Earl Gustavis Griggs

Male22 February 1878–17 March 1953

Brief Life History 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, 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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Family Time Line

Earl Gustavis Griggs
1878–1953
Ellen Jane Herlihy Hurley
1876–1960
Marriage: 22 February 1908
Ivan James Griggs
1908–1985
Ernest Leroy Griggs
1908–1987
Myron Hurley Griggs
1913–1981
Henry Gordon Griggs
1916–1920
Edna May Griggs
1917–2001
S One William Donald Griggs
1919–1976

Sources (25)

  • Earl G Griggs, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Earl Gustavis Griggs - Individual or family possessions: birth: 22 February 1878; Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States
  • Earl G. Griggs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1908Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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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 (southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Grig, a pet form of Gregory (compare Gregg ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    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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