Thomas S Grigsby

Male 1877 - 1916  (38 years)


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  • Name Thomas S Grigsby 
    Born 2 Oct 1877  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Apr 1916  Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 11 May 1916  Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • DEATH REVEALS A LONG LOST SON

      Abilene, Kas., May 11-In Bonham, Texas, there is a mother sad but glad; sad an dsorrowing [sic] becauce of the death of a son, glad and expectant to think that she is to once again, after eight years to catch a glimpse of his countenance, even though he lies a corpse. T. S. Grisby {sic] left his home at Bonham ten years ago after some gun play where another young man was pumped with lead from an automatic, in trouble arising over a girl. He was indirectly connected with this and was arrested but cleared. His parents were prosperous and highly respected in the community, and he did not wish to shame them and himself.

      He came back after a few months and in a few day suddenly disappeared. His mother did not even hear from him. Then came the message Sunday that a young man known as T. S. Grigsby had died at Manchester and the description fitted that of her long lost and wandering son. Telegrams were exchanged with H. K. Eichlotz and the identity fixed.

      Then came Howard Sawyer from Bonham to Abilene to take the body home and he related last night this story. Booze had landed its ?K. O.? as Mr. Sawyer said the young man, 37 years old at the time of his death, could command good wages as the best dry goods salesman in Bonham, Texas. Mr. Sawyer left for Bonham this morning on the Santa Fe. and will arrive there at 8:45 a. m. tomorrow. Grisby died twelve days ago of convulsions at Manchester.

      The Salina Daily Union, Salina, Kansas, Thursday, May 11, 1916, Page 7, columns 1 & 2
      The month of April is printed on the newspaper and it is crossed out and May is written above it.
    Person ID I2200  Root Tree
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2017 

    Father Thomas A Grigsby,   b. @1847, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Virginia N Clendenen,   b. 1849, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1871  Fannin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1916 Bonham Daily Favorite, Thursday, May 11, 1916, Obituary
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
Thomas S Grigsby
    1916 Bonham Daily Favorite, Thursday, May 11, 1916, Obituary Bonham, Fannin County, Texas Thomas S Grigsby

    Headstones
    Thomas S Grigsby
    Thomas S Grigsby

    Census
    1880 Census
Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas
Thomas A Grigsby
    1880 Census Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas Thomas A Grigsby