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Andrew Young Greer
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1861
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1951
San Diego County
California, USA

Transcribed from the Daily Times-Advocate, Escondido, Calif., Thursday, March 1, 1951:
Andrew Young Greer, 89, an Escondido resident for 26 years and a member of Arizona's first agricultural and horticultural commission, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at his home, 410 West Seventeenth avenue.

Born Oct 20, 1861, in Tennessee, he lived for many years in Arizona, where he was active in work of the farm bureau. He homesteaded 160 acres in Yuma valley in 1899. From 1916 to 1925, he was a director of the First National Bank of Arizona.

Mr. Greer was a member of the First Methodist Church. He was a frequent contributor to the Magazine and Picture page of The Times-Advocate, writing articles on his early-day experiences.

Survivors include his widow, Anna; a daughter, Mrs. Dora M. Allen of Escondido; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Greer of Belle Glade, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Rena Hankins of Belle Glade and Mrs. Effie Whitehead of Meade, Kan.

Funeral services will be held at 10 p.m. Saturday from the chapel of the Carl G. Palm mortuary here. Rev. Clell C. Gray, pastor of the First Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Memorial park.

Daily Times-Advociate, Saturday, March 3, 1951:
Funeral services for Andrew Y. Greer were held Saturday morning from the chapel of the Carl G. Palm mortuary. Rev. Clell C. Gray, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. He was assisted by Rev. John Barnhart.

Russell Avery sang two solos, "Abide With Me" and "We may Not Climb the Heavenly Steps." He was accompanied at the organ by Helen Thatcher Stoddard.

Members of Mr. Greer's Sunday school class of the local Methodist church served as pall-bearers. Burial was in Oak Hill Memorial park.
Andrew Y. Greer was the son of Andrew Vance & Catharine (Gregory) Greer (see Dice Cemetery, Newton Co., MO.). He married Anna Elizabeth Grose in 1891 in Excondido. 
Family links: 
  Andrew Vance Greer (1823 - 1903)
  Catharine Gregory Greer (1828 - 1906)
  Anna Elizabeth Grose Greer (1870 - 1960)*
  Lela Olive Greer Shields (____ - 1900)*
  Elizabeth Jane Greer Oliver Shannon (1848 - 1931)*
  Rachel Greer Long (1851 - 1943)*
  Susan Greer Adams (1853 - 1936)*
  James R. Greer (1853 - 1884)*
  Andrew Young Greer (1861 - 1951)
  Noah Houston Greer (1864 - 1940)*
  William David Greer (1866 - 1921)*
  Lorena Catherine Greer Hankins (1871 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Diego County
California, USA
Created by: PattyMac
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15081068
Andrew Young Greer
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