William Henry Grimes Genealogy
29. William Henry Grimes, son of
James Eli Grimes, b. November
12, 1858, in Wayne County, Tennessee. He m. May 5, 1881,
Nancy Elizabeth Cook, b. August 4, 1858. They built their first home on a part of the
Cook farm on Hardins Creek. Later this place was sold to a brother-in-law,
Newt L. Walker, and the old
Wilson Grimes farm on Mill Creek was purchased. Here they lived for
several years, but in 1905 this farm was sold and the family moved to Clifton,
where the children, now numbering six, could enjoy improved school facilities.
In 1921, after the children were grown and settled in other states, William and
wife moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they purchased a small dairy farm north of
town. Here they spent the remaining days of their life. They were members of the
Missionary Baptist church and were strong believers in that passage of scripture
which reads, "As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them
likewise". They also believed in the virtues of honesty, hard work, and thrift,
which they practiced. He d. November 5, 1938. She d. March 14, 1952. They were
buried in Memorial Cemetery, near Tulsa.
Note: Descendents of William Henry Grimes, was taken from his Bible records.
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