Peter Greaves Jr The Story of My Grandfather

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Peter Greaves Jr The Story of My Grandfather
Description Peter Greaves. Jr.. was one of Ephraim's early merchants. Early in the 1890s he began handling farm implements and on October 1, 1896, opened a mercantile business where he carried a "full line of dry goods, groceries, notions, hats and caps, boots and shoes, tinware and general merchandise." Other advertisements of interest in the Ephraim Enterprise read, "A new line of fine dress goods ranging in price from 30 cents and up has just been opened up at Peter Greaves, Jr.'s." ""What is nicer for a Christmas present for your little boy than a Jersey suit? Peter Greaves, Jr.. has elegant ones for $2.50." "To learn whether or not my stock of children's ready-made suits is good, complete and cheap, examine it." In Campbell's Tokens of Utah Peter Greaves, Jr.. of Ephraim, Utah, is listed as coining tokens or scrip from 1896-1898. Campbell's lists two denominations, but two other denominations are presently owned by family members. These include 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents and $1.00. The tokens are made of brass and each is engraved with the words. "Peter Greaves, Jr., Ephraim, Utah." Each token is a different shape and the value of each one is also engraved upon the token. Many of these were found in the bottom of a trunk in the home Peter, Jr., built and his grandchildren had a wonderful time using them for play money as they created imaginary plays, circuses and stores. Most of these coins have been lost, with only a few remaining in the family. In March of 1898. Peter Greaves. Jr.. turned over his mercantile store to Niels Thompson. Later in his life, he engaged in other business enterprises, including a home hotel, a furniture store, a dealership in farm machinery and equipment and the agency for the Castle Gate and Clear Creek coal. He retained the coal agency until his death, at which time it was taken over by his son, Sheldon William Greaves. The home hotel remains in the family and until the early 1950's numbers on the bedroom doors were easily identified. Peter, Jr.'s. wife Catherine, an excellent cook, served meals to the drummers (salesmen) who stayed at the home hotel, where they also displayed their wares. There is not much information about the furniture store, but the Ephraim Enterprise in the 1890's carried many ads indicating Peter, Jr.'s, dealership in farm machinery and equipment. Peter Greaves, Jr.. and Catherine Mortensen were the parents of nine children. Reuel M.. Hazel. Gescul J.. Grover P., Amy, Sheldon W.. Philip Vail and Halbert S. (Vail died in 1931 while still a young man. and also a baby named Elva Tina.) Peter Greaves. Jr., died November 27. 26
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326747
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