Wallace Griffin

The Payette Independent
Thursday, March 04, 1926

Many friends will grieve to hear of the death of Wallace Griffin, which occurred at his home on Friday, February 26, after a lingering illness which, however, had only assumed a serious aspect a week before his death.

Mr. Griffin was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and came with his family from Kansas to Payette in 1913. He was an apairist by profession and also engaged in general farming, having operated on Payette Oregon Slope for several years prior to moving into town. He is survived by his widow and six children; Mrs. Homer Settle and Helen Griffin of Payette, Mrs. George Shellhaas of Emmett, Mrs. Lee Vassar Stewart of Asherton, Texas, Howard F. Griffin of Glendale, Oregon and Lyle E. Griffin of Portland, Oregon. All his loved ones were with him at the time of his passing.

Mr. Griffin was a man strongly bound by family ties; and with a deep love for old associations. He still owned the home in Kansas, where he and Mrs. Griffin lived in their youth and where all of their six children were born.

Mr. Griffin was a man whose influence was strongly manifested in his community, and one who will be missed by many warm friends.

Funeral services were held from the family home on Sixth Street on Sunday afternoon, and were conducted by the Rev. Baker, pastor of the Pentecostal church. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery.

Payette Enterprise (March 04, 1926)

Wallace Griffin was born at Clarksburg, W. Va., he died at Payette, Idaho, on the 26th day of February, 1926, aged sixty-eight years. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, at 2:30, Rev. Baker officiating. A beautiful part of the service was an appropriate song finely rendered by a male quartet. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.

Mr. Griffin spent the years of his early manhood in the state of Kansas. He moved to Idaho, thirteen years ago. He was engaged in ranching on the Payette-Oregon Slope, across the river, in Oregon, for a time and moved back to Idaho and has since resided in Payette for a considerable number of years last past and following the calling of an apiarist.

There are left the wife and six children: Mrs. Homer L. Settle and Miss Helen Griffin, of Payette; Mrs. George Shellhass, of Emmett, Idaho; Mrs. Lee Vassar Stewart, of Asherton, Texas, daughters; Howard F. Griffin, of Glendale, Oregon; Lyle Griffin, of Portland, Oregon, sons, all of whom were present at the funeral service.

Wallace Griffin made much greater effort than the average man to keep abreast of the time in general information. He was a constant student of the Scriptures and one of the foremost Bible scholars in the community. He was scrupulously honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow-men. He loved mankind and sought ever and always to be of service in his day and generation. He coveted not wealth; he believed the building of a real man to be of greater importance than accumulating a fortune in money. All things that were good had his commendation and he was a relentless foe to what is unclean and wrong.

His neighbors testify that he was always kind and considerate, always ready to lend them a helping hand. Those who knew him best, those who understood him and had his confidence testify that he was a never-failing friend.