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Obituaries of the Greggs family in King County, Washington
Elizabeth Greggs James Greggs John Wearmouth Greggs Mary Hannah Greggs Thomas H. Greggs Walter Foster Greggs LuLu Bell Reichert Jennie Sophie Sipila
Elizabeth Greggs, The Renton Chronicle, 13 Sep 1972

Elizabeth Greggs, 95, a long time Renton resident and former Newcastle postmaster died Monday at Highlands Convalescent Center. Services will be tomorrow.

Miss Greggs was born in Braidwood, Ill. and came to the Renton area at the age of 13. She went to work for Pacific Coast Coal Co. at an early age and was appointed postmaster in Newcastle in 1908.

She built her home in Renton in 1928, but commuted to Newcastle until the post office closed there in 1938. She lived in Renton until 1959 when she moved to Bellevue to live with her niece, Mrs. Avis McDonald.

She was one of the original petitioners and charter members of the Tyee chapter 122, OES, constituted in January, 1911. She was also a member of the King County Pioneer Association.

Miss Greggs is survived by her niece, Mrs. McDonald and other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Faull Renton Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Underwood officiating, assisted by the OES. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to their favorite charity.

James Greggs, The Renton Chronicle, 3 Oct 1935

James Greggs, Sr., King county pioneer, died at his home on 424 Park avenue, Friday, Sept. 27th. He was born in England, January 1, 1846, and came to the United States sixty-nine years ago and to Washington from Illinois in 1889. He settled at Newcastle and resided there until seven years ago when he moved to Renton.

He is survived by four sons, James, Jr., Will and Walter of Renton, John of Auburn; three daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Greggs of Renton, Mrs. Nellie Clark of Olympia, and seventeen grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. from Stokes Mortuary with Rev. Charles Mentzer, officiating. Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetery.

Pall bearers were Louis Hansen, James Murdock, Andy Reynolds, George Beanblossom, Tom Dobson, and George Fraser.

John Wearmouth Greggs, Kent News-Journal, 6 Feb 1970

Cremation was held Thursday under the direction of Lightle Funeral Home for John W. Greggs, 1530 J St., SE, who died Tuesday at Auburn General Hospital. He was 85.

He retired as assistant manager of People's Bank, Kent 20 years ago. He had been in the banking business in both Auburn--National Bank of Washington--and Kent, for more than 40 years.

Born Feb. 22, 1885 in Braidwood, Ill., Mr. Greggs came to Auburn in 1921 and first went to work for Cavanaugh Hardware as an account [possibly lines missing here].

He went to Newcastle--in the Black Diamond area--in January, 1890 when he was 4 years old and in 1919 moved to Bayne, Wash. In 1910 he moved to Black Diamond where he worked as a bookkeeper for the coal mines at Newcastle. In 1918 he moved to Renton and to Auburn three years later. He joined the National Bank of Washington in 1928 and later transferred to People's Bank from which he retired as assistant manager.

Survivors include a son, Don Greggs, and a daughter, Mrs. Al (Mary Lou) Miller, both Auburn, and a sister, Elizabeth Greggs, Bellevue. His wife died in 1966.

He was a member of the Black Diamond Masonic Lodge.

Mary Hannah Greggs, The Renton Chronicle, 5 Aug 1937

Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Greggs, 424 Park Avenue, who died Tuesday after a long illness, will be held tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. from Stokes mortuary. Rev. J. H. Pritchard will officiate and burial will be at Greenwood cemetery.

Mrs. Greggs was an old-time Renton district resident, having come to Newcastle in 1890 and moving to Renton in 1928. She was born in Braidwood, Ill., in 1874, and would have been 63 years old August 30.

Two children, a daughter, Avis Mackey, and a son, Melbourne; four brothers, James, Will, Walter Greggs of Renton and John of Auburn; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Clark of Olympia and Miss Elizabeth Greggs of Renton, survive Mrs. Greggs.

Thomas H. Greggs, Seattle Daily Times, 15 Aug 1934

Thomas Greggs, 47 years old, clerk in the county auditor's office, died yesterday in Swedish Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Stokes Mortuary in Renton. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery there.

Mr. Greggs, a native of Illinois, had lived in Newcastle many years. He was a member of Tyee Lodge No. 115, Free and Accepted Masons, there and of Delphia Lodge No. 2, Knights of Pythias, Renton.

Survivors are a daughter, Miss Sheila Greggs, Seattle; his father, James Greggs, Renton; four brothers, William, James, Jr., Walter and John Greggs; and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Clark and the Misses Mary and Elizabeth Greggs, Renton.

Walter Foster Greggs, Renton Chronicle-Record, 10 Apr 1968

Walter F. Greggs, who was born in Newcastle in 1892 and had lived here all his life, died at his Earlington home March 29.

Mr. Greggs was a miner in Newcastle and Renton for 30 years, then was at Pacific Car for 15 years before retiring in 1958. Since then, he owned and operated the Rockree Gem Shop in Issaquah.

He was a member of Tyee Lodge, F&AM, a Past Patron of Tyee Chapter, OES; Loyalty Court, Order of Amaranth; Washington State Pioneers Association; a past president of the King County Pioneers Association; the Historical Society, Renton Gem and Geology Club, and Boilermakers Hope Lodge No. 78.

Funeral services were held April 1 in Faull-Renton Funeral Home followed by burial in Greenwood Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie; a son, Gerald D. Greggs in Issaquah; two daughters: Mrs. Dean Maulsby of Kent and Mrs. Irving Delbotten of Issaquah; three brothers: James of Bremerton, John of Auburn and William Greggs of Zenith; a sister, Elizabeth Greggs of Bellevue; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

LuLu Bell Reichert, Renton Historical Society Obituary Files 1983.065,

Funeral services for Lulu Bell Greggs, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stokes Mortuary Chapel in Renton.

Mrs. Greggs, a resident of Renton, died Thursday at the Highlands Convalescent Center.

She was born April 26, 1890, in Newcastle and had lived in the Renton area since 1922. She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Tyee chapter No. 122 and a member of the Bryn Mawr United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Greggs was preceded in death by a son, William. She has two surviving sons, Raymond Greggs, Renton, and James Greggs, Mercer Island; two daughters, Mildred Faull and Dorothy Makins, both of Bremerton; a sister, Nellie Munson, South Park; and 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park.

The family suggests remembrances to the Highlands Convalescent Center.

Jennie Sophie Sipila, Renton Record-Chronicle, 4 Nov 1970

Funeral services for Jennie S. Greggs, 75, 211 Shattuck Ave., Apt. B-11, Renton, were held Tuesday in Faull-Renton Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Underwood officiating.

Mrs. Greggs was born Jan. 14, 1895 in Seattle and died Oct. 30. She was a member of the Order of Amaranth, VFW Auxiliary, Tyee Order of Eastern Star, Renton Historical Society, King County Pioneers, and Earlington Womans Club.

Survivors include a son, Gerald, Issaquah, two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Maxine) Maulsby, Kent; Mrs. Irving (Doreen) Dalbotten, Issaquah; a brother, Ted Sipila, Renton; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Seppi, Renton; Mrs. Esther Hurskainen, Renton; Mrs. Margaret Lind, Port Angeles; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park.

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