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Grimes James Knox Polk[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1845 - 1926


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  • Name  Grimes James Knox Polk 
    Born  09 Jul 1845  Magnolia, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1926  Wichita, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Maple Grove Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • JAMES GRIMES, real estate, insurance and collection agency, is a native of Magnolia, Putnam Co., Ill., born July 9, 1845; when he was about nine months old, his mother (his father having died) moved with her family to Utica Township, Clark Co., Ind. James resided there until March, 1868, then came to Kansas, locating two miles north of the city of Atchison, remaining there until July, of that year, when he went to Missouri, residing in Platte and Buchanan counties until he returned to Kansas, in January, 1870, locating this time in Ladore Township, Neosho County. In September of 1870, he removed to the village of Ladore. In November of 1870, he began carpenter work at Parsons, and he also assisted to move several buildings from Ladore to Parsons. When he first began work here there were but two shanties up. In April, 1871, he brought his family to Parsons and continued working at the carpenters' trade until the following fall, when he engaged in buying and shipping grain for Wood & Co., continuing to do business for that firm until after the death of Mr. Wood in the winter of 1872 or '73. After closing up the business of that firm he was in the grain business for E. K. Current, John Gebert, and later in the employ of the Parsons' Flouring Mill Company until 1876. During the winter of 1876-77 and 1877-78 he taught school, having been a professional teacher prior to locating here. In 1878 he published the first city directory of Parsons, issuing a similar publication every two years since then. He has served three years as City Assessor. He was a member of the School Board four years and afterwards served one year as Clerk of the Board. In the fall of 1877, he was elected Secretary of the Grand Lodge of the I. O. G. T. for the State of Kansas. In the spring of 1878, he engaged in real estate business, adding the insurance department in the July following. For the last four years he has served as Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of the I. O. G. T. He is also Lodge Deputy and Secretary of Parsons Lodge, No. 46, of the same order. He is Secretary of the American Legion of Honor Lodge. He is a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, being one of the trustees; a member of the Board of Stewards and Recorder of that Board, and also secretary of the Sunday School. He is one of the Directors of the Mechanic's Building and Loan Association and is examiner of titles for that organization. He is Secretary and Treasurer of the Parsons Local Board of Underwriters. He is a member of the Right Worthy Grand Lodge, of the World, of the I. O. G. T. and was representative to its meetings at Detroit, Mich., and New York City in 1879 and 1880, respectively. In 1881, he was past representative at the season held at Topeka. He made an active canvass in behalf of the adoption of the prohibition amendment, speaking at various places during a period of two months. He was married at Jeffersonville, Ind., May 7, 1865, to Kate Morrow, a native of Utica, Clark Co., Ind. They have five children living - Cora, Everett, Rowland, Ethel, and Myrtle. Lost two children, who died in infancy. Mrs. Grimes and eldest daughter are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
    • James Grimes's father's birthplace: KY
      James Grimes's mother's birthplace: NC
    • Is this the first JKPG? Died at 8 years old. Maybe an uncle?
      James Knox Polk Grimes(1) was born about 1848. He died on 4 Apr 1853 in Cabell Co., Va.(WV). CABELL COUNTY DEATH RECORDS - 1853
      Book 1, Page. 1
      34. GRIMES, James Knox Polk, w, f, m, 4 April, Ohio River, measles, 5y,
      George & Harriet Grimes, Ohio River, none, unmarried, Geroge Grimes, father Parents: George J. Grimes and Harriett.
    Person ID  I349  Morrows: Lige and Mildred
    Last Modified  12 Oct 2012 

    Mother  Hann Elizabeth,   b. 1825, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F240  Group Sheet

    Family  Morrow Catharine,   b. 1843, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Wichita, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  May 7 1865  Jeffersonville, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Virginia says Kate and James built the first house in Parsons, KS. Then they moved to Wichita.
    Children 
     1. Grimes Ethel,   b. 1882, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Grimes Everett,   b. 1871, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Grimes Sadie,   b. 1885, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966, Wichita, KS Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Grimes Cora,   b. 1867, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Grimes Roland,   b. 1879, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Grimes Jesse,   b. 1888, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Grimes Myrtle,   b. 1883, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944, Wichita, KS Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F234  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] 1920 Census: US.

    2. [S10] 1910 Census: Sedgwick KS.

    3. [S11] 1880 Census: Labette County, KS.

    4. [S6] 1850 Census: Clark County, IN.

    5. [S4] 1860 Census: Clark County IN.


 
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