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John W. Gregg 1856-1929

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Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 10/27/2022 at 16:09:50

John W. Gregg
(November 8, 1856 March 2, 1929)

Rockwell City Advocate and Calhoun County Republican, Thurs., March 10, 1949, p.1
Funeral Services Friday For John W. Gregg, 93
Funeral services for John W. Gregg, longtime resident of Rockwell City, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the McIntyre funeral home here. Mr. Gregg died early last Wednesday morning. He had been in failing health for some time, but was confined to his bed only a few days. The Rev. H. E. Whyte, Methodist pastor, officiated at the services. Burial was in Lake Creek Cemetery. Mr. Gregg, son of Tilman and Melissa Gregg, was born in Marion County, Nov. 8, 1855. At the age of 13, he came with his parents to Calhoun County and settled on a farm in Lake Creek Township. This was virgin territory at that time, Mr. Gregg and his parents, who came in ox-drawn wagons, were about the only settlers between Lake City and Pomeroy. Mr. Gregg was married to Margaret Jane Simpson, March 16, 1866, and the couple continued farming in the Lake Creek vicinity. In 1916 they retired to Rockwell City. Mrs. Gregg died in 1934. Mr. Gregg made his home in recent years with his children. He united with the Church of Christ in Lake City when a young man, but attended the Methodist Church after moving here. Mr. Gregg is survived by three daughters, Mrs. T. L. Mapel and Mrs. John Potts, both of Rockwell City, and Mrs. Carl Wester of Nezperce, Idaho; two sons, Curtis Robert of Lake City and Paul of Rockwell City; one sister, Mrs. Charles Garrett of Sac City; and two brothers, James Gregg of Lohrville and Stephen Gregg of Portland, Ore. Fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.


 

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