Mrs. Griggs Dies; Leaves 65 Survivors
Mary Mary Elizabeth Griggs who is survived by sixty three direct
descendants and two sisters, died Tuesday morning at her home 5603 Tremont. She
would have been 90 June 17. She had lived in Dallas about fifty years.
Mrs. Griggs was born in Missouri and at 4 was brought to Texas by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Felker. They settled at Plano, Collin County and she had
lived at Plano and Dallas since. She attended the old Bethel School for Girls at
McKinney and was married in 1870 to Elisha Griggs
at Plano. He died ten years ago. He was a Confederate soldier, a planter and a
Mrs. Griggs was a Baptist and still held her membership in the Liberty Baptist
Church north of Dallas, which her parents built, having provided the money and
helped to organize it, relatives said.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. W. H. Butler, Mrs. C. J. Love, Mrs. G. H.
Jackson and Mrs. Charles R. Simon, all of Dallas; Mrs. W. C. Larkin, Oklahoma
City; Mrs. J. L. Jackson, Wichita Falls; Mrs. R. L. Ritchie, Fort Worth; a son
Fielding B. Griggs, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. O. H. Dodson, Chillicothe, and MRs.
Dan Dudley, Lewisville; twenty grandchildren including two overseas; thirty-one
great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sparkman-Brand Funeral Chapel, 2115
Ross, with the Rev. Earl Anderson of the Munger Place Baptist Church
officiating. Burial will be in
Cemetery Hill, the family burying ground north of Dallas. Pallbearers will
be Coyt Butler, J. L. Jackson, Griggs Butler, R. Fee Ritchie, Royal Larkin and
John William Larkin.
The Dallas Morning News - May 23, 1945
Submitted by Edward Lynn