|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1861|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1939|
NOTES: Richard Grinnen was the patriarch of the various GRINNEN families in Lawrence County, e.g., all GRINNENs in Lawrence County cemeteries and in Lawrence County today descend from him.
However, at birth Richard GRINNEN was surnamed GATES. He subsequently was adopted by his mother's third husband JAMES GRINNEN, b. in England, who did not arrive in the USA until 5 years after Richard's birth... All of Richard's progeny were and continue to be surnamed GRINNEN...
New Castle News (New Castle, PA), February 1, 1939 (Wednesday), p. 2, cols. 4-5
RICHARD M. GRINNEN
Richard M. Grinnen, aged 78 years, a citizen of Wampum for the past 40 years, died suddenly at his Wampum home this morning at 9 o'clock of a heart attack.
Mr. Cunningham was born in Tyvili (sic.?) Hill, O., on June 10, 1860. He came to Wampum in 1899 from Stoneboro.
Surviving are the following children, Gursham (sic.), Nellie, William, John, Robert, and Mrs. Hazel Leet (sic.) [Leight—transcriber's note] of Wampum. Elmer of Struthers, O., Mrs. Mary Fye of Youngstown, O., and Mrs. Blanche Grace of Allentown, Pa., seventeen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Gold and one brother, Watson (sic.) [Wastle, transcriber's addition] Grinnen, both of St. Benedict, Pa.
His wife Sara Bartle Grinnen died two years ago.
The funeral arrangements will be announced in Thursday's news.
New Castle News (New Castle, PA), February 2, 1939 (Thursday), p. 2, col. 5
FUNERAL OF MR. GRINNEN
Funeral services for Richard M. Grinnen, of Wampum, will take place Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Marshall funeral home, Wampum. Interment will be in Clinton cemetery.
The body will be at the Grinnen residence on Main Street until 11 a. m. Saturday.
Lucy Turner Grinnen (1842 - 1928)
Sarah Bartle Grinnen (1860 - 1936)
Gersham Grinnen (1880 - 1941)*
Robert Grinnen (1885 - 1959)*
John Grinnen (1900 - 1976)*
Created by: ctwardo
Record added: Oct 19, 2009
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