Grand Forks County
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1946|
According to his Washington State death record, James was the son of Alexander Griggs and Ettie Ione Strong. His wife was named Claudine.
He was born at Grand Forks in Dakota Territory. Like his father he had been a steamboat captain on the Columbia River.
Obit: Seattle Times, March 18, 1946, p-18:
"Funeral Rites Scheduled For Capt. Griggs
Funeral services for Capt. James J. Griggs, 68 years old, 1551 16th Ave. N., a retired master mariner, who died Saturady, will be held at 1 o'clock Wednesday at the Bonney-Watson chapel.
Born in North Dakota, Captain Griggs lived in Seattle about 30 years. He and his three brothers, all master mariners, in 1892 established the first steamboat line on the Columbia River running from Wenatchee to Brewster. He sailed the Columbia until 1915 when river boats generally gave way to the railroad.
Captain Griggs was a member of the F. & A. M. and the Shrine in Wenatchee.
Surviving besides his widow, Claudine, are a son, Gerome Griggs; two brothers, Bruce A. and C. C. Griggs of Seattle, and a sister, Mrs. J. A. Scamon of Wenatchee."
Alexander D. Griggs (1838 - 1903)
Ettie Ione Strong Griggs (1848 - 1925)
Lois Amber Griggs Pringle (1866 - 1923)*
Ansel Strong Griggs (1870 - 1937)*
Esther Griggs Scaman (1873 - 1950)*
Bruce Alexander Griggs (1874 - 1961)*
Clifford Cecil Griggs (1878 - 1953)*
James Jerome Griggs (1878 - 1946)
Wenatchee City Cemetery
Created by: Mark Vernon
Record added: Oct 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43363888