hmtl5 John Riley Gritton b. 2 Jun 1861 Illinois d. 15 Oct 1914: Gritton Genealogy
John Riley Gritton

John Riley Gritton

Male 1861 - 1914  (53 years)

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  • Name John Riley Gritton 
    Born 2 Jun 1861  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Brount Township, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Blount Township, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  South Homer Township, Champaign County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer, wagon driver 
    Died 15 Oct 1914  [4
    Buried Johnson Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I285  Gritton
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2021 

    Father Jesse Gritton,   b. 1836, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1865  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Sarah Catherine Cline,   b. 5 Jun 1843, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1929, Jamaica, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1860  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    • Marriage License Abstracts Vermilion County, Illinois 1853-1874. Page 57. Nathaniel Cline, guardian, signed for Sarah C. Cline. Nathaniel Cline was the brother of Sarah's late father.
    Albums
    Cline Family Bible
    Cline Family Bible (6)
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah E. Brown,   b. Apr 1864, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1902  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1885  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 8
    Children 
     1. Elvin J. Gritton,   b. Jan 1886, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     2. Ernest Leslie Gritton,   b. 29 Feb 1888, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1970, Berrien Springs, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Bessie May Gritton,   b. 24 Mar 1890, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1903  (Age 13 years)
     4. Ross Gritton,   b. 24 Mar 1892, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Grace Gritton,   b. 13 Feb 1897, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lena Leota Chester,   b. 9 Aug 1860, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1936, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Aft 1902  Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jun 1861 - Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Brount Township, Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Blount Township, Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1885 - Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - South Homer Township, Champaign County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1902 - Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Johnson Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Gritton Family Register
    Gritton Family Register
    Gritton Family Register
    Gritton Family Register
    Gritton Family Register
    Gritton Family Register
    Gritton, John Riley and Ben Millinder
    Gritton, John Riley and Ben Millinder
    Gritton, John R.
    Gritton, John R.
    Gritton, John Riley
    Gritton, John Riley

    Albums
    Cline Family Bible
    Cline Family Bible (6)

  • Notes 
    • In the 1870 US census, John, age 8, and his brother Charles, age 6, are in the household of their late father's parents, John R. and Nancy Gritton. Their mother, Sarah Catherine (Cline) Gritton has remarried and lives with her new husband, John F. Gritton on a nearby farm.

      In the 1880 US census, John, age 10, and his brother Charles, age 16, are in the household of their late father's parents, John R. and Nancy Gritton. Their mother, Sarah Catherine (Cline) Gritton has remarried and lives with her new husband, John F. Gritton on a nearby farm.

      1900 US Census, South Homer, Champaign County, Illinois. John R. Gritton, age 37; Sarah Gritton, age 36; Elvin J. Gritton, age 14; Earnest Gritton, age 12; Bessie Gritton, age 10; Rossie Gritton, age 8; and Gratia Gritton, age 2.

      1910 US census, Danville, Ward 2, Vermilion County, Illinois. John R. Gritten, age 48; Lena Gritten, age 50 [Lena McFarland], Elvin Gritten, age 25; Ross Gritten, age 13; Grace Gritten, age 13; and [Andrew] Nelson McFarland, age 13 (step-son).

    • News paper article. Family is unfortunate. John Gritton, living west of town has numerous afflictions. John Gritton, who resides west of Danville, is certainly having his full share of troubles. His wife died a little over a year ago and a few months afterward he suffered heavy loss by fire. Last week his eldest daughter, age 13, who was so much help in keeping house and caring for smaller children in the family died from the effects of typhoid fever. Although quite young, Bessie succeeded in keeping the family together and at the same time attended school. Besides the father, she leaves a little sister and three younger brothers, Homer friends extend the family profound sympathy. Homer Enterprise.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Cline Family Bible.

    2. [S17] Obituary.

    3. [S6] 1900 US census.

    4. [S2] Find a Grave.

    5. [S75] Don Claypool, Don Claypool, (Don Claypool, 1997).

    6. [S12] Illinois Marriages.

    7. [S48] Marriage Abstracts, Vermilion County, Illinois: 1853-1874, (Illiana Genealogical and Historical Society).

    8. [S49] Marriage license abstract, Vermilion County, Illinois: 1882 thru 1891, (Illiana Geneaological and Historical Society, 1996).