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Ettie Ione Strong Griggs
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Birth: 1848
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1925

Ettie was the daughter of Lucius Strong and Sophia R. Shepard.

She was married to Capt. Alexander Griggs.

Obit: Wenatchee Daily World, Jan. 15, 1925, p-12
(Thanks to Leslie Larsen)


Captain Alexander Griggs.
With the passing of Mrs. Ettie Ione Griggs of Wenatchee, there closes a pioneer life of more than usual interest. A pioneer in three states, Mrs. Griggs witnessed at first hand, the development and decline of an industry in North Central Washington, which in spite of it's decline, is a significant part of the history of Wenatchee, namely, the old steamboat business on the Columbia river which in the early days before the railroad took it's place, was an important factor in the shipping of apples, wheat, ore, cattle and other commodities to Wenatchee, from the Big Bend and upper country.

Moved to Brewster
Captain and Mrs. Alexander Griggs, with their children, came west in 1892 and settled in what was then called Virginia City. later the whole townsite was moved and the town renamed Brewster. At this time Captain Griggs became the first man to operate a steamboat on the Columbia river, a business which lasted until the railroad took it's place a number of years later. In 1900 the family moved to Wenatchee, where they have lived ever since. Captain Griggs passed away in 1903.

Born in 1848
Mrs. Griggs was born in 1848 near New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Strong, a pioneer Connecticut family. Mr. Strong was a scout in the Indian War, and the earlier ancestors of the family were among the little band of settlers who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620. When Mrs. Griggs was but seven, the family moved to Henderson, Minn., where they were living when she met and married Captain Griggs... 
Family links: 
  Alexander D. Griggs (1838 - 1903)
  Lois Amber Griggs Pringle (1866 - 1923)*
  Ansel Strong Griggs (1870 - 1937)*
  Esther Griggs Scaman (1873 - 1950)*
  Bruce Alexander Griggs (1874 - 1964)*
  James Jerome Griggs (1878 - 1946)*
  Clifford Cecil Griggs (1879 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Wenatchee City Cemetery
Chelan County
Washington, USA
Created by: Mark Vernon
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40417826
Ettie Ione <i>Strong</i> Griggs
Added by: Mark Vernon
Ettie Ione <i>Strong</i> Griggs
Added by: Mark Vernon
Ettie Ione <i>Strong</i> Griggs
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