Henry Gordon Griggs
Edna May Griggs
William Donald Griggs

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 3
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Utah becomes a state
Age 18
After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 20
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Grigg .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Elizabeth “Betsey” Pierson Griggs Odell Biography

By Sharon Griggs Bowen-Stewart Elizabeth “Betsey” Pierson was born 20 November 1815, to John Pierson and Susanna Russell. At the age of 17, Betsey/Elizabeth Pierson married Peter B. Griggs, age 22 …

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  • Earl G Griggs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl G Griggs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl G Griggs, "United States Census, 1920"

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