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Dr. Howard Everett Van Griner



Dr. Howard Everett Van Griner
August 1, 1900 New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
October 31, 1969 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Buried San Fernando No. 2 Catholic Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Son of Charles Henry Griner (1878 - 1923) and Mary Hannah Jones Griner (1880 - 1961)

1910 Census - West Virginia - Harrison County - Clarksburg City
Charles H. Griner, head, age 35, married once for 10 years, b NJ
Mary H. Griner, wife, age 29, married once for 10 years, b England
Howard E. Griner, son, age 9, b PA
Leslie J. Griner, son, age 5, b PA
John Griner, father, age 62, married once for 40 years, b NJ
Kizzie Griner, mother, age 58, married once for 40 years, b NJ

1918 Draft Registration
Medium height, Medium build, blue eyes, brown? hair

1920 Census - Ohio - Mahoning County - Youngstown
Charles H. Greiner, head, age 46, b NJ, peanut salesman
Mary Greiner, wife, age 36, naturalized 1900, b England
Howard E. Greiner, son, age 18, b PA, commercial art student
Leslie Greiner, son, age 14, b PA
Grace Greiner, daughter, age 8, b WV
Jane M. Greiner, daughter, age 1/12, b OH
Keziah Greiner, mother, age 68, b NJ
John Greiner, father, age 72, b NJ

Married Esta E. Eichelberger Griner (b c 1906) on July 3, 1925 in Clark County, Ohio

1930 Census - Texas - Bexar - San Antonio - Myrtle Street
H. E. Griner, head, age 29, married at age 25, b PA
Esta Griner, wife, age 24, married at age 18, b OH

Married April 20, 1935 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas to Ann Zepeda (March 22 1912 Bexar County, TX - June 15, 2007 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas) 
Daughter of Modesto Trevino Zepeda (1892 - 1981) and Juanita Schilling Zepeda (September 30, 1892 - August 22, 1971)

1940 Census - Texas - Matagorda County - Bay City
Dr. Howard Van Griner, age 40, b PA, living in Matagorda County on April 1, 1935, Chiropractic Doctor
Anne Van Griner, age 28, b TX
Rita Marie Van Griner, age 3, b TX

Photo at right, Dr. Howard Van Griner and Ann Zepeda Van Griner courtesy of Rita Recker.


Brownsville Herald, January 8 1941

At left, Palacios Beacon, October 19, 1939

Chiropractic Offices Give Health Services

The Chiropractic offices of Dr. H. E. Van Griner, Bay City, Texas, is outstanding for a small city. He has one of the best equipped offices in the state, offering the people of Matagorda County an exceptional drugless health service, specializing in difficult cases. Dr. Van Griner has been in Bay City for the past five years. Prior to coming to Bay City he was located for two years in Brawley, California. He has been Assistant Research Director of the Texas Chiropractic College before having ten years of active practice. He has assisted in developing the advance techniques of the profession, in a developer of plastic restorations from a drugless nonmedical standpoint and plaster reproduction technique of abnormalities, curvatures of the spinal column. His office is equipped with cushion-air adjusting tables, modern X-Ray laboratory, scientific Micro Analysis Dynamometer, a precision instrument which makes a direct instantaneous and visual measurement through a beam of light on a clinical measured scale of basic phenomena or electro chemical balance. Thus for an example a Chiropractor can quickly locate the spinal segments which are hyperexcited, and thus pick more accurately the majors at each treatment and attain better clinical results.

Dr. Van Griner is a member of the Texas State Chiropractic Association and the National Chiropractic Association.

Palacios Beacon, October 19, 1939, A-2

Dr. H. E. Van Griner

Requiem Mass will be offered at 10 a. m. Saturday at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church for Dr. Howard E. Van Griner, 439 Taft Ave. Burial will be in San Fernando No. 2 Catholic Cemetery.

Griner, a resident of San Antonio for 35 years, is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters, two sisters, and a brother.

San Antonio Express and News, November 1, 1969

Ann Zepeda Van Griner

Ann Zepeda Van Griner passed away Friday, June 15, 2007 at the  age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Doc Van Griner, and her parents Modesto and Juanita Zepeda all of San Antonio. She is survived by a sister and brother, daughters: Rita Recker and husband Bill, Anita Diebel and husband Bud and son Les Van Griner and wife Sylvia. Grandchildren, Stephanie Arch (Mike), Rani Janelle Sill, Dean Diebel (Michelle), Todd Diebel and Douglas Van Griner. Great-grandchildren Chelsea and Matthew Arch, Kaitlin, Shelby and Anne Sill and Dylan Diebel. Ann was a creative woman who loved gardening, quilting, ceramics and crafts. She loved the Spurs and never missed watching a game. She worked for the war dept. during WWII, and retired from the San Antonio Housing Authority. Visitation, 5 pm Sunday, followed by Rosary (6 pm) at Mission Park North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive. Funeral mass is pending at St. Gregory's Catholic Church.

San Antonio Express-News on June 17, 2007