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Griffin, Robert M 1827-1923

 
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Mary S Taylor



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:56 am    Post subject: Griffin, Robert M 1827-1923 Reply with quote

Peninsula Daily Herald, CA July 14, 1923 p1
Robert Griffin, Oldest Pioneer, Called by Death
Popular Old-Timer is Active in Business Up to the Last Few Months
Came to Monterey in 1887; Built Famous Block
Funeral to be Held Monday at 2:30 p.m. From Mortuary Chapel
By Julie E. Underwood
Robert M. Griffin, one of Monterey’s oldest pioneers and perhaps one of the best known of the old timers passed away at the home of his grand-daughter, Mrs. D. Cooper, at 6:30 o’clock last evening at the ripe age of 96 years, 3 months and 22 days. He has attended actively to his business affairs to within the last few months, his illness necessitating his retirement from the business sections of the city. Mr. Griffen came to Monterey county in the early sixties, locating in the Pajaro valley, where he engaged in farming and was one of the leading potato growers, the Burbank variety being his specialty. He moved to Monterey in 1887 and with his son-in-law, J.W. Bagby, built the block known as the “Bagby Opera House,” which today stands as a monument to the enterprise of the founders. Hail fellow, well met, popular with both young and old, “Grand-Dad” Griffin will be missed by an army of friends who knew him intimately and admired him for many fine qualities. His funeral will be held from the Mortuary Chapel of J.E. Freeman on Monday afternoon, July 16, at 2:30 o’clock.
Copyright (c) 2008 The Monterey County Herald

GRIFFIN ROBERT M 07 13 1923 MONTEREY 731188
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