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Jesse J. Griffith 1897-1983


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/26/2013 at 21:04:38

Jesse Griffith
Estherville Services for Jesse J. Griffith, 85, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Estherville with Dr. James Harmon officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Friday morning, Jan. 7, at Holy Family Hospital.

Henry and Olson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Griffith was born March 19, 1897 at Hartley, the son of Albert and Lena (Kahl) Griffith. He attended Hartley School. At the age of 16 he moved to Estherville with his parents. On Feb. 14, 1920 he was united in marriage to Florence Graves at Estherville. Griffith was employed as an engineer and fireman for the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and retired in 1962. He was an avid horseman and bred and raised standard breed trotters and pacers, which he trained and races. He served in the United States Army in World War One. Griffith was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include one son Keith Griffith, Pocahontas, Ark.; one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Phyllis) Bendixen, Clear Lake, Wis.; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Art Griffith, Clayton, Wis.; one sister, Mrs. Roy Kelley, Austin, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three sons, two brothers and one sister. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 10, 1983)


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