Wellington Genealogy Group
Wellington Genealogy Group

Member of GAR post 219

Addison W. Griggs

Age: 42
Birthplace: Brighton O.
Residence: Wellington O.
Occupation: Farmer
Entry into the Service
Date: Aug. 8" 1864
Rank: Private
Co.: C
Regiment: 176 O.V.I.
Final Discharge
Date: June 14"1865
Rank: Private
Co.: C
Regiment: 176 O.V.I.
Length of Service: 10 months
Cause of Discharge: Order War Dept.
Date of Muster into the G.A.R.:
When Honorably Discharged: April 14" 1886
When Suspended:
When Dropped:
Where Buried: Greenwood, Wellington O.
Nature of Wounds Received:
When and in what Engagements Wounded:


Wellington Enterprise, 17 November 1915 pg 4

Death of A. W. Griggs.

Comrade Addison William Griggs of this city died at his home on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10th, at 5 o’clock, after a brief illness following a stroke of paralysis. The following notes were read at the funeral: “Addison William Griggs was born in Brighton, Lorain county, Ohio, Sept. 15th, 1843, and was the son of John S. and Maria Griggs. In 1863, he enlisted in the 176th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was in the service until the end of the war.

On April 5th, 1868, he was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Page, and to this union four children were born. In 1886, he moved to Wellington, where he has lived up to the present time.

In 1911, his wife died. He is survived by his three children, two daughters and one son, five grandchildren and two sisters.”

The funeral services were held at his late residence and were largely attended. Rev. Vernon Emery conducted the services, and the male quartette sang appropriate numbers. The remarks of Mr. Emery were impressive and at the close of his address, the friends reviewed the remains, which later were buried in Greenwood cemetery by the side of his beloved wife.

Some 27 comrades attended the services in a body, and it was evident from their appearance that Time is dealing with them kindly, although some are now quite infirm. The last sad rites at the grave were conducted by the officers of the G.A.R., and the body of our beloved comrade was lowered into the grave prepared for him.

The pall-bearers were comrades of Hamlin post, viz: Jos. Binehower, E. C. Jeffries, John E. Howk, Tim Metzgar, J.P. Stark and H.O. Fifield.

The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in this sad hour.

Comrade Griggs was a splendid citizen, a good father and friend, and in his demise Hamlin Post loses one of its most faithful members. Peace to his ashes.
Soldier, rest! Thy war-fare o’er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Dream of battled fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking.
Rest in Peace.

Cards of Thanks. We desire to return our heartfelt thanks to those who in any way assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved father and brother.
E.A. Griggs and Family.
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Reinecke.
Miss Alma Griggs.
O.M. Gillette and Family.
Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Hinchman.

Those from outside to attend the funeral follows: Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Reinecke and daughter of Milwaukee; Mr. Bert Morgan and Miss Ruth Morgan, Elyria; Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Hall, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. F. Sanders, and Miss Jennie Page, Henrietta; Mr. Lee Gillette, Youngstown; Mr. Frank Page, Elyria; Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Belden and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Roe, Mrs. H. E. Davies, and Miss Ida Redell, Cleveland.