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Viola Nettie Standley Griggs
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1889
Fort Bragg
Mendocino County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1988
Sonoma County
California, USA

Daughter of Burnett Standley & Adella (Garrison) Standley.

Married Justin Stephen Griggs on September 24, 1905. She and Justin had 8 children; Ora Viola, Alvin Burnett, Wesley Justin, Harvey Wallace, Esther Ruth, Wilma Gladys, Florence May & Daniel Raymond.

Justin died in 1968, and in 1976 Viola married a second time to Lonzy Louis Hughes.


#1 Although at the time of death her last name was legally Hughes, she was buried with her first husband, and her marker gives her name as Viola N. Griggs. Cemetery records appear to list her name as Viola N. (Hughes) Griggs.

#2 While the marker on her grave spells her first name as "Viola," (the way it appears on most documents, and the way she seems to have written it most of her life), her birth and marriage records give the spelling as "Violia." In this case I chose to go with what was on the stone, since that was the way her name was most commonly spelled in daily life. 
Family links: 
  Burnett Standley (1858 - 1947)
  Adella May Garrison Standley (1871 - 1964)
  Lonzy Louis Hughes (1912 - 1998)
  Justin Stephen Griggs (1881 - 1968)*
  Ora Viola Griggs Hansen (1906 - 1998)*
  Alvin Burnett Griggs (1908 - 1994)*
  Wesley Justin Griggs (1910 - 2003)*
  Harvey Wallace Griggs (1913 - 1926)*
  Esther Ruth Griggs (1920 - 1938)*
  Florence May Griggs Slyker (1928 - 2011)*
  Daniel Raymond Griggs (1930 - 2008)*
  Lillian Ann Standley Stevenson (1885 - 1945)**
  Viola Nettie Standley Griggs (1889 - 1988)
  Blanche Standley Griggs (1891 - 1918)*
  Earl Burnett Standley (1894 - 1997)*
  Sadie R Standley Forester (1897 - 1977)*
  Esther Ramey Standley Hallberg (1899 - 1997)*
  Lester Ramey Standley (1902 - 1956)*
  Virginia E Standley Spannuth (1905 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: My Great-Grandmother
Santa Rosa Memorial Park
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County
California, USA
Plot: Golden Corridor Tier 1, Crypt 88
Created by: Devil Kitty Designs
Record added: Apr 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51527377
Viola Nettie <i>Standley</i> Griggs
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Viola Nettie <i>Standley</i> Griggs
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Viola Nettie <i>Standley</i> Griggs
Added by: Devil Kitty Designs
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Happy Birthday Grandma. Sorry I am a day late. Miss and love you so much. Mary
- Devil Kitty Designs
 Added: Aug. 26, 2012

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