George William Griswold

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George William Griswold

  • Birth Aug 1856 Wauconda, Lake County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 19 Sep 1934 Brewster, Okanogan County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Brewster, Okanogan County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 33674428

George was the son of George Seymour & Freelove (Smith) Griswold.
We do not know where his father was buried at this time.
Those of us who researched this family think George Jr went in search of his father.
He married Samantha Jane Sams 17 Oct 1880 in Umatilla Co., OR. He and Samantha had no children. They divorced and she remarried.
I am still looking for George's father's burial.

obit-I don't have the date or name of this newspaper.

Pioneer Passes On
George Griswold, 78, Dies After Several Months Illness
George Griswold, 78, died at a Wenatchee hospital Wednesday morning after several months illness with cancer of the throat. mr. Griswold has been able to be up and around until last Sunday when he was taken to the hospital. He became weaker and was unable to rally and passed away Wednesday morning.

Mr. Griswold was born in Illinois and came to this section 40 years ago. He first drove a stage from Ellensburg to Waterville when Wenatchee was only an unimportant stopping place. This was in 1889 and he worked there until the railroad come to Wenatchee. He drove the horse stage from Coulee City to the mining town of Ruby for several years, about 1892 to 1896.
Mr. Griswold homesteaded on Dyer Hill for several years but commenced to drive stage when E.R. Tyler had the stage run from Coulee City to Brewster. He drove for Tyler for eight years until 1912.

After he finished driving stage he moved to a five acre tract about one mile west of Brewster where he has resided until his death.
Mr. Griswold is a member of the local Odd Fellows lodge and various branches of the order.
Funeral services will be held at the log Church here at 2 o'clock this afternoon and will be in charge of the local Odd Fellows, with Rev. Pendleton officiating. Burial will be in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
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This pertains to his father George Seymour Griswold:
George Seymore GRISWOLD, age 72, wrote his will January 1885. Named his wife, Freelove M.; 2 daughters, Lucy TURNER and Mary A. HARRIS, of Wauconda, IL; and son, George, location not given.

George S. left $1 to each of these and the rest was given to his friend and benefactor Henry CROW and his wife Matilda after his debts including his "proportion" of the indebtedness of the firm Crow and Griswold. Thence followed a lawsuit by the Griswold family.
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  • Created by: priscilla ross-fox
  • Added: 8 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33674428
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George William Griswold (Aug 1856–19 Sep 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33674428, citing Locust Grove Cemetery, Brewster, Okanogan County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by priscilla ross-fox (contributor 46605584) .