Death of Reuben GRIGGS
On Friday, August 27, occurred the death of one of our pioneer settlers, Reuben GRIGGS, of Owosso township. He was born in Herkimer county, N.Y., July 18, 1804, and came to Michigan in 1836. At this time but three families were living in Owosso, and he, accompanied by Abraham WILKINSON cut a road through the woods to his farm, three and one half miles west of Owosso, in which neighborhood he has since resided.
Mr. GRIGGS did his part in converting the staunch forest into rich, productive farms, and took active part in making Owosso township what it now is; he was one of the active, energetic business men of the town, and is well known throughout the adjoining counties.
For many years he followed the life of a drover and is well known throughout our neighboring places as an honest dealer and a successful farmer. Of the many old settlers of this township but two are now living. Mr. GRIGGS was 82 years of age and had enjoyed good health until the last few years. He lived a married life of 56 years and now leaves a wife and four children to mourn the loss of a dear husband and a kind father. The funeral services were held at the house, Sunday, Aug. 29. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place.
We shall always remember his kindness and mourn the loss of a highly esteemed neighbor.
[Owosso Weekly Press [Shiawassee Co., MI] Weds. 8 Sep 1886, p1.]http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Kr3pDLWb32UC&dat=1...