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Hugh Scott Greig 1867-1929


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/26/2013 at 20:12:35

Death Claims Business Man And Other Well Known People
H.S. Greig, one of Estherville’s long time prosperous and influential business men, passed away at this home on Main Street on last Sunday [December 29, 1929] afternoon about two-thirty.

Mr. Greig has been ill for sometime past and it has for the past month been only a question of days when the time came for him to pass away. He had been advised by some of the finest medical men in the land that there was no hopes of his recovery. He had been so certain of the final outcome, that along in August he wrote a letter and placed it in his safe for the family to read after his death. As soon as the end came the letter as opened and it was found he desired his body be cremated. It was also his desire that there be no services and that there be no flowers.

Early on Monday morning the remains, accompanied by the family, including his brother and his family from Minneapolis, and four business friends from this city, motored to Minneapolis to follow to the letter his wishes. The remains were cremated in that city and that evening all returned to this city.

Mr. Greig was a competent self-made business man. He was a man of great ability along business lines. There was probably no man in Estherville who was a greatly understood as Mr. Greig. To those who did not know him he was reserved and cold. To those who knew him as he was underneath that cold reserve, he was kind hearted and with a kindly feeling for all.

Having known him in the latter spirit we know well that there are a great many in this vicinity who will miss him in a business way and also miss his kindly advice. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, January 1, 1930)

H.S. Greig Dies Sunday
Well Known Grain Dealer Is Mourned by Wide Circle of Friends
Hugh Scott Greig, well known grain dealer, of Estherville died at his home Sunday afternoon at two-twenty. Mr. Greig had been ill since April. His death was caused by progressive muscular atrophy. He was born April 3, 1867 at Toronto, Canada, the son of Ebenezer and Mary Scott Greig, natives of Scotland, and was therefore 62 years of age at the time of his passing.

The body was taken to Minneapolis Monday morning for cremation at the Lakewood cemetery. The ashes were brought back to Estherville Tuesday and buried beside his daughter Marie in Oak Hill cemetery. By a last request, final burial arrangements were made as simple as possible.

One son John E. beside the sorrowing widow is left to mourn the passing of Mr. Greig. He was a plain spoken and uncompromisingly honest man. A wide circle of friends knew him for his real worth. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 1, 1930)


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