Isaac 'Ike' Newton Grist

Isaac 'Ike' Newton Grist

Birth
Yell County, Arkansas, USA
Death 16 Oct 1961 (aged 76)
Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho, USA
Burial Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 71362437 · View Source
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Isaac Newton Grist's parents were William Ivey Grist and Frances Elizabeth Jane [Davis] Grist. They are laid to rest in Moore's Chapel Cemetery near Waveland in Yell County, Arkansas.

Isaac 'Ike' Newton Grist was born May 28, 1885 in Yell County, Arkansas. He married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Jones on January 30, 1913 near Havana in Yell County. Lizzie was born July 11, 1889, also in Yell County.

Their children were Ruth Frances, Ruby Mae, Eupha F., Frank E., and James I. Grist.

For many years, the family lived and farmed in Richland Township about six miles from the small town of Havana in Yell County. Isaac had truck gardens, raised cattle, and operated a mill for making sorghum molasses.

Ike's daughter Ruby [Grist] Inman said her father was always very generous with his produce and if he didn't sell everything he took to town, he would stop along the way back home and distribute whatever he had left over to families in the area who needed the extra food. Everyone liked Isaac and appreciated his generosity.

During the cotton harvest season, families joined in to help their neighbors. Ruby said when it came to picking cotton, her father was the best cotton picker in the area.

In approximately 1950, Ike and Lizzie moved to Twin Falls, Idaho where their daughter Ruby and her husband Lemuel Floyd Inman were living.

Isaac Newton Grist passed away in Twin Falls on October 16, 1961 and is laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. His wife Lizzie followed him soon after on June 25, 1964, and is laid to rest by her husband.


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  • Created by: Diane C. Inman Stearns
  • Added: 14 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71362437
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac 'Ike' Newton Grist (28 May 1885–16 Oct 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71362437, citing Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Diane C. Inman Stearns (contributor 47039581) .