Asbury C. Griffin
"THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1933, NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
SUCCUMBS AT AGE 89
ASBURY C. GRIFFIN
UNION VETERAN DIES IN MOLINE
ASBURY C. GRIFFIN, 89 YEARS OLD, SUCCUMBS IN HIS HOME IN SOUTH MOLINE.
Asbury C. Griffin, 89 years old, a life long resident of South Moline Township, died of apoplexy and infirmities of age yesterday afternoon in his home on Forty-first street in South Moline township. He was a Civil war veteran, having served company F of the 69th Illinois infantry.
Mr. Griffin was born in South Moline, Aug. 25, 1843. He married Sarah Smith in Moline Dec. 24, 1931. Mr. Griffin had been a coal miner for 45 years. During part of the time, he operated a truck farm (vegetable market) in the summer. He retired from farming two years ago.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Effie Park of Moline, Mrs. Blanche Ferry and Mrs. Goldie Beckstrom, both of South Moline, and Mrs. Grace Kappe of San Jose, Calif.; four sons, Joseph F. Griffin and Milton A. Griffin of South Moline, Asbury F. Griffin of Viola, ILL., and Bert E. Griffin of Peoria; 39 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Jane Hunter of Moline. Two daughters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in Bowlesburg Chapel. Rev. Walter A. Tillberg, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline will officiate. Burial will be in Bowlesburg Cemetery. The body will be taken from Knox Funeral Home, Moline, to the chapel in time for services Friday."
Please Note: Marriage date may be a miss print in this article. Actual marriage date is known to be: 24 December 1868 by the family. [Transcribed 21 October 2006, SLJuhl, compiler]