|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1837|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1899|
Indian Territory, ) Nirtheni Dist/ Intheni Dist ??
Creek Nation )
I, Geo. W. Nowbray, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say:
That I was personally acquated with Wm. Grimes, late of Cherokee Nation, and perform the services of undertaker at his death and funeral. That the said Wm. Grimes died in Cherokke Nation, on the 7th day of July, 1899, and was buried in the Tulsa cemetery, Creek Nation on the 8th day of July, 1899.
Affiant further states that there is no public record of the death of person kept in said Nation.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 16 day of January, 1900
TRANSCRIBED BY ROBIN C GRIMES NOV 9, 2000 - THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT MARKED
REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
John W. GRIMES, is a native son of Harrison county, the eldest son of William and Alcinda (TUCKER) GRIMES. The mother was born and raised in Rock Island county, Illinois, while the father was a native of Muskingum county, Ohio. In 1860, when quite a young man, William GRIMES decided to try his fortunes in the west, and got as far as Rock Island county, Illinois, where he located and two years later married. Shortly after marriage he enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and had an interesting career during his three years of service. He was connected with the Seventh Army Corps, Western Division, and among other engagements saw active service at Vicksburg and Shiloh. He was detailed as a telegraph messenger and had many interesting experiences in connection with that service. He was mustered out at Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1865, and immediately returned to his home in Illinois and then back to Arkansas where he remained some time in the federal telegraph service. In 1867 he came to this state, locating in Marshall county, where he remained for a year and later, on March 1, 1869, came to Harrison county, moving his family to Logan, where for a time he operated a livery business. After disposing of his livery stable, he operated a drug store for a couple of years and after selling this business to William GIDDINGS, he went to Neola, in Pottawattamie county, where he remained for a couple of years. He then returned to Harrison county and procured a farm in Union township, where he devoted his time to agriculture for a number of years and in 1894 sold out and went to Arkansas. He remained there for a time, later moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his death occurred on July 5, 1899, in his sixty-seventh year. After her husband's death, Mrs. GRIMES returned to Woodbine, where she still makes her home.
To William and Alcinda (TUCKER) GRIMES were born five children, as follow: Emma, who is the wife of M. W. GUTCHER residing at LaCombe, Oregon; the second child in order of birth is the immediate subject of this sketch; the third is Della, who is Mrs. L. J. JOHNSON, of Greencastle, Missouri; Kate, who resides in Woodbine with the mother, and the youngest of the family is Charles R., who is a farmer in Douglas township, this county. William GRIMES had the reputation of being one of the best horsemen in this section of the country, his stables being known as the home of some of the best horses of those days. He owned a stallion named "Cub" which was of the famous Messenger strain and was for a number of years considered the best horse in the county. "Cub" died at the advanced age of thirty-three years.
Source: 1915 History of Harrison County Iowa, pp. 617, 618, 619 - excerpts of J W Grimes biography
Alcinda Tucker Grimes (1842 - 1926)
Emma Grimes Gutcher (1868 - 1954)*
John William Grimes (1870 - 1950)*
Clara Della Grimes Johnson (1875 - 1953)*
Charles Robert Grimes (1881 - 1966)*
Tullahassee Creek Indian Cemetery
Created by: Tami
Record added: Apr 26, 2012
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