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Augustus P. Griffis

The relatives and friends of this community were greatly shocked last Thursday afternoon to learn of the tragic death of Mr. A.P. Griffis. His death will be a decided loss to his loved ones and his cheery words will be missed by the many friends, who were accustomed to his presence about the business places of Farnam.

Augustus P. Griffis was born at Sunderland, Vermont, on April 8, 1857, and passed away October 30, 1930, at his home at Farnam, Nebraska.

At the age of six years he moved to Boone county, Illinois, with his parents.

At the age of 19, he was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Blowers. To this union was born one daughter.

He came to Furnace (Furnas) county, Nebraska, in the years of 1880 and in 1887 came to Farnam where he homesteaded three miles south of Farnam. Being one of the early settlers in this section of Nebraska, he endured the many hardships which confronted the early pioneers.

On April 16, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Amy Jackson, and to this union was born three daughters and one son.

In the spring of 1898 he moved to Farnam with his family.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Mrs. Amy E. Griffis, four daughters, Mrs. Grace Lufkin, of Beloit, Wisconsin; Mrs. Emma L. Palmer, of this place: Mrs. Alice M. Palmer, Ogallala, Nebr.; Mrs. Celia Stouffer, Idaho Springs, Colo.; and one son, James A. Griffis, of this place. Three sisters, Mrs. Adell Wood, of this place; Mrs. W. J. Ainlay, Alliance; Mrs. Esther Carpenter,, Hesperia, Michigan, and one brother, Frank Griffis of Bignell, Nebr.

He was a member of the Congregational church for a number of years.

Services were conducted by Rev. C. R. Tanner at the Methodist church last Saturday and burial was made in the Farnam cemetery.

Many relatives and friends from out of town attended the funeral. Among the relatives from a distance attending there funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ainlay of Alliance: Frank Griffis, two daughters and two sons of Bignell, Nebr.; Mrs. M. V. Griffis and sons, Milo and Lloyd and her daughter, Mamie of Cozad; Mrs. Grace Lufkin of Beloit, Wis., Mrs. Celia Stouffer of Idaho Springs, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Palmer of Ogallala, Nebraska.

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank the many friends for their kindness and words of sympathy during our recent sorrow and for the beautiful floral offerings.     Mrs. Amy Griffis
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lufkin
    Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Palmer and son
    Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Palmer
    Mr. James A. Griffis
    Mrs. Celia A. Stouffer

The Farnam Echo 50(10):1 Thursday, November 6, 1930



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